Wednesday STOPP Report
2018-11-28

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This information-packed weekly e-newsletter is the voice of STOPP, American Life League’s project that exposes the true nature of Planned Parenthood and documents its anti-life, anti-family programs. The Wednesday STOPP Report also spells out what dedicated grassroots pro-lifers can do to counter Planned Parenthood. Wednesday STOPP Report subscribers also receive special e-mail updates offering an in-depth look at timely pro-life issues.

 

In This Issue

  • One PP Affiliate passes $100 million Annual Income
  • STOPP releases latest PP CEO Compensation Report
  • Year-end is an exciting time in the fight against Planned Parenthood
  • Victory in the final US Senate race
One PP Affiliate passes $100 million Annual Income

By Jim Sedlak

For the first time in the history of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, one of its 56 affiliates documented that its annual income surpassed $100 million.

The affiliate is Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, headquartered in San Jose, California. In its latest official document (Federal Form 990) filed with the federal government, PPMM reported that in the fiscal year, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017, PPMM had a total income of $109.7 million.

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte operates a total of 35 facilities—34 in California and one in Nevada. The Nevada facility does not do surgical or medical abortions. In California, PPMM commits surgical plus medical abortions at eight of its facilities and just medical abortions at an additional 18 facilities.

Unlike most other states, taxpayers in California pay for most abortions in the state. Thus, these 26 abortion facilities run by PPMM committed 17,884 abortions and receive a great deal of taxpayer money. PPMM records show that it only takes in $8.9 million from direct payments from customers at its clinics. But, it receives a whopping $70.4 million from taxpayers.

According to PPMM’s Form 990, Section VII (Statement of Revenue), it received taxpayer funds from the following government programs:

Medi-Cal Managed Care        $ 32,139,923 
California Family PACT       $ 26,254,924
Medi-Cal/Medicaid            $  6,599,037
Other Government Grants      $  5,451,157
Total Taxpayer money         $ 70,445,041

If this sounds outrageous, PPMM is only one of seven PP affiliates in California. They all tap into these government programs. 

To put the final insult on all of this, in the year that Planned Parenthood received this $70.4 million in taxpayer money, it reported “excess income” of $15.5 million—even after paying its top six employees $1.3 million in salaries. This means it actually didn’t need all that taxpayer money. So, did it return what it didn’t use?

Of course not! PPMM simply added the $15.5 million to what is has accumulated from excess income over the years and reported it ended the year with $37 million in cash and another $71 million in other assets.

Yet, this Planned Parenthood affiliate, along with the other 55 across the country, continually cries poverty and predicts total collapse of women’s health care if taxpayers open their eyes and understand that Planned Parenthood is a scam. As our PP CEO Report(see additional article in this Wednesday STOPP Report) shows, Planned Parenthood executives continue to grow rich while killing the babies of the poor minorities.

Jim Sedlak is executive director of American Life League, founder of STOPP International, and host of a live weekly talk show on the Radio Maria Network. He has been successfully fighting Planned Parenthood since 1985.


STOPP releases latest PP CEO Compensation Report

We have completed our most recent review of the compensation paid to the top executive of each of the 56 affiliates of Planned Parenthood, along with its executive staff in New York City. All data for this report is from June 2017 or earlier. In June 2017, Planned Parenthood Federation of America consisted of its headquarters operation and 56 individual corporations scattered across the United States. Each of the 56 affiliates is separately incorporated, has its own board of directors, its own CEO, and files a separate Federal Form 990, which summarizes its financial data.

The results of our review show that some executives took pay cuts, but most saw increases to their already inflated salaries.

In summary, the report documents:

  • The average compensation for a CEO at a Planned Parenthood affiliate rose from $237,999 in 2015 to $255,523 in 2017 (a 7.4 percent increase).
  • The total compensation paid to all affiliate CEOs increased from $13.3 million in 2015 to $14.3 million in 2017.
  • The average compensation to top executives at Planned Parenthood Federation of America headquarters went from $389,514 in 2015 to $394,893 in 2017.
    • This increase at national headquarters would have been more, but PPFA CEO Cecile Richards saw her compensation reduced from $957,952 in 2015 to $744,833 in 2017. If we take Richards’ compensation out of the calculation, the remaining top executives’ average compensation went from $337,838 in 2015 to $365,731 in 2017 (a 7.5 percent increase).

It continues to be interesting that the highest paid CEOs are not from the largest affiliates. For instance, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte is PPFA’s largest affiliate, but its CEO, Linda Williams, ranks eighth ($403,814) in the list of highest paid executives. The highest paid of affiliate CEOs, Darrah Johnson of Planned Parenthood of Pacific Southwest ($523,677), actually works for the third largest affiliate.

The CEO report shows that, at Planned Parenthood, operating a supposed “non-profit” organization that supposedly provides health care to the poor, can be a very lucrative occupation. According to latest reports, anyone earning over $421,926 a year is in the top 1% of the population. 

By that criterion, six of the Planned Parenthood CEOs are in the top one percent income bracket. If we add PPFA headquarters staff, then eight of the non-profit’s management qualify for top one percent status.

Finally, the top 10 percent of wage earners receive at least $170,500 a year. That means that the 13 highest paid corporate staff and 41 of the 56 CEOs are in the top 10 percent.

It is very, very profitable being in the leadership of the largest abortion chain in the nation!

See the entire 2018 REPORT ON PLANNED PARENTHOOD CEO COMPENSATION.

Jim Sedlak is executive director of American Life League, founder of STOPP International, and host of a live weekly talk show on the Radio Maria Network. He has been successfully fighting Planned Parenthood since 1985.


Year-end is an exciting time in the fight against Planned Parenthood

American Life League’s STOPP International is always extremely busy at the end of the year, and this year is no exception. It is the time that we step back from our usual travel schedule and take the time to create a “scorecard” of how the fight against Planned Parenthood has done this year. A time of research and analysis.

Our first big effort this year was a full examination of the 56 affiliates of Planned Parenthood Federation of America with a focus on compensation paid to the highest paid employee in each affiliate. You will read all about the results of that research in our 2018 Planned Parenthood CEO Report that was discussed at length in two other articles in this WSR. We will not repeat those findings here.

The second major research project we conduct at the end of the year is a detailed look at every facility operated by every Planned Parenthood affiliate in the United States. We look to find out how many have opened in the last year and how many have closed. We also look at the kinds of procedures at each facility, with an emphasis on which ones kill babies through surgical or medical abortions. The good news over the last decade is that Planned Parenthood closes more facilities than it opens every year. There’s more good news in that, although the organization continues to expand the number of facilities that commit medical (abortion pill) abortions, it has not been able to achieve its goal of killing greater numbers of babies. Planned Parenthood’s total abortions per year remains stagnant at about 321,000. Of course, we will continue fighting until this number is zero.

This year’s research has been going on for close to a month and is about 40 percent completed. To date, we are finding the past trend continuing. Our data, so far, shows that Planned Parenthood has closed three times as many facilities than it opened. Unfortunately, we also found a small increase in the number of facilities that do medical abortions. You can expect that we will be releasing our 2018 Planned Parenthood Facilities Report around Christmas time. Hopefully, the results will bring joy to the pro-life world.

Our third major research effort at the end of the year is a complete analysis of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America Annual Report. Although we have no control over when Planned Parenthood releases that report, historically it chooses a slow news day between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Its only major deviation from that timeline was in 2016. That year, we are sure it had written its report assuming a Clinton presidential election victory. When Trump was victorious, it appears that Planned Parenthood did a major re-write and finally released the report several months later than usual.

To make sure you receive all these reports as soon as they are available, we encourage you to make sure you are subscribed to this Wednesday STOPP Report. You can do that by going to http://www.stopp.org/wsr.php and clicking on the “Subscribe” box.


Victory in the final US Senate race

This week, Mississippi held a run-off election to determine who will serve as one of the US senators from the state for the next two years. The run-off was needed because neither of the two top vote getters in the general election received 50 percent of the vote.

This run-off election was between Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democrat Mike Espy. Planned Parenthood has given incumbent Hyde-Smith a 0% rating for her votes in the Senate. Espy claimed to be against abortion during his campaign, but the pro-life SBA List did a lot of work to educate voters of Espy’s pro-abortion record when he was in the House of Representatives. 

Although the major media tried to portray this race as very close, after President Trump made two campaign appearances for Hyde-Smith in the last week, with 75 percent of the vote counted, she was leading Espy 56%-44% and had been declared the winner.

Hyde-Smith’s victory means that Republicans will have a 53-47 advantage in the Senate. As the Washington Examiner reported:

In the past year, with Republicans down to 51 seats, McConnell has only been able to afford one defection on confirmations. That in effect has left fence-sitting Sens. Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, and Jeff Flake with out-sized influence over the nomination process as any two of them had the power to sink a nomination.

Going into 2019, Flake will be out of the Senate, and McConnell will be able to afford to lose both Collins and Murkowski and still have a vote to spare given Vice President Mike Pence can cast the tie-breaking vote.

The added cushion not only means that it will be easier for McConnell to get nominees confirmed, it also means that Trump and his team can have more leeway to nominate more conservative judges given that there is now less pressure to placate centrists.

Of course, this win does not change the fact that pro-abortion forces control the House of Representatives, but it gives us some confidence that the Senate can halt any major pro-abortion effort coming from the House and can confirm pro-life justices.