After Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards stepped down obviously it was unrealistic to expect anybody less extreme than her to run the nation’s biggest abortion business.
Although she is not Richards replacement, the second-in-command of Planned Parenthood has become the abortion company’s spokeswoman until it replaces Richards with another executive. And Dawn Laguens is just as extreme on abortion is Cecile Richards, saying in a new interview that she’s happy to continue pushing abortion nationwide in fighting any reasonable limit on it.
Dawn Laguens says Planned Parenthood will keep fighting against any sort of pro-life law that limits abortions — as it has recently against laws requiring inspection of abortion clinics, stopping the abortion giant from tossing aborted babies in landfills or banning abortions on babies with Down Syndrome.
“Planned Parenthood is happy, though, to be taking on the fight, and to be standing up against some of these outrageous attacks that we see both at the federal and state level,” Laguens said in an interview with The Advocate.
Although the majority of Americans, who oppose abortion, would disagree, Laguens thinks the Planned Parenthood abortion business is good for the country.
She said: “Planned Parenthood is making a difference every day in the lives of people you know, allowing them to have control of their body, to have a shot at their dreams, to be able to complete their education, and of course to participate economically. So Planned Parenthood is actually the solution, not the problem in this country.”
Although Planned Parenthood bills itself has a woman’s health organization, in reality it is little more than an abortion business. Multiple exposes indicate that it does not provide adoption referrals or prenatal health care for women, but it does more abortions than any other company in the United States.
Its latest report shows that the abortion organization had a record income of $1.46 billion and the fifth highest annual profit—$98.5 million—in its history.
And its own figures show it’s nothing more than an abortion corporation for pregnant women. As Randy O’Bannon of National Right to Life notes:
If one compares annual PPFA reports over time, it’s easy to see that while abortions remain essentially unchanged, the number of patients treated for anything else continue to plunge.
In 2008, PPFA affiliates were seeing 3 million patients a year. Today, they see only 2.4 million—a huge drop of 20%.
PPFA’s highly publicized “cancer screenings” fell by almost 2/3rds–from 1,830,811 in 2009 to just 660,777 in 2016.
What about contraception services? They dropped from 3,868,901 in 2009 to 2,701,866 in 2016—a 30% tumble.
How about their much vaunted (but barely existent) prenatal services? From 40,489 in 2009 to just 7,762 in 2016—a decline of more than 3/4s.
This means that Planned Parenthood is somehow making more money with fewer patients. That could be done by charging patients more for services, or closing underperforming clinics and firing unproductive managers.