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Planned Parenthood report reveals six-figure salaries

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On Wednesday, the annual survey from the American Life League’s STOPP International program was released. This report surveys all of the Planned Parenthood facilities in the nation. STOPP looks at the number of abortion facilities Planned Parenthood operates, and how many of those facilities do either medication or surgical abortions. It also reports the salaries of both national and local affiliate CEOs, and by the looks of it, it seems Planned Parenthood leaders are rich and getting richer.

Salaries of the twelve national leaders at Planned Parenthood Federation of America are most striking. Their combined salaries total $4,144,055, making the average PPFA salary $345,338.

Topping the list is CEO Cecile Richards, who made $590,928 last year. STOPP reports that her salary has  increased 40 percent since 2011.

The salary report on the top 12 PPFA leaders is as follows:

Screen Shot 2015-12-16 at 10.50.20 PMAnd local affiliate leaders are not that far behind in their income. STOPP reports that the combined income of the 62 affiliate leaders totaled $11,536,408 in 2013. The average salary of an affiliate Planned Parenthood CEO is $186,071 annually. While some affiliate leaders are in smaller regions and don’t make exorbitant amounts, STOPP reports that in the 2013 reporting year,  23 (37 percent) made over $200,000, while eight (13 percent) made over $300,000. Like Richards, these CEOS have seen continual raises; STOPP reports that they saw a 14.6 percent increase in the average salary in the last three years, meaning that if the rate continues, the  average CEO will see a 4.8 percent salary increase every year.

The income breakdown of the top-paid affiliate leaders doesn’t look much different from the national breakdown:

Screen Shot 2015-12-16 at 10.52.39 PMThe STOPP report offers a graph of the rising salaries:

Screen Shot 2015-12-16 at 10.53.28 PMOne of the most notable things about these numbers is that Planned Parenthood continues as a nonprofit organization. According to its own site, “Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., is recognized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation by the Internal Revenue Service.” The IRS says that this status means:

The organization must not be organized or operated for the benefit of private interests, and no part of a section 501(c)(3) organization’s net earnings may inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual. If the organization engages in an excess benefit transaction with a person having substantial influence over the organization, an excise tax may be imposed on the person and any organization managers agreeing to the transaction.

The question that must be raised by these numbers is how Planned Parenthood can continue to qualify as a nonprofit when it’s clear that there is obvious personal benefit financially to those doing this work. As this year’s undercover videos reveal, the abortion giant is making a profit, in part from selling body parts from aborted children, and in part from being funded by the taxpayers of this nation.

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