Wanda Franz, Ph.D. WVFL President

Wanda Franz, Ph.D.
WVFL President

June 2017

Dear Friends,

This month, Planned Parenthood finally released their annual report for 2015-2016. The report shows that, contrary to many media reports, Planned Parenthood is doing very well. Revenues for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016 were $1.4 billion, the highest the group has every recorded. This income includes government funding with your tax dollars of $554.6 million.

Although abortions are declining in America, Planned Parenthood continues to perform 328,348 abortions for the year, which is 900 abortions every single day. In addition, the number of abortion-performing clinics has gone up.  Meanwhile, “cancer screenings” has dropped greatly at 665,234, down from 1,830,811 in 2009. In reality, the breast cancer screenings are all contracted out to other local medical facilities. However, these referrals, for the first time, have dropped below the number of abortions performed, 321,700 compared with 328,348 abortions. Thus, Planned Parenthood continues to be primarily an abortion-provider and the largest abortion provider in the world.

Congress wants to cut off tax-payer funding for abortion and, to accomplish this, they have developed a number of bills and funding proposals to cut off funding for abortions. The members of the WV Congressional delegation support these approaches, except for Joe Manchin, who, in the past, has voted against the defunding of Planned Parenthood. It is time to stop tax-payer funding of this abortion provider. Please contact Senator Manchin at 855-275-5737 or senator@manchin.senate.gov and ask him to vote pro-life.

Our opposition is very well-funded, while the pro-life movement relies on people like you for the financial support needed to fight the pro-abortion forces. Thank you for your continuing support for our work.

Sincerely, for life,

Wanda Franz, President, WVFL