Check out our latest E-Blast from FIC’s Executive Director, Peter Wolfgang:
Media Censors CT Abortion Report
It is the single most important news story of November 2019 in the State of Connecticut. And you probably never heard a word about it.
In an e-blast sent on Nov. 7th, the Connecticut Catholic Conference “revealed today that 75% of abortions performed in Connecticut during 2018 were paid for with taxpayer dollars.”
That is explosive information. And it was revealed almost three weeks ago. Yet (except for three paragraphs at the end of a Chris Powell column), Connecticut media seems to have completely ignored the 12th Annual State of Abortion Report.
Permit Family Institute of Connecticut, then, to provide you with some of the highlights. According to the Conference:
- In 2018 there were 9,294 abortions in Connecticut, 6,995 of which were to low-income women. Connecticut taxpayers covered the expenses of the latter, which totaled $4.2 million dollars.
A call to the Conference confirms that this is in addition to the almost $3 million that Planned Parenthood gets annually from state taxpayers. In other words, taxpayers are paying far more to the abortion industry in Connecticut than was previously known. Especially when you consider that, and here we quote:
- “According to the Conference, it is conceivable that over the last 20 years Connecticut taxpayers have paid for approximately 140,000 abortions at a cost of $84 million“[emphasis added].
And that is a conservative estimate, says the Conference, because it is based on the number of abortions in 2018 and that number has declined by 32% over the last ten years. Here is Conference executive director Chris Healy with, if you will pardon the expression, the money quote:
- “The large number of abortions performed on low-income women is reflective of Planned Parenthood’s financial dependency on this population group and the state income it generates to the organization.”
That is the nice way of putting it. The less-nice way of putting it is that Planned Parenthood makes money off killing the children of Connecticut’s poor. Your money.
All of which brings us back to an item that did make the news this year: That some political leaders in our state want to give Planned Parenthood of Southern New England an additional $2 million to make up for the federal funds Planned Parenthood voluntarily abandoned because it refused to comply with new pro-life requirements.
All together, that might put Connecticut taxpayers on the hook for roughly $9 million a year to the abortion industry. This while Planned Parenthood is already–as the Conference gently puts it–“in an extremely strong financial position” while offering (contrary to popular perception) “extremely limited” non-abortion services.
At the end of the day, abortion is what Planned Parenthood is really all about. And you, dear Connecticut taxpayer, are paying far more for it than you knew.
You can read The State of Abortion in Connecticut – Twelfth Annual Report in its entirety here. You can read the Executive Summary of the Report here.
We don’t know why Connecticut media has ignored the Conference’s report. But you can be darn sure FIC will be talking (and doing something) about it a lot. And for that, we need your help. Watch for more information coming soon.