While Planned Parenthood appears to be perpetually complaining about the amount of government money it receives, the agency pays many of its CEOs generous incomes of more than half a million dollars.
As per a December analysis by the American Life League, five Planned Parenthood CEOs, who head local affiliates, earn more than $500,000 per year.
According to the study, Darrah DiGiorgio is the Planned Parenthood CEO who brings in the most money at $616,926 from overseeing the Pacific Southwest area.
Stacy Cross, CEO Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Ken Lambrecht from Planned Parenthood of Texas, Sarah Stoesz of North Central States’ Planned Parenthood, and Ruth-Ellen Blodgett CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Mid-Hudson Valley are among the other CEOs who earn more than half a million dollars, according to the report.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s medical advisor, earns $437,000 per year, making him the highest-paid government worker in the country. Despite this, nine Planned Parenthood CEOs make more money than Fauci.
A CEO of Planned Parenthood earns more than $300,000 on the median. According to the data, Planned Parenthood distributes roughly $16 million to all of its affiliate CEOs.
Even more, money is made by chief executives. According to the report, Planned Parenthood’s top CEO, Leana Wen, received a salary of much more than $1.2 million in her brief tenure at the company.
Wen was the president of Planned Parenthood for eight months in 2018 and 2019, until being fired, due to philosophical disputes.
She attempted to move the nation’s largest abortion clinic away from the spotlight and focus on abortion, but several members of Planned Parenthood’s board of directors disapproved.
According to the report, Dawn Laguens earned more than $1.1 million as a top adviser for Planned Parenthood.
“One thing that stood out to me was the reality of killing babies and injuring women from puberty on forward appears to be incredibly profitable,” said Judie Brown, president of the American Life League.
Why Do Taxpayers Fund This?
The American Life League concluded their research by saying, “Clearly, it is time Congress abolished Planned Parenthood’s ‘charity organization’ designation and halted the forced funding of this organization by all American citizens.”
Why is it that Planned parenthood's CEOs make a 6 Figure salary. Planned Parenthood CEO should not be Macon that kind of money if they are really in a low income family helper
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Planned Parenthood receives $618 million from the federal government each year, but the group complained it should receive more. “Unfortunately, some jurisdictions have already succeeded in cutting funding from Planned Parenthood.”
According to Planned Parenthood’s site, “this allowed us to experience the devastating impact of closing PP health clinics.” Planned Parenthood, on the other hand, made a total profit of $285 million over the last three years.
The investigation also discovered black CEOs at Planned Parenthood sometimes are compensated with less than white CEOs, even when their affiliate earns more.
Kersha Deibel, a black woman who leads Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region, is the abortions provider’s lowest-paid CEO. She’s earning $124,045 a year, despite the fact her affiliate earns more than 16 other affiliates, according to the report.