“This health care bill is an abortion business bailout.” — Charmaine Yoest
On the day that a vote on the Nelson-Hatch-Casey amendment is expected, Americans United for Life’s legislative arm AUL Action published a full-page newspaper ad in one of the top Capitol Hill newspapers The Hill challenging Planned Parenthood to state how much they stand to gain from the passing of health care reform legislation.
Americans United for Life Action President and CEO Charmaine Yoest said, “This Senate health care bill is a bailout for the world’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood. Their lobbying efforts are said to be about empowering women and advancing reproductive health but the bottom line is that Planned Parenthood needs the business.”
Dr. Yoest continued, “AUL Action is fighting to prevent the tragedy of a dramatic increase of abortions in America — funded by American tax dollars.”
Planned Parenthood is the world’s largest abortion provider and has an annual budget in excess of $1 billion and posted an $85 million profit last year. Planned Parenthood also received $350 million in federal funding in 2007. The newspaper ad notes a recent Harvard Business case study revealing that despite the “massive public subsidies, Planned Parenthood is struggling financially.”