Planned Parenthood’s latest annual report is a sobering reminder that it remains the unquestioned leader of the Culture of Death.
While the abortion industry as a whole is considered a billion-dollar industry, Planned Parenthood once again raked in over $1 billion in revenue itself last year. But the abortion giant had plenty of help from you and me, the taxpayers. It brought in over half a billion dollars from taxpayers alone while aborting 327,653 babies, an increase over the previous year.
In fact, in the six years that President Obama has been in office, Planned Parenthood has, according to its own reports, aborted nearly 2 million babies and taken over $3 billion in taxpayer funds, leading to record profits of over a half billion dollars during the same period.
Since the man Planned Parenthood calls its “champion” has been President, Planned Parenthood has increased abortions nearly 8%, and the amount it claims it has received directly from taxpayers has stunningly increased by an average of 43%.
Think about that. The largest abortion provider in America has gotten 43% more in our tax dollars, on average, while President Obama has been in office than it reported before he took office.
It’s no wonder President Obama has been called the most pro-abortion President in history.
Yet with increases across the board in abortions, taxpayer dollars, and profits, Planned Parenthood continues to play the American people for fools. It continues to assert that only 3% of its “services” are abortions.
The twisted accounting gimmicks Planned Parenthood employs to come to this figure would make even Jonathan Gruber’s head spin. Suffice to say that if a ballpark used the same calculation methods as Planned Parenthood, it could assert that only 3% of its services are ticket sales based on the number of individual peanuts sold at its concession stands.
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I.e., if a ballpark sold 327,653 tickets, 150,000 hotdogs, 150,000 drinks, and 137,254 packs of peanuts (with 75 peanuts in each pack, totaling 10,294,050), ticket sales would constitute 3% of its services.
Yes, it’s exactly that absurd with Planned Parenthood. We’ve explained in detail before how Planned Parenthood unbundles its services to pad its non-abortion numbers (for example it counts every contraceptive it hands out or pregnancy test it administers as a distinct service; just those two line items alone account for nearly 5 million of Planned Parenthood’s supposed 10 million “services”).
The point is a ballpark isn’t any less driven by ticket sales than Planned Parenthood is driven by abortion.
If abortion only accounts for 3% of its services, then why is Planned Parenthood claiming it will have to close down clinics if Texas’s abortion restrictions are allowed to stand in a major case that will be heard in a federal appeals court tomorrow? Couldn’t all those clinics operate without shutting down just fine with 97% of their services?
Planned Parenthood is in the abortion business. It leads the abortion industry. It worships at the altar of abortion and profits from the death it perpetuates.
Pro-life Americans should no longer be forced to subsidize (to the tune of over half a billion dollars or 41%) the abortion giant’s annual budget.
At the ACLJ, we’re fully engaged in the fight against Planned Parenthood, from our direct challenge in court alleging massive fraud, to critical amicus briefs, including in Texas, defending pro-life laws. We’re also working aggressively in Congress urging the new pro-life majorities of the House and Senate to defund Planned Parenthood. Join us by signing our petition to cut off big abortion’s taxpayer funding.
LifeNews Note: Matthew Clark is an attorney for the ACLJ, residing in northern Virginia. He has been actively involved in Virginia politics for over a decade. You can follow Matthew on Twitter @_MatthewClark.