During the debate leading up to yesterday’s House vote for final approval of legislation to de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business, pro-life Congressman Chris Smith provided a sobering fact about just how many babies Planned Parenthood has killed in abortions.
“Subsidized by over $500 million taxpayers’ dollars each year, Planned Parenthood dismembers or chemically poisons a baby to death every two minutes—killing over seven million innocent children since 1973,” he said. “Planned Parenthood is ‘Child Abuse Inc.”
“Now, undercover videos have exposed in numbing candor, several high level Planned Parenthood leaders gleefully talking about procuring children’s organs for a price all while altering gruesome dismemberment procedures to preserve “intact” livers, hearts and lungs from freshly killed babies,” Smith continued. “Far too many politicians including our Nobel Peace Prize winning President and much of the media continue to ignore, trivialize—even defend—these gross human rights abuses.”
“However, this Planned Parenthood scandal will not go away no matter how aggressive and misleading the cover-up,” Smith continued. “End taxpayer funding to those who commit these cruel and inhumane acts.”
The Planned Parenthood Federation of America abortion business released its annual report in December covering its activities for 2014 and the abortion company indicated it killed 323,999 babies in abortions. Meanwhile, while the abortion corporation bills itself as a health care provider it provided health care to fewer patients in 2014 than the year before.
All of this comes at a time when Planned Parenthood is under heavy criticism for selling the body parts of aborted babies — and it has been exposed in 11 undercover videos doing so.
The newest annual report shows the number of abortions done at Planned Parenthood centers fell from 327,653 to 323,999, but a representative of a national pro-life group says the numbers still make Planned Parenthood the largest abortion business in the nation, by far.
“Although this may seem to be a small drop, it continues a trend of Planned Parenthood’s decreasing abortion business,” said Jim Sedlak, vice president of American Life League. “This year’s number is the lowest number of annual abortions at Planned Parenthood since 2007.”
The decrease in the number of abortions isn’t due to a lowered commitment to make a profit from ending the lives of unborn children in abortions. It appears to be a part of a bigger problem: Planned Parenthood is having an increasingly difficult time getting customers of any kind through its doors.
The 2,500,000 patients Planned Parenthood saw in 2014 is the lowest annual number reported by Planned Parenthood since 1998. A quick look at the numbers contained in its report shows that the number of “services” PP provided to its customers fell from 10,590,333 in 2013 to 9,455,582 in 2014. This represents an 11 percent drop in services provided by Planned Parenthood.