Fact Sheet: Government Funding of International Abortion Organizations (2013-2015)

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

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In March 2018, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report examining federal government program funding of Federally Qualified Health Centers and three abortion advocacy groups, including International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and Marie Stopes International (MSI) from 2013 to 2015.[1] IPPF received a total of $14 million in federal program funding over these three years, and MSI received a total of $107 million.


International Planned Parenthood Federation, which operates in 152 countries, reported performing 4.8 million abortion-related activities in 2016 alone, including 1,094,679 abortions worldwide (612,966 surgical abortions and 481,713 chemical abortions), an increase from 964,325 total abortions the previous year.[2]


Marie Stopes International (MSI), which operates in 37 countries, reported performing approximately 3.7 million total abortions and post-abortion services.[3]


International Planned Parenthood Federation

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Marie Stopes International


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[1]The report is in the form of a letter response to Members of Congress; its subject line is “Health Care Funding: Federal Obligations to and Expenditures by Selected Organizations Involved in Health-Related Activities, Fiscal Years 2013-2015” (Government  Accountability Office, GAO-18-204R Federal Funds for Selected Organizations, March 8, 2018) at https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/690490.pdf. For CLI’s fact sheet on the government funding sources of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, see: http://lozierinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Gvmt-Funding-Sources-Planned-Parenthood.pdf 

[2] See “About IPPF” at https://www.ippf.org/about-us; See also “IPPF Annual Performance Report 2016,” pg. 10, Table 1, available online at  https://www.ippf.org/sites/default/files/2017-07/IPPF%20Annual%20Performance%20Report%202016.pdf.

[3] See “Where We Work” at https://mariestopes.org/where-we-work/; see also See “Marie Stopes International Financial Statements and Annual Report 2016,” available online at   https://mariestopes.org/media/3014/17_pd9781_ms_ar_revised_spread_lr.pdf. MSI does not distinguish between the number of total abortions performed and the number of post-abortion activities.



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