Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Planned Prevarication

Watching the CSPAN video of Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood, before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Cynthia Lummis, (R) Wyoming, elicits the following from Richards (Start at 00:54:33):

  • Mammograms provided - None. 
  • Abortions - three percent of procedures, eighty six percent of non-government revenue. (A question I asked in early August)
  • Taxpayers fund over forty percent of PP. 
  • $5.1 million in annual travel expenses. 
The fungibility issue is raised, but Richards dissembles.
Lummus: "If taxpayer dollars are being used to free up services that you provide...
Richards: "We don’t get a federal subsidy..."
Lummus: "Could you function on non-federal dollars?”
Richards: "We don’t make any profit off of federal money."
They just pay expenses with your money. We all know that has nothing to do with profit.

Keep watching Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, (R) Utah, after Lummis five minutes are over. He asks if Richards will provide the information, "How many of your affiliates receive the majority of their revenue from abortion?” requested by Lummis.

Richards at 01:01:11 “I don’t want to commit to anything that I don’t want you to have."

Did she really just say that?

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