August 17, 2015 | Posted in Abortion | By

On Friday Governor Asa Hutchinson announced the state will terminate its Medicaid contracts with Planned Parenthood’s affiliates in Arkansas. This will help further ensure the State of Arkansas does not award public dollars to abortion providers.

Many people are wondering exactly how much money the state has awarded to groups like Planned Parenthood.

Using Information compiled from Arkansas’ transparency website, we have determined the state has awarded nearly $724,000 to abortion providers in the past 3 years.

Check out the numbers below.

July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013

Fiscal Year Agency Vendor Expenditure
2013 AR DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF ARKANSAS AND EASTERN OKLAHOMA INC  $49,049.39
2013 AR DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF THE HEARTLA  $21,075.44
2013 AR DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF ARKANSAS  $268,556.15
2013 DISABILITY DETERMINATION PLANNED PARENTHOOD  $15.00
2013 DISABILITY DETERMINATION PLANNED PARENTHOOD  $15.00
2013 DISABILITY DETERMINATION PLANNED PARENTHOOD  $45.00
Total  $338,755.98

July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014

Fiscal Year Agency Vendor Expenditure
2014 AR DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF ARKANSAS AND EASTERN OKLAHOMA INC  $31,078.98
2014 AR DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF THE HEARTLA  $32,844.45
2014 AR DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF ARKANSAS  $205,858.24
2014 DISABILITY DETERMINATION PLANNED PARENTHOOD  $15.00
2014 DISABILITY DETERMINATION PLANNED PARENTHOOD  $15.00
2014 DISABILITY DETERMINATION PLANNED PARENTHOOD  $15.00
2014 DISABILITY DETERMINATION PLANNED PARENTHOOD/SALINAS  $15.00
Total  $269,841.67

July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015

Fiscal Year Agency Vendor Expenditure
2015 AR DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF ARKANSAS AND EASTERN OKLAHOMA INC  $4,414.43
2015 AR DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF THE HEARTLA  $14,351.12
2015 AR DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF ARKANSAS  $80,999.85
2015 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF ARKANSAS AND EASTERN OKLAHOMA INC  $10,000.00
2015 DISABILITY DETERMINATION PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF NORTH TE  $18.00
Total  $109,783.40

July and August, 2015

Fiscal Year Agency Vendor Expenditure
2016 AR DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF THE HEARTLA  $2,434.13
2016 AR DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF ARKANSAS  $3,151.74
Total  $5,585.87

Conclusion

All told, the State of Arkansas has awarded $723,966.92 to Planned Parenthood and its affiliates since July 1, 2012. With a few exceptions–such as $10,000 Planned Parenthood received in Fiscal Year 2015 from the Arkansas Department of Education–much of this money came from Medicaid.

In the wake of the undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress, many states are now considering terminating their contracts with Planned Parenthood. According to the governor’s directive, Arkansas’ Medicaid contracts with Planned Parenthood will expire in mid-September.

Jerry is the founder and president of Family Council. He began Family Council in 1989 after a successful effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to prevent the use of public funds for abortions. He and his wife reside in Little Rock. They have four sons.

1 Comment

  1. Lynn Smith
    August 22, 2015

    It is shameful and disgusting that any money at all goes to fund abortions!!! I am confident that the majority of citizens of Arkansas would not approve of our tax dollars being used in that manner. I think it is terrible that the officials we have elected and trusted to lead our government, have allowed this kind of travesty to go on!!! I’m hopeful that Gov. Hutchison will see that it doesn’t continue!!!