The Planned Parenthood abortion chain in Delaware plans to begin offering prenatal services for the unborn babies who are not going to be aborted.
Prenatal care is a service that the taxpayer-funded abortion chain often touts publicly but almost never provides. But this week, the Planned Parenthood in Wilmington, Delaware announced plans to start. The same Planned Parenthood clinic also does abortions.
According to the announcement, the abortion business has a team of doctors and midwives to help provide prenatal check-ups, blood testing, ultrasounds and the identification of risk factors in pregnancy at its Wilmington facility and the Christiana Care Health System.
Here’s more from the announcement:
This new service will directly benefit women with insurance through Medicaid by offering more options for prenatal care and for deliveries at Christiana Care Health System. In addition, PPDE will refer patients with a high risk pregnancy to Christiana Care for prenatal care.
“We are dedicated to supporting the complete cycle of sexual and reproductive health and education for all Delawareans,” said PPDE President/CEO Ruth Lytle-Barnaby. “Our program now provides the full spectrum of care from preconception through pregnancy and delivery.”
The abortion chain said it hopes to offer prenatal care at its Dover location in the future as well.
Despite the new offerings in Delaware, elsewhere prenatal care at Planned Parenthood is basically nonexistent.
In January, an investigation by Live Action found that only five of the 97 Planned Parenthood facilities it contacted across the United States provided prenatal care; the rest turned away pregnant women seeking the important service. The pro-life group found that the abortion chain also refused to provide ultrasounds to pregnant women unless they wanted to abort their unborn babies.
Later, a Pennsylvania Family Institute investigation found that Planned Parenthood facilities in Pennsylvania advertised prenatal care on their websites but none of them actually provided it.
While expanding prenatal services may seem like a step in the right direction, it’s important to remember that Planned Parenthood remains focused on abortion first and foremost.
Earlier this year, its CEO Cecile Richards refused an offer for an increase in taxpayer funding if Planned Parenthood stopped doing abortions. The offer would have allowed Planned Parenthood to provide more prenatal care and begin new health care services, such as mammograms.
However, Richards refused. She called the offer “obscene and insulting,” making it very clear that abortions – not women’s health care – are what really are important to Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood continues to maintain its status as the largest abortion provider in the United States. The abortion group performed 328,348 abortions on unborn babies, 4,349 more than the previous year, according to the report.
At the same time, it saw 2.4 million patients, about 100,000 fewer than the previous year and about 500,000 fewer than five years ago. Contraception services, which the abortion chain touts as its primary service, also dropped from 2.94 million to 2.8 million during the past two years.
Meanwhile, the abortion chain received more taxpayer funding. The report shows Planned Parenthood receiving $554.6 million, up from $553.7 million the previous year. This increase occurred while pro-abortion President Barack Obama was in power.
This pattern is consistent with its annual reports from the past several years. Abortions and taxpayer funding keep going up, while patient numbers and other services go down.
A congressional investigation into the abortion business involving its sales of aborted baby parts concluded with lawmakers recommended that Congress defund it. Planned Parenthood also has been caught in numerous scandals involving Medicaid fraud and failures to report suspected sex trafficking and sexual abuse of minors.