Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, quietly released its 2016-2017 annual report over the New Year’s holiday weekend. The report shows a decrease in the abortion giant’s number of patients from 2.5 million in 2015 to 2.4 million. The number of patients seen at Planned Parenthood has dropped almost 23 percent from the 3.1 million they reported ten years ago in 2006.
While the number of patients is decreasing, the organization’s excess revenue increased from $77.5 million in 2015 to $98.5 million this past year. This means that the provider’s excess revenue after spending increased by a whopping 27 percent over just one year.
Planned Parenthood performed 321,384 abortions over this past year, a very slight decrease from the 328,348 abortions in 2015. However, since 2006 the number of abortions Planned Parenthood performs annually has increased by nearly 11 percent.
There was also a slight drop in taxpayer funding since their last report. They went from $554.6 million in 2015 to $543.7 million this past year, a less than 2 percent drop which is still a 61 percent increase in taxpayer funding from 2006.
The abortion organization’s president Cecile Richards often touts their contraception services, however these continued to drop in 2016, nearly four percent since the last report going from 2,808,815 in 2015 to 2,701,866. This is a 48 percent drop from 4,009,549 in 2009.
Planned Parenthood also provided less prenatal care this year reporting only 7,762 prenatal care services, an 18 percent drop from the 9,419 they reported in 2015. Over the past ten years prenatal care has been on the decline, dropping nearly 30 percent since 2006.
In the “Message from Our Leadership” section, the organization said that despite the “historic threat to our mission and the people we serve” this year, they are “continuing to mobilize our supporters to fight for the health and rights of the people we serve.”
“Every day, Congress and the Trump administration push policies that undermine people’s ability to get the care they need to have fulfilling lives,” they write.
They go on to tout their sponsorship in January’s Women’s March claiming, “There was no greater example of our collective strength than when millions of people around the world marched for women last January — the largest demonstration in our country’s history.”
While abortion access was one focus of the Women’s March, those marching represented a broad range of issues including expanding family leave, immigration reform, and racial equality.
LifeNews Note: Lauretta Brown writes for Town Hall, where this column originally appeared.