In Michigan, Planned Parenthood has announced the completion of a $2 million renovation project at its headquarters and the Irwin/Martin Center. Michigan Live reports that the project includes a new design for the building at 425 Cherry St. SE and an added courtyard. Additionally, the main entrance was relocated to the back of the building.
Apparently the abortion center has been redesigned to improve patient flow and the “education center” has been relocated to the main floor and includes a larger meeting room for events. The president of Planed Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan, Kathy Humphrey said, “This major overhaul of our headquarters and health center demonstrates Planned Parenthood’s commitment to serving our community for many years to come.”
As LifeNews previously reported, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released its national abortion report last year and the new statistics reveal that Michigan is one of ten states in the U.S. that perform the most abortions on minority women. Unfortunetly, every year in Michigan over 10,000 African American babies die in abortion as well as nearly a thousand Hispanic babies. In other words, 51.6% of all their abortions are on minority babies.
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According to the Census Bureau, Blacks and Hispanics comprise only 13.2% and 17.1% of the population respectively; however they get 37.3% and 22% of all abortions. These new statistics confirm a pattern that has been going on for years: Planned Parenthood targets minority groups.
In the media, Planned Parenthood is praised for being “diverse”, but 79% of all their abortion facilities are located near minority neighborhoods. There is no way that’s simply “coincidental.” Since 1973, approximately 13 million black babies have been lost because of abortion, and out of the approximately 4000 abortions that are performed daily in the United States, 1452 of them are performed on African American women and their unborn children.
Thankfully, in 2014, a Planned Parenthood abortion referral clinic closed in Michigan because they weren’t receiving enough customers. Right to Life of Michigan said the following about the closing: “Planned Parenthood has decided to close its clinic in Ionia, Michigan. The clinic did not provide abortions but did do abortion referrals. Planned Parenthood cites a dramatic decrease in clients as a reason for the closing. They also curiously claim “decreased funding” as a reason for closing while at the same time mentioning a fundraising campaign, which raised more than $4 million.”
In December,Planned Parenthood Federation of America released its 2013-2014 Annual Report.The report indicates Planned Parenthood did 327,653 abortions in 2013, an increase over the 327,166 abortions it did in 2012.
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.
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.