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Planned Parenthood received $540.6 million in tax dollars, performed 327,166 abortions in 2012

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WASHINGTON, D.C., December 11, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Planned Parenthood performed 327,166 abortions last year while collecting more than half-a-billion dollars from U.S. taxpayers, according to its most recent annual report.

The numbers represent a modest decrease from 2011 levels, when Planned Parenthood performed a record-setting 333,964 abortions and collected $542.4 million, or 45.2 percent of its total revenue, from government funding.

“In 2012, abortions made up 93.8 percent of Planned Parenthood’s pregnancy services, while prenatal care and adoption referrals accounted for only 5.6 percent (19,506) and 0.6 percent (2,197), respectively,” the Susan B. Anthony List noted in a fact sheet. “For every adoption referral, Planned Parenthood performed 149 abortions.”

“Planned Parenthood reported a total of three million clients in 2012, meaning that 11 percent of all Planned Parenthood clients received an abortion,” it stated.

The figures are significant, as PPFA continues to maintain that “abortion services” represent only three percent of its overall functions, a number that it arrives at by separating abortion out from a bundle of other services that a client may receive at the same time as undergoing the abortion.

In addition to direct abortions, Planned Parenthood distributed 1,590,133 “emergency contraception” kits, which can work as an abortifacient.

At least 3,225,030 of Planned Parenthood's 10,933,765 reported services provided abortion or potentially abortion-inducing drugs to women.

These business ventures generated $1.21 billion in total revenue, allowing the nation's largest abortion provider to turn a $58.2 million profit in 2012.

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) disclosed the latest figures in its 2012 annual report, which covers October 2011 through September 20, 2012.

Rita Diller, national director of American Life League's STOPP International project, said that the new numbers "once again show a business in decline."

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In addition to the two percent decrease in abortions over last year, the number of Planned Parenthood facilities dropped from 750 offices to “more than 700” last year. Geographical affiliates reduced due to mergers, as well.

In all the abortion giant saw 10,000 fewer unique customers in 2012 than in 2011.

Prenatal services dropped by nearly one-third (32 percent) in a single year. Cancer screenings decreased by 14 percent since last year, and 39 percent since 2009.

"Planned Parenthood continues to demonstrate by its numbers that it is being rejected by the American public and becoming ever more dependent upon tax-dollar subsidies,” Jim Sedlak, vice president of the American Life League, said. “It is truly time for all taxpayer funding to be removed from Planned Parenthood."

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