Planned Parenthood has reported having received $543.7 million in payments from the government, while also allowing its affiliates to perform 321,384 abortions in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2016, reports CNS News.

“Government Health Services Reimbursements & Grants,” is the report that showed these numbers in the year that ended on June 30, 2017.

According to a report by the Government Accountability Office, Medicaid and the federal Title X Family Planning Program both provide tax dollars to Planned Parenthood.

This was summarized in a Congressional Research Service report that was published in May 2017. Planned Parenthood Federation of America affiliates received $400.56 million in Medicaid funding in 2012 and $64.35 in Title X funding.

In the fiscal 2016 year, according to these numbers, Planned Parenthood has done approximately 878 abortions for every day of the past year. Since 2016 was a leap year, that number is actually for 366 days.

“If Planned Parenthood had done its abortions non-stop 24-hours-a-day for the full year, they would have needed to abort approximately 37 babies every hour–or one every 98 seconds–to reach 321,384 abortions for the year,” reports CNS News.

It’s disgusting to think about that many innocent lives being shut out every hour, and the fact that our government allows and even helps fund those kinds of operations is almost too much to think about.

Perhaps the government should stop funding the killing of innocent lives and start focusing on protecting those lives instead and invest in proper child care and maternity care for the parents who have to deal with this scenario in the first place. Let’s also take care of women who become pregnant unwontedly and help them with the process instead of scaring them into this sickening situation.

There are many steps that can be taken to help solve this problem, and killing innocent children doesn’t have to be the one and only step.