Pink Out Day: Planned Parenthood's Federal Funding

There are good reasons that most Americans want federal funding to continue to flow to Planned Parenthood:

  • Prevention of an estimated 579,000 unintended pregnancies in a year
  • 270,000 Pap tests in a year
  • 360,000 breast exams in a year
  • 4.2 million tests and treatments for sexually transmitted infections in a year
  • Educational programs and outreach for 1.5 million young people.

All for the relatively low price (for the federal government) of $528 million in 2014 (the most recent year for which we found data). That's roughly nine hours of operations for the Pentagon, and it works out to an average tax bill for Americans of $2.50 per  year.