Planned Parenthood is America’s Biggest Abortion Business: Operates 45% of All Abortion Clinics

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 28, 2015   |   12:26PM   |   Washington, DC

Women’s health care. Reproductive health. These are the euphemisms Planned Parenthood uses to hide the fact that it is the biggest abortion business in the United States.

At the end of last year, the abortion giant Planned Parenthood released its 2013 annual report and the new numbers indicated it did more abortions than the year before — killing 327,653 babies in abortions while taking in millions in taxpayer funds. The report indicates Planned Parenthood did 327,653 abortions in 2013, an increase over the 327,166 abortions it did in 2012.

plannedparenthood138Those numbers put Planned Parenthood in the position of being America’s largest abortion business.

American Life League’s STOPP International looked further into the numbers and found that Planned Parenthood now operates 668 centers in the United States, of which 337 do surgical abortions or sell the dangerous abortion pill mifepristone. All Planned Parenthood clinics do abortion referrals to centers in their network that do abortions. Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion chain, operating 45.6 percent of all the surgical/medical abortion facilities.

But ALL’ Jim Sedlak tells LifeNews that there is good news: because the pro-life majority in America continues to press against abortion and work to stop abortions and de-fund Planned Parenthood, the abortion corporation is closing more centers.

“Once again, our annual survey of Planned Parenthood shows an organization in decline. The organization continues its downward spiral, with the number of centers well below its 1973 level,” he explained.

During 2014, Planned Parenthood Federation of America continued to close “health centers” at a record rate. This year, it closed 34 centers in a total of 19 different states, he said. This year is the first time in 10 years that Planned Parenthood had fewer surgical abortion centers and fewer medical abortion centers and fewer total number of surgical/medical abortion centers. With the closing of its Rapid City, South Dakota, center in 2014, Planned Parenthood now has five states in which it operates only one center.

The Planned Parenthood abortion business imposed an abortion mandate on its affiliates, that each has at least one center that takes the lives of unborn babies in abortions. Now, only two affiliates still operate outside of that mandate — Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma and Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan.

While it remains America’s biggest abortion corporation, the “nonprofit” continued to make money — bringing in $305.4 million last year and $305.3 million this year. Planned Parenthood continued to receive over a half-billion dollars in taxpayer money, as it took in $540 million in 2012 and $528 million in 2013.

Some other takeaways from Planned Parenthood’s own figures:

  • In 2013, abortions made up 94% of Planned Parenthood’s pregnancy services.
  • For every adoption referral, Planned Parenthood performed 174 abortions.
  • While abortions rose, Planned Parenthood adoption referrals dropped 14% in one year, and prenatal care services dropped 4%.
  • Planned Parenthood’s cancer prevention services are down 17% over one year, and contraceptive services dropped by 4%.
  • During fiscal year 2013-2014, Planned Parenthood received more than $528 million in taxpayer funding, or more than $1.4 million per day, in the form of government grants, contracts, and Medicaid reimbursements.
  • Taxpayer funding accounts for 41% of Planned Parenthood’s overall revenue.
  • Planned Parenthood reported more than $127 million in excess revenue, and more than $1.4 billion in net assets.

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While it did more abortions, Planned Parenthood’s contraceptive business declined from 3,724.558 customers in 2012 to 3,577,348 customers in 2013.

ALL president Judie Brown stated, “Every day a Planned Parenthood closes is a good day for our nation. We still have a long way to go. We will not stop until every Planned Parenthood facility is closed.”