Planned Parenthood turns 100 years old on Sunday. And in an oped today written by abortion business CEO Cecile Richards you have to look hard to spot it’s abortion agenda.
Richard’s does an excellent job at hiding the Planned Parenthood abortion company’s agenda behind the mantra of birth control. One would think birth control is all Planned Parenthood does by reading her article. But the fact remains that the Planned Parenthood abortion company has aborted over 7 million babies.
“Over the last century, thousands of volunteers—from sex educators to clinic escorts—have helped build Planned Parenthood into leading sexual and reproductive health provider and advocate in the U.S,” Richards brags. “Planned Parenthood has grown from that one storefront to nearly 650 health centers nationwide.”
Richards thinks killing babies in abortions somehow makes life better for women.
“Birth control, as well as access to safe and legal abortion, has opened up possibilities for women’s lives that few could have imagined in 1916,” she notes.
When Richards actually does out of the word abortion she makes it clear that she’s proud of that fact. Moreover Richards makes it clear that they will do anything to stop any sensible limits on abortion whatsoever.
“Since the legalization of abortion in 1973, Planned Parenthood has proudly provided abortion care and fought every effort to roll back our rights. We are part of the fabric of American life in all 50 states,” Richards says.
And the death of millions of unborn children is part of that fabric, says Congressman Chris Smith of New Jersey.
“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.”
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.
One thing is for certain, Planned Parenthood will have killed hundreds of thousands of babies when this year is done, and the next and the next after that.
As Richards concludes: “One hundred years in, we are proud of our legacy—and we are just getting started.”