A leading pro-life group released a factsheet today on the Planned Parenthood abortion business that is a not-so-subtle dig at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Although National Right to Life doesn’t mention Trump by name, the factsheet is clearly directed at him and his multiple times praising America’s biggest abortion business.
The factsheet on Planned Parenthood’s activities is headlined, “Killing of over 300,000 babies a year tops whatever “good things” Planned Parenthood does” and the commentary associated with it is obviously a response to Donald Trump’s praising the “good things” Planned Parenthood does.
“Given that Planned Parenthood not only performs abortions, but hundreds of thousands of abortions a year, is the nation’s largest abortion chain, and is abortion’s biggest promoter and defender, why would anyone defend them? Maybe they don’t see anything wrong with a group doing a pregnancy test in one room while taking the life of a child down the hall,” the NRLC factsheet says.
It adds: “But a few “good deeds” can’t balance out killing hundreds of thousands of unborn babies each and every year. For most people it’s not ok to kill kids so long as you have a good marketing program, powerful political connections, or do a few “cancer screenings” that most can get from a local community center which isn’t tainted with the blood of the abortion industry.”
The full factsheet appears below:
Planned Parenthood does abortions. LOTS of them. In its last corporate report, Planned Parenthood took credit for performing 323,999 abortions (2014). The year before it was 327,633. The year before that 333,964. The year before that….well, you get the picture. Planned Parenthood is easily the country’s biggest abortion chain, responsible for about a third of all abortions performed in the U.S. every year. They’re HUGE. In the last 25 years, they’ve killed more than 5 and a half MILLION babies.
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Planned Parenthood makes MILLION$ from abortion. Wonder why Planned Parenthood doesn’t just get out of the abortion business and concentrate on birth control and cancer screenings? A big reason is MONEY. At a minimum, at going rates for simple surgical first trimester abortions ($451), Planned Parenthood would have raked in $146 MILLION from abortion in 2014 alone. We know from those DISGUSTING Planned Parenthood videos that they perform and profit from considerably more expensive LATE ABORTIONS, meaning that figure is probably WAY TOO LOW.
Planned Parenthood has gotten BILLIONS of dollars from the government. It’s bad enough that Planned Parenthood kills hundreds of thousands of babies a year and pockets the cash from it. But that they have the TAXPAYERS kick in a HALF A BILLION dollars every year to help fund their operation is DISGUSTING. FORTY-THREE PERCENT of their annual $1.3 BILLION budget from OUR POCKETS! Don’t believe it? Check out pages 32 and 33 of Planned Parenthood’s latest annual report for 2014-15: www.plannedparenthood.org/about-us/annual-report
Planned Parenthood maintains its abortion biz while letting CANCER SCREENINGS slide. How strong is Planned Parenthood’s commitment to “WOMEN’S HEALTH?” Well, for the past several years, while abortion was TANKING nationally, abortion at Planned Parenthood was staying at RECORD LEVELS (over 300,000 a year since 2007). At the same time, those CANCER SCREENINGS Planned Parenthood’s political supporters like to talk about? They have FALLEN THROUGH THE ROOF, by nearly two thirds, from 1,830,811 in 2009 to just 682,208 in 2014. Breast exams/breast care (Planned Parenthood DOES NOT DO MAMMOGRAMS!) fell by MORE THAN HALF, from 830,312 to 363,803 in that same time frame. Planned Parenthood is obviously concentrating its ENERGY on what it considers its PRIORITIES.
Planned Parenthood spends MILLIONS to elect their favorite POLITICIANS. Planned Parenthood is much more than just a “health care provider.” In the last presidential election, Planned Parenthood PACs spent at least $11 MILLION to re-elect President Obama and other Democrat politicians (See here.) They’ve officially endorsed HILLARY CLINTON for president.
Planned Parenthood still defends harvesting BABY PARTS. Caught red-handed haggling over prices for harvesting baby parts, Planned Parenthood has assured the public that it would no longer accept payment for the fetal tissue it harvests from BABIES IT ABORTS. Notably, it did NOT say that it would stop HARVESTING the tissue, only that it would no longer accept reimbursement for its efforts (does that mean that IT DID BEFORE?). Planned Parenthood said it would continue to provide fetal tissue (that is, BABY’S EYES, LIVERS, HEARTS, etc.) for research, though (NY Times, 10/14/15).