Planned Parenthood Does One-Third of All Abortions in the United States

National   |   Carole Novielli   |   Dec 2, 2014   |   2:02PM   |   Washington, DC

There is a reason pro-life people refer to Planned Parenthood as the abortion giant of the United States. In 2011, Planned Parenthood reported performing 333,964 abortions for the year 2011-2012, according to their annual report.

If you look at how many abortions were performed nationally, you will find that, at a minimum, the abortion clinic chain, Planned Parenthood was responsible for one-third of all abortions in the United States in the year 2011, the latest year stats have been published.


plannedparenthood76Now, it is a little confusing but, the Center for Disease Control which publishes abortions stats annually, clearly states that their numbers are not based on every state reporting.

The CDC Abortion Surveillance Report dated November 28, 2014 reveals that in 2011 730,322 abortions were reported to the CDC down 35,329 from 2010 stats. This report is based on abortion data provided voluntarily to the CDC for 49 reporting areas (the District of Columbia; New York City; and 47 states, excluding California, Maryland, and New Hampshire).

However, Guttmacher, the research arm of Planned Parenthood, gathers stats from all stats and all providers with few exceptions. In 2011, Guttmacher, whose stats were released in July of this year, reports that 1.06 million abortions were performed.

It is a common view that Guttmacher’s abortion numbers may be more accurate given that they report abortions performed at all facilities known or expected to have provided abortions. If you want to read more about this process click here.


Based on all these stats, if you took the abortion figures reported in 2011 to the CDC, Planned Parenthood would have killed approximately 46% of all the babies aborted nationally.

If you take the abortion totals from Guttmacher, for 2011, Planned Parenthood butchered 32% of all the babies aborted in the United States.

However, if you average the CDC figures of 730,322 with Guttmacher’s 1,060,000 then Planned Parenthood killed 37% of the babies aborted for 2011.

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This same year, Planned Parenthood received $542.4 million dollars in US taxpayer monies. Anyone see anything really wrong about this?

LifeNews Note: Carole Novielli is the author of the blog Saynsumthn, where this article originally appeared.