Washington, DC — The U.S. Government Accounting Office (GAO) released a new report last week that revealed that nearly one billion dollars was allocated to abortion-supporting organizations from 2002-2009 with the lion's share of the tax money going to Planned Parenthood.

"With all of the accusations of criminal conduct now circulating against Planned Parenthood organizations nationwide, it is unconscionable for the tax payer to be forced to foot this outrageous bill for their questionable activities," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. "The vast majority of the American people object to tax funding of abortions. At a time of economic instability in our nation it is fiscally irresponsible and morally repugnant for the U.S. government to pour money down the rat hole that is the unscrupulous and unaccountable abortion cartel."

One example of abortion abuses is the case of Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri, which currently faces 107 criminal charges related to illegal late-term abortions and manufacturing evidence to cover it up. Operation Rescue has initiated a campaign to speed that case to trial that has garnered the attention of news organizations. Saturday, WorldNetDaily.com published an article on the subject.

Operation Rescue has worked with legislators who have attempted to defund Planned Parenthood in Kansas. For two years, legislation that would redirect Title X funding away from Planned Parenthood to legitimate health care clinics has passed with large public support, only to be vetoed by a pro-abortion governor out of step with his constituents.

Another Planned Parenthood organization in Iowa is currently under investigation by the Iowa Board of Medicine. That investigation was initiated after Operation Rescue filed a complaint concerning "telemed abortions," which provide dangerous abortion pills via a remote controlled system over the Internet without a licensed physician on site or even available in the event of complications.

Other Planned Parenthood organizations have been accused of concealing child sex abuse, preying on minorities by targeting their neighborhoods for abortion, and shoddy medical practices that have landed scores of women in the hospital and several in the grave.

Now, Rita Diller the national director of Stop Planned Parenthood (Stopp), has accused Planned Parenthood of "disturbing financial discrepancies" in an editorial published last Friday in the Washington Times. She says that according to Planned Parenthood's own audits, the abortion group actually received $2.3 billion from government programs, but only spent $657.1 million. She rightly questions where the remaining money went and what Planned Parenthood is hiding by not coming clean in their financial reports.

"America is experiencing a moral awakening as far as abortion is concerned," said Newman. "In fact the abortion movement is a failing one. Over two-thirds of the nation's abortion clinics have closed in the past 18 years. The only thing that is allowing this dying industry to stay afloat is the influx of our tax dollars. We simply cannot excuse government funding of abortion either morally or financially as this GAO report so clearly illustrates. We must support efforts to defund the abortion cartel now."

Read the entire GAO Report (33 pgs.)