Planned Parenthood Makes $155 Million Doing Abortions

Opinion   |   Brad Mattes   |   Sep 26, 2011   |   3:46PM   |   Washington, DC

The media continues to sugarcoat Planned Parenthood’s almost-singular focus on abortion. On the media’s watch, the nation’s largest chain of abortion facilities continues to operate with our tax dollars while killing millions of innocent unborn babies. But thanks in part to the Internet; the faithful work of pro-lifers continues to expose the truth behind the deception.

My pro-life friends at Live Action recently dismantled Planned Parenthood’s favorite talking point—that abortion accounts for only 3% of their services. The abortion industry giant could slyly arrive at this fuzzy math simply by stating that they hand out 97 condoms for every 3 abortions performed.

But their pro-abortion spin doesn’t work in business terms when crunching the numbers.

According to their own figures, in 2009 alone, Planned Parenthood performed 332,278 abortions. That’s like wiping out the population of a sizeable city. Since the average cost of an abortion was $468, Planned Parenthood’s total abortion income that year was $155,506,104. In light of their total “health center” income of $404,900,000, Planned Parenthood made out like bandits with abortion, which generated 38.4% of this total revenue.

One of the Live Action team made a convincing analogy when comparing Planned Parenthood to the business world. Click here for details.

According to the 2009 figures that we’ve documented on our website, Planned Parenthood’s claim of providing “unbiased information” to women about their options is all smoke and mirrors. For every adoption referral they made, they did a mind-numbing 340 abortions. The reason—abortion’s a lucrative business. With all that blood money it’s even more appalling that they got over $363 million of your tax dollars.

The millions of lives that have become casualties of their abortion mills are difficult to wrap one’s mind around. Planned Parenthood talks about “family planning,” but you can clearly see their priority is abortion.

So you shouldn’t be surprised that Planned Parenthood is the most aggressive pro-abortion lobbyist on Capitol Hill. Each day over 3,000 lives hang in the balance, and they see them as dollar signs. Please join me in exposing the truth about their true and deadly agenda. Note: Bradley Mattes is the executive director of Life Issues Institute, a national pro-life educational group. Mattes is a veteran of the pro-life cause, with over 35 years of educational, political and humanitarian experience.