Congressman Tom Price (R-GA) issued the following statement highlighting a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) which reveals that six organizations involved in the abortion industry received about $1 billion in federal funding from 2002 through 2009. Click here to access the report.
"Regardless of where they stand on abortion, most Americans agree it should not be funded by taxpayer subsidies," said Congressman Price. "Yet this report shows a horrifying amount of federal funding going to the abortion industry. Money is fungible. Giving abortion providers $1 billion for other activities just frees up an equal sum of money to support their abortion practices. U.S. affiliates of Planned Parenthood received $657 million over seven years while conducting more than 300,000 abortions in 2007 alone. In that same year, they reported a mere 4,912 adoption referrals. It's time to end this sickening taxpayer subsidy of abortions."