Here's How Planned Parenthood Gets Funding From The Government

Here's How Planned Parenthood Gets Funding From The Government
In 2014-2015, Planned Parenthood got 43 percent of its revenue from governmental grants and reimbursements.

The government doesn't fund Planned Parenthood's abortions, except in rare cases. That'd be illegal. But it does provide funding for the nonprofit's other services.

So how does Planned Parenthood get money from the federal government? Through Medicaid reimbursements. 

That's the same as other health care providers. 

"Can you tell me how and when you're going to pass legislation to defund Planned Parenthood?" a reporter asked House Speaker Paul Ryan at a recent briefing.

"Planned Parenthood legislation would be in our reconciliation bill," Ryan said

So what does this mean? 

Articles being shared on social media suggest Planned Parenthood doesn't need federal money. But the nonprofit's 2014-2015 annual report shows 43 percent of Planned Parenthood's revenue came from governmental grants and reimbursements. 

One possible scenario that could happen from cuts? 

"Ironically, I think, what they're trying to do —  if anything — will drive up the rate of unintended pregnancy in this country and have exactly the opposite impact of what supposedly they intend," Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said

The majority of Planned Parenthood's services include STI testing and treatment, contraception and other women's health services.