Sat. Nov 28th, 2020
Washington, D.C. (Jan. 22, 2019) 

Planned Parenthood’s newly released annual report shows its abortions and taxpayer funding have continued to increase while services such as cancer screenings have continued to decline and prenatal care and adoption referrals remain minimal offerings. An analysis of the numbers is below Lila Rose’s statement.

Statement from Lila Rose, president and founder of national pro-life organization Live Action:

“Planned Parenthood is not a health care organization — the corporation is America’s largest abortion chain, and its own numbers prove it. Hundreds of thousands of innocent, precious children – some old enough to survive outside the womb – are killed in its facilities every year. Services like Pap tests and manual breast exams continue their downward trajectory, while abortions and government funding continue to increase. Planned Parenthood has increased abortions while it offers virtually no services to help pregnant moms birth or care for their babies. Referring one child out for adoption for every 117 abortions you perform and offering just 9,000 prenatal services compared to over 332,000 abortions shows this corporation is more interested in aborting babies than helping moms have healthy births.

“Planned Parenthood President Leana Wen admitted this month that Planned Parenthood’s ‘core mission is providing, protecting and expanding access to abortion,’ and it recently published a plan to expand its abortions in 2019. Poll after poll shows a majority of American taxpayers are opposed to funding abortions. When taxpayers subsidize nearly 40 percent of Planned Parenthood’s budget and the abortion chain readily admits its core mission is abortion, taxpayer money is supporting abortions, period. Every day, 912 preborn children are poisoned, suctioned to death, and dismembered inside Planned Parenthood.

“Planned Parenthood’s latest annual report just adds to the growing body of evidence that the president must do everything he can to defund this abortion corporation now and get the American taxpayer out of the barbaric, violent business of abortion.”

Highlights from Planned Parenthood’s 2017-2018 annual report:

  • Abortions increased to 332,757 in 2017, up from 321,384 in 2016. Ten-year increase: 305,310 in 2007 to 332,757 in 2017.

  • Government funding increased to $563.8 million in 2017, up from $543.7 million in 2016. Ten-year increase: $349.6 in 2007 to $563.8 million in 2017.

  • Excess revenues increased to $244.8 million in 2017. Excess revenues are similar to profits — the amount of money left after expenses.

  • While prenatal services increased to 9,055 in 2017 from 7,762 in 2016, they remained a nominal part of Planned Parenthood’s services, compared to 332,757 abortions.

  • Adoption referrals decreased to 2,831 in 2017 from 3,889 in 2016. Planned Parenthood performed 117 abortions for every child they referred to other organizations for adoption.

  • Cervical cancer screenings (Pap tests) decreased to 274,145 in 2017 from 281,063 in 2016. Ten-year decrease: 968,682 in 2007 to 274,145 in 2017.

  • Manual breast exams decreased to 296,310 in 2017 from 336,614 in 2016. Ten-year decrease: 851,232 in 2007 to 296,310 in 2017.

Live Action is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to exposing the truth about abortion and affirming the life of every child. Live Action exists to change hearts and minds about abortion through compelling educational media, human interest stories, and investigative reporting that exposes the lies and corruption in the abortion industry. With the largest online following in the pro-life movement, Live Action’s videos reach millions of people every week. Find out more at http://www.liveaction.org.

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