WASHINGTON, D.C., December 11, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Although it boasts that abortion represents only “three percent” of its overall activities, abortions and potentially abortion-inducing services account for nearly one-third of all Planned Parenthood's services.
According to its annual report, Planned Parenthood performed 327,166 abortions in 2012. The abortion giant also distributed 2,129,855 “reversible contraception” methods to women, not including “emergency contraception” such as the morning-after pill.
At least 61.5 percent of these were potentially abortifacient birth control methods that have the ability to prevent the implantation of a newly conceived child, thus causing a very early abortion. They include an estimated:
- 93,714 IUDs;
- 807,215 oral contraceptives;
- 215,115 progestin-only injectables;
- 123,531 combined hormone rings;
- 44,727 combined hormone patches; and
- 23,428 contraceptive implants.
The group also distributed 1,590,133 “emergency contraception” kits.
Adding the number of abortions, that means abortion-related services accounted for at least 3,225,030 of Planned Parenthood's 10,933,765 total services in 2012.
That means that at least 29.5 percent of all services were abortion or potentially abortion-inducing.
Another 20.9 percent of their contraceptive services (445,140 procedures) were labeled “other/unknown.” These, too, may have been abortion-inducing.
Only 17.6 percent (374,854 procedures) were clearly “non-prescription barriers” such as condoms, which do not work to expel a newly fertilized embryo from his mother's womb.
The annual report boasts that the group prevented “515,000 unintended pregnancies.”
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Jim Sedlak, vice president of American Life League, said Planned Parenthood's distribution of contraception represented one exception to a year that otherwise saw its services decline.
"The one notable rise was in its contraception business, where it reports 3.7 million services as opposed to 3.4 million in 2011 - an increase of 8.7 percent," Sedlak said.
“However, our meta-analysis on Planned Parenthood released in 2013 indicated that Planned Parenthood may be inflating its numbers in contraceptive clients served," he added. "In addition, this service number includes an increase in sales of so-called Emergency Contraceptive kits, whose effectiveness has come into question in the last few weeks."
Earlier this month a European pharmaceutical company announced that Plan B begins to lose its effectiveness if women weigh over 165 pounds. The average American woman weighs 166 pounds.
Planned Parenthood affiliates have instead begun promoting “Plan C”: ella (sometimes known as “the week-after pill”) and the copper IUD Paragard.
Both are potentially abortifacient.