How do you misplace $1.3 billion in taxpayer money? Apparently Planned Parenthood cannot account for over half of the $2 billion in tax-payer funded subsidies it has received since 2003. The nation's #1 abortion provider, which reported $85 million in profits for 2007-2008, has refused to offer any explanation for the missing funds.
While these tax-payer funds are for operation of clinics, Planned Parenthood plays a significant political role as well, donating vast sums to candidates and other pro-abortion political action groups each year. In Williamson County, Representative Diana Maldonado is one such recipient, having received $2,000 in 2008, and she is listed as a Planned Parenthood Action 'victory' candidate. Typically, however, since Texans are not as enthusiastic as other parts of the country about killing unborn children, pro-abortion candidates like Diana Maldonado are careful to only list endorsements from groups like Annie's List; benign-sounding name, pro-abort agenda. Annie's List has donated generously to Maldonado in both 2008 and 2010.
Happily, we do not have any Planned Parenthood clinics in Williamson county, yet. But rest assured, it is no accident that these abortion groups are anxious to support candidates in our area.
If you have any doubts about the real purpose of abortion clinics and Planned Parenthood, check out this movie trailer for Blood Money, based on the book by former abortion clinic director and Round Rock resident Carol Everett. These are highly profitable businesses, and regardless of your stance on the ethics of abortion, they should in no way be subsidized by taxpayers.