WASHINGTON, December 11, 2003 ( – Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) has released its 2002-2003 Annual Report which shows that the leading US abortion group killed 227,385 babies in utero in 2002 with surgical abortion.  While the overall number of abortions are declining in the U.S., PPFA surgical abortions increased over 14000 from 2001 and the group’s profits shot up 300% from $12.2 million in 2001 to $36.6 million last year.  The profit margin is based on the 2002 PPFA income of $766.6 million, $254.4 million of which was taxpayer money.

Commenting on the report, Jim Sedlak, executive director of American Life League’s STOPP International project said, “Planned Parenthood claims it seeks to reduce abortion, but its abortion numbers are skyrocketing – over 3 million in its own facilities since 1970. When it opened an abortion facility in Bryan Texas, the health department reports there show abortions jumped a whopping 153%. The evidence is clear. More Planned Parenthood facilities means more abortions.”  The report also notes that PPFA may be responsible for hundreds of thousands of other deaths of unborn children in 2002 with the doling out of 633,756 abortifacient morning after pills.  “Planned Parenthood did 115 abortions for every adoption referral to an outside agency and 14 abortions for each prenatal care client,” said Ed Szymkowiak, national director of ALL’s STOPP. “It is amazing that PPFA can even think people will believe that it is not a pro-abortion organization.”