Planned Parenthood Report Shows Record Number of Abortions Done

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 6, 2007   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
May 6
, 2007

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A preview of the latest annual report from the Planned Parenthood Federation of America shows that the nation’s largest abortion business is doing more abortions than ever before. The report indicates PPFA affiliates across the country did 264,943 abortions in 2005 alone, increase of 3.9 percent over 2004.

The abortion business also said it sold 1,245,506 "emergency" birth control kits in 2005, which is an increase of 26.6 percent more than in 2004 and every Planned Parenthood sells birth control as well.

Douglas Scott, the head of Life Decisions International, a group that monitors corporations that donate to Planned Parenthood, said he found it hypocritical that the abortion business claims birth control and the Plan B drug reduces the number of abortions while doing more abortions than at any point in its history.

"Planned Parenthood claims to prevent the ‘need’ for abortion while simultaneously working to increase its share of the lucrative abortion market," he told LifeNews.com in a statement.

PPFA is expected to release its 2005-2006 Annual Report within the next few months.

"One can be sure that in addition to killing more human beings that ever before, Planned Parenthood will have taken in more money than ever before," Scott said.

He pointed out that the nonprofit’s incoming is rapidly approaching the $1 billion mark and that it generated an estimated $100 million from doing abortions in 2005.

"One can also be sure that Planned Parenthood will end up with tens of millions of dollars in ‘excess revenue over expenses,’ which is known to most people as ‘profit,’" Scott added.

Since 1970, when Planned Parenthood began doing some of the first legal abortions in the nation, PPFA reports having done 4,068,749 abortions.

That’s a scary number of unborn children killed via abortion and women hurt by the damaging physical, spiritual and mental health problems it causes, Jim Sedlak of STOPP International, told LifeNews.com.

"Although it took Planned Parenthood 35 years to kill its first four million babies in the United States, at its current rate of doing abortion, it could kill another four million in less than 15 years," he said.

He said Planned Parenthood can continue the high rate of abortions "because elected officials and private citizens allow it to exist" and that it was time to close it for good.

Planned Parenthood, which tries to legitimatize its image by doing legitimate reproductive health care, also gave breast exams to 844,201 women — ironic because abortion is linked to breast cancer.

Still, that was 82,562 fewer breast cancer screenings than the previous year.

Other statistics show that Planned Parenthood indicated there were 5,062 fewer instances of prenatal care and 32,925 fewer pregnancy tests.

"Planned Parenthood is in the death business and nobody does it better," Scott concluded. "Unfortunately for preborn children, abortion seems to be the only part of Planned Parenthood’s business that can be called ‘provably successful.’"