Funding Planned Parenthood

An estimated one in five women in the U.S. has visited a Planned Parenthood health center at least once in her life.

Since we’re coming up on the near-inevitable defunding of Planned Parenthood by the current Congress, I decided to look into what that actually meant.  In 2014, Planned Parenthood received nearly $554 million in Medicaid reimbursements for services.  This is a bit more than 40% of their total $1.3 billion yearly revenue.

That’s very important money, but it’s actually.. not that much, comparatively.  There are about 325 million people in the US.  If one out of every 10 people in the US gave an additional $17 to Planned Parenthood per year, we would replace the entirety of the government funding that Planned Parenthood receives.  That seems pretty reasonable to me!

I gave my $17 a few days ago; what are you waiting for?  #17forPP

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