Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik joined her colleagues in requesting a report on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) detailing the federal funding received by abortion providers and advocacy groups during fiscal years (FY) 2019 - 2021.
Current federal funding of abortions is prohibited, but there is no limitation on funding abortion providers.
“Proper oversight of public funds and programs is crucial for determining the value of the goods and services provided to and funded by American taxpayers. The information sought in this inquiry is instrumental for policymakers and the public alike. It is our hope that this report will provide greater insight as Congress considers funding levels and provides increased transparency and openness for our constituencies and the general public,” the lawmakers wrote.
A previous GAO report for FY2016-FY2018 found that nearly $2 billion in taxpayer dollars went to three abortion advocacy groups: Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), Marie Stopes International (MSI), and International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF).
Read the full letter here.