First and foremost, anyone who comes to Freedom Outpost regularly will know that I am no friend of Planned Parenthood. They will also recognize I am no friend of the idea that the federal government should take taxpayer money and fund organizations like Planned Parenthood, which support the cold-blooded murder of the most innocent among us. Recently, Planned Parenthood came under investigation for misuse of taxpayer funds, but has this stopped them from getting taxpayer money? Nope, not one bit. In fact, several sources are reporting the abortion giant is receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer funds to help with Obamacare.
For instance, the Health Benefit Exchange Authority is reporting that there are 35 Washington, D.C.-based groups that will be receiving a total of $6.4 million of our tax dollars to help people enroll in the Obamacare exchanges.
“We are excited to create these partnerships with trusted organizations that have deep roots in the communities that make up the District of Columbia,” Diane C. Lewis, chair of the exchange’s executive board, said in a statement.
Among those 35 organizations is Planned Parenthood. The organization is receiving $375,000 in taxpayer funds.
As if that wasn’t enough, Obama’s Health and Human Services announced on Thursday that it was giving grants that totaled $655,192 to Planned Parenthood clinics in Iowa, Arkansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Montana and New Hampshire to serve as “Navigators” for Obamacare.
CNS News reports:
Those clinics are among the 105 organizations that applied for “Navigator” grants to help people sign up for health insurance. HHS is spending a total of $67 million overall on the sign-up effort.
According to HHS, “Navigators are trained to provide unbiased information in a culturally competent manner to consumers about health insurance, the new Health Insurance Marketplaces, qualified health plans, and public programs including Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.”
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland in Iowa, which operates clinics in Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska and Oklahoma, will receive $214,427. Intermountain Planned Parenthood or Planned Parenthood of Montana is getting $295,604. And Planned Parenthood of Northern New England will receive $145,161 to provide navigators to “assist patients and other consumers” in five counties in New Hampshire.
All of those clinics provide abortions, according to their websites.
During that same speech to Planned Parenthood, Obama thanked them for their support of the Affordable Care Act (aka. Obamacare). He said:
“Now, I know how hard you worked to help us pass health care reform. You and your supporters got out there — you organized; you mobilized; you made your voices heard. It made all the difference. But here’s the thing — if Americans don’t know how to access the new benefits and protections that they’re going to receive as we implement this law, then health care reform won’t make much of a difference in their lives.
“So I’m here to also ask for your help, because we need to get the word out. We need you to tell your patients, your friends, your neighbors, your family members what the health care law means for them. Make sure they know that if they don’t have health insurance, they’ll be able to sign up for quality, affordable insurance starting this fall in an online marketplace where private insurers will compete for their business. Make sure that they know that there are plans out there right now that cover the cost of contraceptive and preventive care free of charge.”
We reported earlier in the year that Planned Parenthood is responsible for an abortion approximately every 90 seconds. The organization reported 333,964 murders of the unborn in fiscal year 2011. Hitler would be proud, and he would be even more impressed at using our tax dollars to do it.
Tim Brown is the Editor of Freedom Outpost and a regular contributor to The D.C. Clothesline.