All Planned Parenthood services decline, except abortion, while tax subsidies soar: study
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 27, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – While taxpayer funds are flowing into the coffers of Planned Parenthood at a record-breaking rate of $1.5 million every single day, the numbers of every service that the organization offers have decreased in recent years, except for one – abortion.
That’s the sobering finding of a newly released study from the American Life League’s Stop Planned Parenthood Project (STOPP), which found that while cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood are down 29 percent in just two years, and contraception services down 15 percent over four years, abortion numbers are continuing to climb.
In fact, in 2011, the latest year for which numbers are available, an all-time high of 333,964 unborn babies were killed at Planned Parenthood clinics in the United States, earning the abortion giant nearly $175 million in income – or 56.9 percent of Planned Parenthood’s clinic income for the year.
But despite the fact that abortion is the largest source of income for Planned Parenthood, a recent survey found that 55 percent of Americans do not know that Planned Parenthood provides abortions. Planned Parenthood itself often claims that abortions only make up 3 percent of its total services, something that ALL's study suggests is simply an elaborate deception.
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“PPFA mathematically shrinks 56.9 percent of its clinic revenue to ‘three percent of medical services’ by counting surgical abortions the same as STD tests, writing prescriptions, and so on,” explains the report. “All are simply reported as one ‘medical service.’ In this way, PPFA uses 10 million mundane medical tasks such as blood tests to mask the extent of its only growth—abortion services.”
ALL’s study observes that the increase in abortions performed by Planned Parenthood comes at the same time that abortions nationally have been declining, from their peak in 1990. Since 1990, Planned Parenthood’s share in the abortion business has risen dramatically from eight percent, to 27.6 percent, making it the country’s leading abortion provider.
STOPP’s in-depth study involved detailed surveys of every Planned Parenthood clinic around the country, as well as analyses of the abortion giant’s publicly available financial records and annual reports.
The study found that Planned Parenthood earned a record $542 million in taxpayer funding last year, approximately half of the organization's $1 billion budget. That marks an increase in 11.3 percent since 2010.
At the same time, the number of donors to Planned Parenthood has decreased by 27 percent since 2007.
The study also drew attention to the fact that the decrease in the number of breast cancer screenings performed by Planned Parenthood began long before Komen for the Cure made its ill-fated decision to stop giving grant money to the abortion organization. Komen was forced to reverse that decision after a well-coordinated media campaign hammered Komen’s actions as being politically motivated.
Komen, for its part, had insisted that its decision was related to the fact that Planned Parenthood only offers manual breast exams, and does not offer mammograms, as well as the fact that the organization was under federal investigation.