Skip to comments.Planned Parenthood Alone Responsible for Nearly 250,000 US Abortions Last Year
Posted on 12/16/2004 1:53:56 PM PST by nickcarraway
Profitable organization getting increasing government funds as private donations decrease
(LifeSiteNews.com) - American Life League's STOPP International has released its analysis of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America's 2003-2004 Annual Report. STOPP notes that last year Planned Parenthood increased the numbers of surgical abortions at its own facilities by 6.1 percent to 244,628. The pro-life group added that the figures indicate that Planned Parenthood has surgically killed 3.5 million babies since 1970.
Despite Planned Parenthood's claim that it offers mainly counseling and contraceptives, the report reveals the organization took in an estimated $104 million from its surgical abortion business, accounting for over one-third of its $302.6 million clinic income.
While Planned Parenthood (PPFA) claims to make referrals for adoption, its record on such referrals has become so skewed the claim seems laughable. In 1997 when Gloria Feldt first took over as president of PPFA the group's abortion/adoption ratio was 18 abortions for every adoption. Last year Planned Parenthood aborted 138 children for every adoption referral to an outside agency.
Private donations to the agency have dropped but taxpayer funds continue to be pumped into the organization despite massive profits. Private donations to Planned Parenthood declined for the second time in three years, as contributions and bequests dropped 17 percent to $191 million. However, elected officials granted PPFA a record $265.2 million in public funding, nearly 33 percent of its $810 million total income.
For the 18th year in a row, Planned Parenthood turned a net profit. This year's $35.2 million brings its total profits over the 18 years to $538 million.
The report indicates that PPFA care little for the safety of the women it claims to want to serve. Even after 18-year-old Holly Patterson was killed by complications from an RU-486 abortion at Planned Parenthood, the organization sold the dangerous abortion pill over 95,000 times at 203 of its clinics.
Jim Sedlak, STOPP executive director commented on the findings saying, "This report shows the public is increasingly rejecting Planned Parenthood's radical agenda, but apparently our elected officials haven't gotten the message. Now is the time for Americans to expand the growing efforts to close Planned Parenthood clinics and to put pressure on politicians to stop the obscene amount of taxpayer money that is being funneled to the nation's largest abortion chain."
(2) Where does this public funding come from? The federal government? The states? Counties and municipalities? If local governments, which ones?
(3) What can be done to defund this criminal organization?
They must be very proud...(the sad part is that they probably are)
As I've said before, liberals and leftists are against the death penalty, except when it concerns the unborn child
1. They have nearly every Democrat (and some RINOs) in their back pocket.
2. Not sure.
3. Overturn Roe v. Wade!
Check out the web site BlackGenocide.org. The General Accounting Office has investigated PPFA for coercive methods in Inner City locations where 78% of PPFA facilities are located. Black abortion far exceeds the percentage of population.
I'll say, blacks account for 12% of US Citizens and 35% of aborted babies. You can thank Murder Inc., as so aptly put above by ?, for that.
This makes me ill.
What does Planned Parenthood do with all the Fetuses?
I read somewhere they were sold to Research groups?
That would be enough voters in Ohio to have elected WhatsHisName ... Kerry.
Anybody seen good stats on the abortion rate? I've seen some incomplete data suggesting that it has risen in the past few years.
We can't afford to put a pro-choice nominee on the ticket in 2008. And it is good to have posts like this, to remind us where are party should be on this issue: PRO-LIFE.
I've seen other that say it's going down. But there are no reliable numbers, since abortionists are not required to give any information.
Indeed, and they always twist that argument to say that we're backwards because we support the death penalty but not abortion. I always tell them that I'm sure I could arrange a trade if they're willing: We'll spare the 150 or so criminals that are executed in America each year if they'll spare the 1,000,000+ innocent babies that are murdered in America each year.
Well, would not the counter-argument (to the Christians' support of the death penalty, but not of abortion) be: The killer commited a crime, was convicted of a crime, and has been sentenced for the crime. What crime did the BABY commit? Inconvenience?
Can anyone tell me that they aren't in it for the money. They are whores for the dollars and murdering is their business. I am a business student, but an ethical one. The world will pay for this evil.
America will be judged for this whole mess. It won't be pretty.
Thus, under my presidency, Roe v. Wade will not be enforced, and the member states of the Union could again open their criminal codes and begin the prosecution of the doctors and parents who would contract for the murder of an unborn child without fear of reprisal from the Chief Executive.
Yeah the election's over, but is he right? Any constitutional legal scholars out there?
Here is an interesting link to Capital Research's analysis of Planned Parenthood. This is only one affiliate. You can click on the other link for more information.
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