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Friday, May 30, 2014

The history of corporate welfare to Planned Parenthood

Posted by Scott Tibbs at 4:00 AM (#)

Following is a history of the funds granted to Planned Parenthood by the Bloomington City Council over the last fifteen years through the Jack Hopkins social services funding program.

1999Medical exam table$5,000.00
2000Teen education (Community Development Block Grants)$2,000.00
2001Equipment to test for anemia$1,394.00
2002Autoclave for sterilizing instruments$1,495.00
2003Purchase four computers $3,600.00
2004Six sets of cervical biopsy equipment$2,923.00
2005Security cameras and equipment$1,500.00
2006Cabinetry, files and furniture for the front desk renovation$2,440.00
2007Wellness exams for the Friend to Friend Patient Pass program$5,000.00
2008Colposcopies for women with abnormal Pap testresults$2,500.00
2009No funding granted$0.00
2010Recession Rx program$5,000.00
2011HIV test kits.$4,200.00
2012No funding granted$0.00
2013Office visits, STD tests, HIV testing, pregnancy testing, pap smears, colposcopies and biopsies$4,930.00

Here is the archive of my articles about this scandal.

My articles about the most recent request for corporate welfare are here and here.

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At May 30, 2014 at 8:39 AM , Blogger Mike Newton said...  

So, now it's a "scandal" that women have access to medical care without going hopelessly into debt or leaving serious problems untreated for lack of ready cash? Each day you provide further proof that "Christian conservatives" are neither.

At June 1, 2014 at 10:30 AM , Blogger Scott Tibbs said...  

PP does not need the money, and organizations that do need help are denied funding because the city council wants to make a political statement.

That's a scandal.