A new study [PDF] from the Guttmacher Institute reports that the abortion rate in the US has continued to decline and is now at a level so low it hasn’t been seen since the 1970s.
The study found a rate of 16.9 abortions per thousand women of childbearing age in 2011, though it did not probe the possible causes for the decline.
But even as the abortion rate continues its slow decline, Planned Parenthood—the nation’s largest abortion chain—continues to perform more and more abortions and dominate the abortion market.
According to their annual report [PDF], Planned Parenthood performed 333,964 abortions in 2012—almost 80,000 more than they performed in 2005. That’s about one every 95 seconds, every day of the year.
As Planned Parenthood continues to corner the market on abortions, pursuing their stated goal of becoming the “Lenscrafters of family planning“, they are simultaneously trying to make it look like abortion is just a tiny portion of what they do.
But the fact is that Planned Parenthood performs about 40% of all abortions in the US and abortion income makes up over 50% of their clinic income every year.
Their oft quoted line that abortion makes up only 3% of their services is a masterpiece of spin and rigging the numbers. When a woman gets an abortion at Planned Parenthood, she receives about 9 other services that are all counted separately, which Planned Parenthood uses to make it look like the abortion was only 1/10th of the services she received when, clearly, the main service she went to Planned Parenthood for was an abortion. Additionally, 92% of pregnant women who walk into a Planned Parenthood clinic receive an abortion.
Planned Parenthood is Abortion, Inc. No two ways about it. Yet recent polling data showed that 55% of Americans don’t even know that Planned Parenthood performs abortions, including many pro-life people! It’s on the strength of this deception that Planned Parenthood is able to take in the over half-billion dollars they receive every year from government funding—another number that’s increasing every year.
Help spread the word about Planned Parenthood and their abortion agenda. Most Americans are pro-life, and the more the facts get out about what they actually do, the fewer people find it so easy to support them.
Get the word out about their deadly business on your social media outlets, arm yourself with the League’s Sharing the Pro-Life Message handbook so you have all the facts and figures on abortion and Planned Parenthood at your fingertips when the subject comes up, and never be afraid to speak the truth in love.
It’s the only way we’ll change hearts and minds and bring an end to abortion in our country.
LifeNews Note: Matt Yonke writes for the Pro-Life Action League.