Cornerstone applauds Executive Council for rejecting Planned Parenthood contract

Says Amount of Current Spending by PPNNE for Administrative Costs and Other Areas is Obscene…

CONCORD, NH – Yesterday, by a vote of 3-2, the Executive Council rejected a contract worth almost $2 million for Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE).  Voting in favor of rejecting the contract were Councilors Wheeler, Wieczorek, and St. Hilaire.

Commenting on the rejection of the contract was Cornerstone Director, Kevin Smith:

“We applaud a majority of the Executive Council for scrutinizing every penny of tax-payer dollars by rejecting the contract for Planned Parenthood.  The taxpayers have made it very clear that they do not want one cent going towards the funding of abortions, either directly or indirectly. Not to mention, it is obscene how much of PPNNE’s current revenue of $18 million is earmarked for things like overhead costs, salaries, marketing, and public policy advocacy.  New Hampshire women deserve better than a “non-profit” that would deny women health services because they value administrative costs and political power above patient care.”

In their most recent Annual Report from 2009, PPNNE reported that of their $18 million dollars in revenue, $3,126,841 (or 16.9%) was spent on general and administrative costs, public policy advocacy spending was $714,877 (or 3.9%), over $597,000 (or 3.2%) was spent on marketing and communications, while $568,397 (or 3.1%) was spent on fundraising.

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