41% of group's funding comes from the government
Planned Parenthood, which provides women with abortions, contraceptives and other medical services says that 78% of its clients receive incomes below the federal poverty level.
But its leaders are anything but poor.
In a new report, the American Life League says that Planned Parenthood Federation of America president Cecile Richards earned $590,928 in 2013, reflecting an increase of 40% from two years earlier.
Its other top leaders routinely make six figures.
American Life League found that the top 12 officers at New York City-based Planned Parenthood Federation of America, which oversees Planned Parenthood affiliates nationwide, pulled in a collective $4.1 million.
The league based its report on the publicly available Form 990, which non-profits must file with the Internal Revenue Service. Because only 14 of the 62 affiliates ALL examined provided salary information for 2014, the organization used the forms from 2013 for purposes of comparison.
Still, the CEOs of the affiliates, the local Planned Parenthoods that actually do the abortions, collectively earned more than $11.5 million. They enjoyed an average 14.6% salary increase over 2011 incomes. While the average salary of a Planned Parenthood affiliate CEO was about $186,000, the top 10 affiliate CEOs’ salaries ranged from $372,375 in St. Paul, Minn., to $272,470 in West Palm Beach, Fla.
LifeNews provided some additional background:
Meanwhile, a section of the federal Health and Human Services Department announced a grant July 4 for pregnancy prevention programs, with $5 million going to various Planned Parenthood affiliates around the country, Life Dynamics reported.
Planned Parenthood’s latest annual report says that 41% of its revenue, for both the national office and its affiliates, comes from government.