He and fellow Democrats fight hard to keep funding Planned Parenthood but not for the reason you might think. The Senate recently passed, largely along party line, a bill that would De-fund Planned Parenthood, a bill seen as symbolic since President Obama will veto the bill with little consideration.
During the fiscal 2013-2014 year, Planned Parenthood received over 500 million dollars in federal government funding and many states contribute additional millions more. However, soon after hidden videos revealed that Planned Parenthood was trafficking baby parts, serious questions began to emerge as to the federal governments continued involvement in funding the country’s largest abortion provider. Planned Parenthood makes close to half a billion dollars from doing abortions every year. No one knows yet just how much Planned Parenthood makes off selling dismembered baby parts.
In-spite of the recent discovery, Democrats called for the continued funding. They argued, it is needed in order to help poor women who depend on its services. The opposition rightfully pointed out that there are literally thousands of other health care centers who do not deal in baby parts and the funding could go to help them. Increasing aid to these other service providers would seem to be reasonable solution. It would provide help to woman, without remaining tied to the gruesomeness of selling body parts.
The reason Democrats fought so hard to keep the funding might have to do with the fact that they were the beneficiaries of over 25 million dollars in campaign donations since 2000. Read More
In the 2014 campaign cycle, the Center for Responsive Politics found (2) that groups and individuals related to Planned Parenthood spent $679,708 specifically on congressional candidates. Moreover, if you broaden that out to the entire 1990 to 2016 periods, the number rises to about $3.9 million specifically on congressional candidates. . According to campaign financial records and as reported by the Washington Free Bacon, (1) Hillary Clinton is the favorite recipient of Planned Parent support.
This type of “kick-backing” is exactly how the Mafia operates. The Mafia bribes law enforcement personal, judges and politicians.
In the HBO hit series, “The Sopranos”, one episode depicts a typical Mafia deal similar to the one taking place between Planned Parenthood and politicians. In the episode, the Mafia promises a local politician campaign support in return for his agreeing to sign off on bogus government guaranteed loans that they will profit from. Unlike politicians, mobsters are sent to prison for this type of behavior.
With what we now know about Planned Parenthood donating to politicians that support its funding, it is time for the President Obama to begin releasing jailed Mobsters.