Planned Parenthood continues to be the leader of America’s abortion industry, killing more unborn babies than any other group in the country.
National Review, which analyzed a new Centers for Disease Control report on abortion, reports Planned Parenthood’s market share of abortions grew again in 2015.
The CDC recorded 638,169 abortions in 2015, a 2-percent drop from 2014. The abortion rate also declined to 11.8 abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age. That is a 26-percent decline since 2006, Newsmax reports.
Planned Parenthood reported 323,999 abortions in 2015.
Based on the CDC numbers, it looks like Planned Parenthood does half of all abortions in the U.S., but the CDC report is incomplete. California, Maryland and New Hampshire do not provide any abortion numbers to the CDC.
The Guttmacher Institute, whose numbers are considered to be closer to the real total, reported 926,200 abortions in 2014. Based on that number, Planned Parenthood aborts more than one third of all unborn babies in the U.S., a ratio that has been growing for years.
Here’s more from the National Review:
When the overall abortion rate in the U.S. decreased, Planned Parenthood’s share in the U.S. abortion market nationwide continued to expand, even as the group insisted that abortion is just 3 percent of its services, and even as it raked in more than half a billion dollars from the federal government.
This isn’t an anti-woman, anti-abortion narrative; these are proven statistics. Planned Parenthood is our nation’s largest abortion provider, by far, and even as fewer women choose abortion, the corporation continues to make its primary profit each year from performing these procedures.
Bradley Mattes, executive director of Life Issues Institute, shared more about Planned Parenthood’s growing abortion business earlier this year:
A new study by Drs. James Studnicki and John W. Fisher analyzes abortion statistics over a 20-year time frame and finds some revealing details.
The number of US abortions peaked at 1,608,600 in 1990. Since then there’s been a steady decline spanning nearly 30 years.
Between 1995 and 2014, the number of abortions decreased by 31% (1,359,400 to 926,200). As you would expect, most abortion facilities experienced a considerable decline in the number of abortions performed – a whopping 50.8% fewer (1,225,500 to 602,200).
But the opposite was true at Planned Parenthood facilities. During the same time frame the number of Planned Parenthood abortions increased by a stunning 142% (133,900 to 324,000). Further, their market share of the abortion industry jumped from 10% to 35%.
Though Planned Parenthood’s executives do not often say the word abortion, they have made it clear that expanding the deadly, money-making procedure is their goal.
Its new CEO Leana Wen told The Guardian earlier this month that she wants to see the abortion business grow.
“There is huge unmet need across our country, and it is our moral imperative to provide care for all those who need us,” Wen said. “I plan to expand our services, and expand our reach.”
In case anyone had any doubt about what specifically she wants to expand, Wen cleared it up in a comment about how Americans treat abortion differently than other health care.
“There is no question we are in a state of emergency for women’s health,” she said. “[When a society] treats one type of healthcare differently than everyone else, that’s when we get to where we are, which is the biggest healthcare crisis of our time.”
Planned Parenthood has been caught giving out awards to facilities for doing more abortions, and news broke last week of plans to open an abortion facility in Pennsylvania, though that plan has temporarily been thwarted.
The National Right to Life Committee estimates 60,069,971 abortions have been performed in the U.S. since 1973.