Breaking: Columbus Abortion Provider Owes an estimated $780,000 to city, state, and federal government agencies as a result of unpaid taxes.
Background: A year ago, Greater Columbus Right to Life learned that the City of Columbus had filed a lawsuit against the owner/operator of the Founder’s abortion clinic for unpaid taxes on what we estimate to be more than $1.2 million dollars in income. The back taxes, fines, and penalties on the amount owed were approximately $50,000. In January of 2016, the court approved a plan for the clinic to pay back part of that amount in monthly installments of $800.
A few days ago, Greater Columbus Right to Life learned that the clinic management and operator also owed the State of Ohio about $110,000, representing $97,000 in Ohio withholding taxes and $13,000 in Ohio’s Commercial Activities Tax. We were tipped off to the clinic being in serious financial difficulty after seeing that the clinic was using crowdfunding to pay for its application to join the National Abortion Federation.
Mammoth Federal Tax Lien:
After learning that the clinic owes about $160,000 to the city and the state in taxes and fees, we decided to dig a little further. What we learned is shocking. The IRS has filed a lien against the clinic’s management for nearly $610,000.
This should make you ask three questions, 1: How much do you need to profit off of the intentional destruction of unborn children in order to owe more than three quarters of a million dollars to tax agencies? 2: How is a business with such a record permitted to keep operating? 3: When is this clinic going to close?
If you wonder why we care about the tax status of an abortion clinic, it is because we remember the lessons of history: Al Capone wasn’t brought down for the murders he committed or his role in the Valentines Massacre, but for tax evasion.
Every day, the abortion industry inculcates our communities and culture with the idea that abortion is a safe and legal practice and that it should be affordable and subsidized by our tax dollars. But as we have shown again and again, abortion is not safe. The industry is filled with criminal behavior and illegal acts. This is another of them.
Join Us to Keep It Going:
It is undeniable that our work to bring the light of prayer and truth to the abortion clinic is having an effect. Our team has now built two shifts of prayer partners, focusing on making sure that a volunteer is there for each woman entering or leaving the abortion clinic. We are inviting additional volunteers to join our prayer team.
The cracks are starting to show and grow, and we are going to keep doing this work until either abortion is no more or we do not have the funds to go on. Unlike Founder's, we do not have a million dollars in gross receipts coming in, and we pay all of the taxes, licenses, and fees that we are required to by local, state, and federal law. This has been a difficult year for us, financially. If you have not yet supported our work, can you consider making a donation today? You can do so on our secure, online portal, by sending a check in the mail (665 E Dublin Granville Rd, St 115, Columbus OH 43229), or by joining or donating to our Prayer-a-Thon.