From today's California Catholic Daily:
"'This is a big deal'
Planned Parenthood launches drive to stop funding cuts as California’s budget crisis reaches disastrous proportions, pro-lifers see massive deficit as rare chance to defund abortion giant.
Now that California voters have overwhelmingly rejected a package of budget measures and the state faces a more than $20 billion deficit, Planned Parenthood affiliates in the state are sending out urgent email alerts to their supporters pleading with them to contact the legislature to prevent any reduction in the millions of taxpayer money Planned Parenthood receives each year."
How many millions?
In the state of California, Planned Parenthood operates 108 abortion clinics. They are administered through 9 regional organizations. Our San Francisco area Planned Parenthood abortion business is called Planned Parenthood Golden Gate. Their revenue for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007 was $22,345,629--40% of which comes from state funds and 16% from Medi-Cal reimbursements. That's $12,513,552 of your tax dollars--for just one of the nine regional organizations. What's left over, after killing babies, is used for such things as this (h/t Dawn Patrol):
But Planned Parenthood Golden Gate are pikers compared to other districts:
Planned Parenthood Shasta-Diablo, which "serves" Contra Costa, the North Bay Counties, and the northeast corner of the state, had total revenue in FY 2007 of $23, 410,201, of which $17,369, 836 (74%) comes from you, the taxpayer.
Planned Parenthood Monte Mar, which "serves" the Central Valley and Sierras had total revenue in FY 2008 of $70,438,113. At least 63% of that ($44,364,146) comes from you, the taxpayer.
Back to the California Catholic Daily story:
"Two days after the special election, Planned Parenthood affiliates in California began sending emails to their supporters imploring them to contact their legislators immediately. 'We need your immediate help because the Governor is attempting to solve the state's budget crisis by cutting family planning,' wrote Darrah D. Johnson, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of San Diego & Riverside Counties in one such email message. 'We are at a crisis point,' Johnson’s message continued. 'It is critical that your elected officials hear from you today and tomorrow in as many ways as possible!'
“While most companies struggle to survive in the current state of our economy, recent annual reports show that business has never been better for Planned Parenthood and profits have never been so high,” wrote Gingi Edmonds, a 23-year-old pro-life activist from Hanford, in a May 21 email message sent to readers of her blog, Gingi Edmonds ProLife Opinion. “In a press release last weekend, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards admitted that clinics like Mar Monte, California have seen as much as a 21 percent jump in the number of women they perform abortions on in a weekly basis.”
'Well guess what pro-lifers?' says Edmonds in response. “There are a lot more of us than there are of them, according to four recent national polls. We need to call our elected officials in California RIGHT NOW and demand these long overdue budget cuts that will stop the funding of this abortion giant, and potentially save 73,000+ lives that are currently marked for death on our dime.”
To find your legislator if you wish to send a message on the subject, Click Here.
To contact Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger:
Phone: (916) 445-2841
Fax: (916) 558-3160
Mail: Office of the Governor, State Capitol Building, Sacramento, CA 95814
To email the governor, Click Here.