Planned Parenthood: Prenatal Care at 8% of Clinics, Abortions at 40%

Opinion   |   Jennie Stone   |   Oct 28, 2011   |   10:19AM   |   Washington, DC

Planned Parenthood is notorious for priding themselves as a “reproductive health care” organization that advocates for women’s rights and choices.  However, when we simply look into the numbers, it becomes abundantly clear that Planned Parenthood is in no way in favor of pregnancy “choices.”  It’s all about abortion.

According to Tait Sye, national spokeswoman of Planned Parenthood, 63 of the more than 800 Planned Parenthood facilities in America provide the option of prenatal care to pregnant clients—that’s 7.8% of the clinics.  On the other hand, 321 of the clinics—about 40%— provide abortion services, and every one refers for abortion, according to Planned Parenthood’s website.

A mandate to be implemented would ensure that every Planned Parenthood affiliate will control a minimum of one abortion facility by 2013, expanding those services even further.

Planned Parenthood boasts that “3%” of their services have to do with abortion, but that statistic is deliberately misleading.  Look at the numbers on their most recent Fact Sheet (their latest stats are from 2009).  Planned Parenthood did 332,278 abortions while they “saw nearly three million people.”  Therefore, 11% of Planned Parenthood clients obtained abortions.  Why don’t they publicize that percentage?

Perhaps the most blatant display of Planned Parenthood’s abortion-first agenda can be found by looking into the types of services they provide pregnant clients— 332,278 (97.6%) of Planned Parenthood’s pregnant clients obtain abortions, while 7,021 (2.1%) of them received prenatal care, and 977 (.3%) did adoption referrals through Planned Parenthood.

All these facts come straight from Planned Parenthood themselves.  We just need to do the math.  I think this begs the question: where to Planned Parenthood’s priorities really lie? Note: Jenni Stone writes for the Live Action blog and this column is reprinted with permission.