Study: Planned Parenthood Health Services at Lowest Point Since 2006 While Tax $ Up 78%
by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 9/24/13 4:41 PM
The Planned Parenthood abortion business says it repeatedly: it’s about women’s health care not abortion. The abortion business will have much to explain following a new study released today by American Life League.
For years, conservatives and pro-life groups have fought public tax dollars going to Planned Parenthood because it is primarily an abortion business and the new study backs up that claim. The meta-study by American Life League shows that the total healthcare services delivered by Planned Parenthood have reached their lowest point since 2006, while taxpayer funding has increased 78 percent over the past six years.
“Taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood reached a record of $542 million last year, almost half its $1 billion-plus budget,” said Jim Sedlak, vice president at ALL. “Yet, the number of female contraceptive clients is down 18 percent since 2006 and cancer screenings fell 29 percent over the last two years. Every delivery area is down, except one—-abortions.”
Sedlak says that the meta-study, conducted by ALL’s STOPP project, took many months to complete. The report, Planned Parenthood Federation of America: A 5-Part Analysis of Business Practices, Community Outcomes, and Taxpayer Funding, concludes that “Three primary rationales used for taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood—-women’s wellness, reduction of teen pregnancy, and serving the poor—-are invalid.”
The results of the report should not be surprising. Earlier this year, the annual report released by the national Planned Parenthood abortion business shows it did more abortions in its last year than ever before in its history.
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The annual report released by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) showed the abortion giant did a record 333,964 abortions on unborn children during the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Those abortions were estimated to have generated $150 million dollars for the “nonprofit” organization.
While the number of abortions reached a record high, only 2,300 Planned Parenthood customers were referred to adoption agencies during the 2011-2012 fiscal year.
In its prior annual report, Planned Parenthood did 329,445 abortions in 2010 while it provided prenatal care to only 31,098 women and referred only 841 women to adoption agencies.
Read the new STOPP report: http://www.stopp.org/PPFAReports/PPFA_2013_Report.pdf