Just in case it wasn’t already crystal clear, Planned Parenthood’s business (and profits) is all about abortions.
The theme of Planned Parenthood’s latest annual report is “Relentless” and shows just how truly relentless it has been for abortion. Abortions, taxpayer funding, and profits remain at or above all-time highs, while supposed other services like cancer screenings and prenatal care plummet to or below all-time lows.
The abortion giant committed the second most abortions ever in a single year – 374,155 innocent unborn babies killed. Cancer screenings plummeted to the second-lowest level on record. Other services remain near or at all-time lows. So what is the true mission of Planned Parenthood? Does it seek to provide health services to women, or is it primarily in the business of killing the unborn? And why do our taxpayer dollars fund this evil enterprise?
Consider the gravity of these statistics in light of the Dobbs decision last summer, which rightly held that there is no constitutional right to take the life of an unborn baby. Clearly, the radical Left is fired up in its incessant lust to commit as many abortions as possible and take record taxpayer funding – with little concern for women’s health.
In fact, the statistics show that Planned Parenthood is raking in hundreds of millions of dollars in profits – which begs the question: Why do they even need all that taxpayer funding in the first place? Even with some states beginning to impose restrictions, the abortion industry is alive and well in America – purveying its evil trade. The numbers speak for themselves in Planned Parenthood’s annual report. Like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, the report touts the supposed health services that Planned Parenthood provides. Pictures of smiling women and caring doctors and nurses don the pages of the report. But once you dive deeper into the true numbers, the stinking rot of abortion is unmistakable, as well as the abhorrent profit going to Planned Parenthood.
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First, let’s look at the report’s decline in supposed non-abortive services:
Cancer screenings bottomed out to the second-lowest total on record. (Down nearly 74% from 2009.)
Prenatal services decreased by 29% in the last year to a paltry total of 6,244 services. That’s nearly 60 babies killed for every single individual prenatal service rendered. With the accounting shenanigans that Planned Parenthood uses to inflate its numbers, we know it’s referring to individual services, not women or babies helped. For every ultrasound, 60 babies are killed. For every second-trimester exam, another 60 babies are killed.
STI testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases and miscarriage services also declined.
Pregnancy tests fell to the lowest level on record.
Adoption referrals totaled a measly 1,803, a 7% drop. (Think about it: Planned Parenthood referred less than 2,000 adoptions while aborting 374,155 babies.)
These numbers shouldn’t shock anyone. Over the last 20 years, Planned Parenthood’s focus on providing legitimate health services to women has declined by 60%. And while we know Planned Parenthood uses all sorts of accounting gimmicks to lie about its “services,” its own records even show that the portion of its “services” that are abortions has gone up over 33% in just the last few years.
According to data from Planned Parenthood and the Guttmacher Institute, the research arm of the abortion industry, Planned Parenthood is responsible for at least 40% of the 930,000 abortions in America annually.
The idea that Planned Parenthood isn’t in the business of abortion is like saying Major League Baseball isn’t in the business of baseball because it sells far more hot dogs than it has baseball players. Yet that’s the kind of statistical hoops Planned Parenthood jumps through to claim it’s not really in the abortion business.
Also of note, Planned Parenthood dispensed 543,046 abortion pills, an increase from the previous year – a number not accounted for in its “abortions” totals. The Guttmacher Institute reports that medication abortions account for more than 50% of the abortions performed annually. This should also not be a surprise, considering the strong push by the Biden Administration to distribute abortion pills.
As we told you, the Biden Administration has ramped up its efforts to provide easy access to abortion drugs. No longer do women even need to see a doctor in person; rather, they can just have the pills mailed to their house after telehealth appointments. (Last year, Planned Parenthood conducted over 500,000 telehealth appointments.) Thus, we sent legal letters to Attorney General Merrick Garland and HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra explaining why mailing abortion pills is illegal under federal law, and we are filing amicus briefs in federal court to defeat the dangerous abortion pill. The radically pro-abortion Left will stop at nothing to push the limits of the law, so we must hold them in check.
Yet Planned Parenthood continues to rake in taxpayer funding and profits. The abortion giant took $670.4 million in taxpayer funding – the most taxpayer money it has ever received – in the last year. It’s shocking. Its total revenue was up $192.3 million, equaling almost $2 billion. Think about that. It’s a 2-billion-dollar abortion behemoth. And to top it off, Planned Parenthood’s profit skyrocketed from $133.7 million to $204.7 million (a 53% increase!) in the last year – the second most profitable year for the abortion giant ever.
The media portrays Planned Parenthood as a generous non-profit that struggles to help women. Still, the truth is Planned Parenthood profits off of the hundreds of thousands of babies it murders – and this sick business is booming. Again, why do our taxpayer dollars fund this wicked corporation? Giving our taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood must end.
The pro-life movement achieved a great victory when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, but the war for life rages in the states. While Planned Parenthood wields great power in American politics, we must not lose heart in our battle to defund this abortion behemoth, protect unborn children, and support hurting mothers and Pregnancy Resource Centers nationwide.
Planned Parenthood is “Relentless” all right – relentless in its sick desire to end the lives of as many babies as possible, leaving a wake of hurting women and families. It is relentless in its lust for power and profits. It is relentless in stooping to new lows, including sponsoring bills to legalize infanticide. It is relentless as a purveyor of death and evil.
But who will defend unborn babies? We, too, must be relentless in our defense of life.
The ACLJ will never stop fighting for the unborn, and we are actively engaged in numerous cases, including at the Supreme Court, to defeat Planned Parenthood. All human life is precious and ordained by God, and we must fight to save it.
LifeNews Note: Matthew Clark is Senior Counsel for Digital Advocacy with the ACLJ in the Washington, D.C. headquarters.
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