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Posted on 06/16/2007 12:30:27 PM PDT by John Semmens
Planned Parenthood, the nations leading provider of abortions, announced that the organization performed a record 264,943 abortions, received record taxpayer funding of $305.3 million, netted a record profit of $55.8 million, and held assets totaling more than $839 million in their annual report for the last fiscal year.
"During a year of great change and growth, and in a political climate of increasing assaults on promiscuous and irresponsible sexual behavior, Planned Parenthood continued to make enormous strides toward preventing unwanted births from ruining the lives of women and men worldwide," said Etta Young, spokesperson for the organization.
Young acknowledged that, unlike previous years, the organization had no adoption referrals to report. Wed like to offer a full spectrum of unwanted-pregnancy solutions, Young said, but theres no return-on-investment for adoptions. Eating the cost of adoption placements would reduce the resources available for our more popular services.
In an effort to try to help illustrate her point, Young asserted that "Each year, more than 17 million women in the U.S. need publicly-funded abortions, and there is not enough money to meet that need. So, rather than squander our resources on lightly-demanded adoption services, we decided to conserve our funds so we can lobby for more government aid. Sure, we performed a quarter of a million abortions last year, but this is far short of the number needed if the problem of unwanted children is to be successfully overcome. Cost should not stand as a barrier for a woman wanting to rid herself of the burdens of parenthood."
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