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An American business 'success' story (Planned Parenthood)
WorldNetDaily ^ | 6/10/06 | Jim Sedlak

Posted on 06/10/2006 10:50:23 AM PDT by wagglebee

America is the land of entrepreneurs. Those that are successful find a formula that works and then replicate that formula many times to build an empire. We have seen this happen in the fast-food industry, in retail stores, in computers and many other venues.

There is one enterprise that has received very little attention for its commercial acumen because most people don't view it as a business. But it is. Let's take a few moments to look at this business, review its business model and determine the secret to its success.

First, let's look at some of the numbers associated with this business. Last year, it had gross revenue of $882 million and a net profit of $63 million. This marks the 19th year in a row that the enterprise has increased its gross revenue and made a profit. In fact, over those 19 years, it has a total profit of $649.6 million on gross revenue of $10 billion.

Like many franchise businesses in our country, it has achieved this level of success by working out a sound business model and then replicating that model all across the country. It began in 1916 with a single site in Brooklyn, N.Y. Since that time, it expanded to 938 facilities in 1995, but has seen some contraction since that time. Its latest annual report states that it operates 860 sites.

One of the interesting parts of the business model for this endeavor is that it has been able to tap into government money and avoid paying even one penny of taxes on its profits. Of the $10 billion the company has taken in over the last 19 years, 39 percent ($3.9 billion) has come from the American taxpayer. It was after it began receiving these funds in 1964 that its explosive growth began – more than doubling its locations over the next nine years.

As with any successful business enterprise, it makes every effort to create a demand for its products and services, identify the demographics of the consumers who are most likely to be its customers, and then implement a strategy to bring those customers through its doors. On a national level, 27 percent of its customers are under the age of 20 and 70 percent are under the age of 25. Thus, it is young people that make up the overwhelming majority of its customer base.

This demographic is not unexpected since the company's main products and services are geared to enabling individuals to engage in uninhibited sexual activity. So dedicated is this enterprise to the avocation of sex that when it published its 25-year plan in 2000, its No. 1 goal was to make sure that sex is celebrated.

Thus, the business model for this enterprise is: Get young people involved in sex; sell them products to use while having sex to avoid pregnancies and diseases; and provide back-up products and procedures to undo the results of the failures of its primary products – and to do all of this while convincing the American public and the government that it is providing a needed public-health service so that it can be granted tax-exempt status and never have to pay a penny in taxes on its profits.

So, what is the enterprise we have been describing? It is the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, with its 120 affiliates and its 860 facilities across the United States.

Let's take a more in-depth look at this very successful organization. Planned Parenthood's business model elements include:

  1. Pushing its brand of sexuality education programs into schools and youth service organizations like the Girl Scouts, Camp Fire Girls, Boys and Girls Club and the YWCA. It also pushes its idea of sexuality on teenwire.com, its webite for teens. At the present time, Planned Parenthood is pushing legislation in many states to get its sex education programs mandated. All this is done to create the demand for its products.

  2. Selling a wide variety of pills, condoms and shots to young people involved in sex. Because of its official tax-exempt status, Planned Parenthood is able to buy its products at greatly reduced costs and sell them at a tremendous markup. This provides the revenue stream for its operations.

  3. Providing a host of sexually transmitted disease services to those who have acquired these diseases through living the Planned Parenthood-sanctioned lifestyle. In addition, it runs the nations largest abortion chain, with 173 surgical abortion facilities. These services add to its revenue stream and also protect its primary business.

The implementation of this three-step business model has been very lucrative for Planned Parenthood. Just last week, it released its 2004-2005 annual report, and the numbers tell the story of a thriving enterprise – the numbers cited at the beginning of this column. This is indeed that $882 million business that made $63 million in profits last year; it has made a total profit of $649.6 million since 1987; Planned Parenthood has received $3.9 billion (yes, that's billion, with a "b") in taxpayer money since 1987 and spends $45 million a year on its sex education programs in an effort to sexualize our children.

In addition, Planned Parenthood kills over 250,000 pre-born babies in its own facilities each year. Its abortion business provides 31 percent of its clinic income. It does 180 abortions for every one adoption referral and kills 14 babies for every one it helps with prenatal care. Planned Parenthood committed 19.8 percent of abortions in the United States in 2004 and over 3.8 million babies have died in Planned Parenthood facilities since abortion was decriminalized in the United States.

Although the business has been successful for Planned Parenthood, it has been a disaster for the American people. It has contributed to the spread of debilitating and sometimes fatal diseases, has killed more people than currently live in many or our states, and has done it all under the guise of a "charitable" organization with 39 percent of its funding coming from our hard-earned wages.

This is one big business that we should close down, and we can start by stopping the flow of our tax dollars into its coffers.



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; cultureofdeath; eugenics; infanticide; moralabsolutes; plannedparenthood; prolife; teensex
In addition, Planned Parenthood kills over 250,000 pre-born babies in its own facilities each year. Its abortion business provides 31 percent of its clinic income. It does 180 abortions for every one adoption referral and kills 14 babies for every one it helps with prenatal care. Planned Parenthood committed 19.8 percent of abortions in the United States in 2004 and over 3.8 million babies have died in Planned Parenthood facilities since abortion was decriminalized in the United States.

It is sickening that we are funding the Culture of Death.

1 posted on 06/10/2006 10:50:29 AM PDT by wagglebee
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To: cgk; Coleus; cpforlife.org; Mr. Silverback

Pro-Life Ping.


2 posted on 06/10/2006 10:50:58 AM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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MORAL ABSOLUTES PING

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3 posted on 06/10/2006 10:52:11 AM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

If Hitler could've hired Planned Parenthood to run their mass murder camps, they probably could've convinced the Jews to voluntarily pay for their cremation./sarc


4 posted on 06/10/2006 10:53:56 AM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: wagglebee

Let's see...smoking is legal. Maybe I can start "Planned Pulmonary" and get 180 people hooked on cigarettes for every one I help quit. Or "Planned Sobriety" and create some alcoholics with tax dollars!


5 posted on 06/10/2006 10:59:16 AM PDT by Gondring (If "Conservatives" now wants to "conserve" our Constitution away, then I must be a Preservative!)
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To: wagglebee

If Hitler could've hired Planned Parenthood to run their mass murder camps, they probably could've convinced the Jews to voluntarily pay for their cremation./sarc


6 posted on 06/10/2006 10:59:50 AM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: wagglebee

WooHoo! Jim. Great.


7 posted on 06/10/2006 11:03:17 AM PDT by AliVeritas ("I see dead people...and illegal immigrants...voting in the next election")
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To: coconutt2000

They did, with their gold and valuables that were taken away... not to mention land and monies.


8 posted on 06/10/2006 11:04:38 AM PDT by AliVeritas ("I see dead people...and illegal immigrants...voting in the next election")
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To: AliVeritas

I said, "voluntarily".


9 posted on 06/10/2006 11:07:59 AM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: wagglebee
Someone needs to do a similar expose' on The ACLU as a Business"...
10 posted on 06/10/2006 11:08:27 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah" = Satan in disguise)
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To: TXnMA
It would be interesting to see the salaries for the leadership of Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, Americans and Others United, etc.

I bet the "Rev." Barry Lynn makes a lot more than he would heading a United Church of Christ congregation with 30 members.
11 posted on 06/10/2006 11:14:20 AM PDT by BW2221
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To: wagglebee

Not just funding it, but funding a PROFIT for it!!!


12 posted on 06/10/2006 11:16:47 AM PDT by Gondring (If "Conservatives" now wants to "conserve" our Constitution away, then I must be a Preservative!)
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To: All

Ooops...it's WND. Has anyone checked the figures to make sure they add up and aren't made up?


13 posted on 06/10/2006 11:18:22 AM PDT by Gondring (If "Conservatives" now wants to "conserve" our Constitution away, then I must be a Preservative!)
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To: wagglebee

Thanks for posting this. One aspect is not shown but important. There are two Planned Parenthood organizations. One that provides health services, separate from the one providing abortions. The reason is to get around laws against abortion or federal funds paying for abortion clinics. Planned Parenthood health clinics apply for and get federal funding while the abortion clinics are separately operated and receive no federal funding.


14 posted on 06/10/2006 11:18:23 AM PDT by Morgan in Denver
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To: 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; american colleen; annalex; ...


15 posted on 06/10/2006 11:31:57 AM PDT by Coleus (STOPP Planned Parenthood http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/892053/posts)
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To: wagglebee
What is the value of a human life? $252.

$63mm profit for killing 250m babies. That's a net 'profit' of $252 per baby. $3,582 gross. If there ever was a definition of 'gross profit' needed, here it is.

Breaks my heart.

We must stop this grotesque "business" now.

16 posted on 06/10/2006 11:36:47 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Choose life!)
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To: Coleus
Margaret Sanger

In her 1938 autobiography, Margaret Sanger discusses her keynote address at a Silver Lake Ku Klux Klan Rally.


17 posted on 06/10/2006 11:47:36 AM PDT by Diago ("Upon hearing about such things, I confess that I'm tempted to look for my shotgun and baseball bat")
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To: wagglebee
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

18 posted on 06/10/2006 12:13:33 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Children are a Blessing Abortion is slapping God in the Face !)
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To: rzeznikj at stout

mark for later read


19 posted on 06/10/2006 12:17:03 PM PDT by rzeznikj at stout (ASCII and ye shall receive... (Computers 3:14))
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To: wagglebee
Planned Parenthood

The name of this outfit mocks the function of parenthood. Instead of promoting the concept of parents raising healthy children, it destroys children before they even have a chance at life. It should be named Death in the Hood.
20 posted on 06/10/2006 12:51:25 PM PDT by gpapa (Boost FR Traffic! Make FR your home page!)
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To: wagglebee
The business model discussion reminds me of the dirty limerick / song I once heard, something to the effect of

"My sister sells sailors the rubbers;

My brother pokes holes with a pin;

My daddy gives girlies abortions;

Lord how the money rolls in.

Rolls in, rolls in, Lord how the money rolls in."

21 posted on 06/10/2006 12:53:27 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (Why isn't there an "NRA" for the rest of my rights?)
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To: wagglebee

New slogan: "Over 3,800,000 killed!"


22 posted on 06/10/2006 12:55:36 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (What did Rather know and when did he know it?)
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To: wagglebee
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

23 posted on 06/10/2006 7:24:10 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Children are a Blessing Abortion is slapping God in the Face !)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

Revolting, but sadly true.


24 posted on 06/10/2006 7:24:56 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: Gondring

You'll make billions! Just think of the interesting Mothers Day and Fathers Day cards you can sell, celebrating the addictions and disease and abuses and deaths these wondrous products of culture provide. You'd have to go a long way thought to top the PP-hood x-mas (read Christmas) cards.


25 posted on 06/10/2006 7:33:24 PM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: BW2221

Ah, Barry, the real spirit of antichrist in these latter days. And even poor Barry doesn't realize it.


26 posted on 06/10/2006 7:35:17 PM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: FatherofFive

You've failed to calculate in the 'value added' that some PP-hood 'clinics' get by having the fetal tissue harvesters in there making use of the little ones offed by the PP-hood purveyors.


27 posted on 06/10/2006 7:37:03 PM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: MHGinTN
You've failed to calculate in the 'value added' that some PP-hood 'clinics' get by having the fetal tissue harvesters in there making use of the little ones offed by the PP-hood purveyors.

But then, I didn't subtract the value of the music never written, the inventions never invented, and the love shared by those murdered before they had a chance.

28 posted on 06/10/2006 7:57:19 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Choose life!)
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To: FatherofFive

'And the loved shared' ... How haunting that is; there is a little boy of nearly three now whose mother planned to have him aborted at five months into his lifetime, but she did not finally follow through; I thank God that he's around to love and be such a blessing. Got to stop now to get a tissue ... leaky eyes.


29 posted on 06/10/2006 8:06:11 PM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: Diago

Why did you forget to mention that your photograph is a complete invention, cobbled together by someone with only rudimentary skills in Adobe? Here's the real photo which was inserted into a Klan picture:

http://www.u.arizona.edu/~roxanne/womanrhetor/margaretsanger2.jpg


31 posted on 06/11/2006 8:17:30 AM PDT by linda_22003
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To: linda_22003; Registered; wagglebee
Linda,

Sanger admits in her autobiography that she spoke to the Ku Klux Klan.

This is merely a depiction of what it must have looked like when the Foundress of Planned Parenthood spoke at the Klan rally.

What do you think it looked like? Are you contending that Sanger herself was dressed in the KKK robes? I have never seen any actual pictures, are you aware of any? Why do you think this depiction is inaccurate? Do you think there were more KKK folks there? Or less? Was she Margaret Sanger wearing a Planned Parenthood T-Shirt or a Ku Klux Klan sheet? Why not come up with your own depiction and post it?

Margaret Sanger

In her 1938 autobiography, Margaret Sanger discusses her keynote address at a Silver Lake Ku Klux Klan Rally.


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32 posted on 06/11/2006 10:48:59 AM PDT by Diago ("Upon hearing about such things, I confess that I'm tempted to look for my shotgun and baseball bat")
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To: Diago

I can't say what she said in her autobiography, since I have not, personally, read it. I'm willing to bet you haven't either. I don't see a reference to Silver Lake in the Margaret Sanger papers project at New York University, the best place for primary source material.

I see references to her Klan speech on such sites as the American Life League, and the Army of God sites (THERE's a great group to hang out with, huh?). I'd have to see real source material to know what's true; your standards appear to be lower. :)

I'm not defending her as an angel, certainly; she was most definitely a eugenicist, as was Theodore Roosevelt. World War II pretty much showed us why that wasn't such a good idea, after all, but she was hardly out there by herself in support of eugenics.


33 posted on 06/11/2006 11:00:29 AM PDT by linda_22003
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To: AxMan

Herein lies the reason we must have unlimited, unregulated illegal immigration. Social Security is an inverted pyramid!


34 posted on 06/11/2006 11:15:14 AM PDT by dvan
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To: wagglebee
Historically speaking, Planned Parenthood did not come into existence until January 1942. It was just weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The United States was at war with Japan, Germany, and Italy.

It was in the 1930s that Margaret Sanger and her American scientists gained kudos from Nazi scientists for their work on the Master Race.

With the outbreak of war, Margaret Sanger had to distance that organization from Nazi Germany, which were now enemies of the American people.

The solution was simple. Start a new organization and hide the ties to Nazi Germany by burying the previous organization...

Thus Planned Parenthood, which is strongly supported by the United Way, was able to hide its Eugenic past and ties to the Super Race concepts of Margaret Sanger and her friends in Nazi Germany. You just need a good marketing strategy, and keeping key politicians such as Bill and Hillary Clinton, Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, Diane Feinstein, Barbara Boxer and a host of other liberal/Democrat Senators that has served Planned Parenthood over the years.

On the one hand, Planned Parenthood rakes in tax dollars with the help of these politicians. And with the other hand, Planned Parenthood Votes! helps to keep such politicians in power...

Al Capone would be proud of the political clout of the Planned Parenthood Federation -- surpassing even his group of powerful Chicago/Illinois politicians and judges...

35 posted on 06/11/2006 12:09:23 PM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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