It was another record year for the abortion giant Planned Parenthood.
Its 2018 annual report, released this week, shows it aborted 332,757 unborn babies and reaped in a record $1.66 billion in revenue.
Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood provided less contraception, sterilizations, cancer screenings, adoption referrals and other women’s health services than the previous year.
Although Planned Parenthood bills itself as a woman’s health organization, in reality, it is little more than an abortion business. CEO Leana Wen admitted a few weeks ago that abortion is Planned Parenthood’s “core mission,” and its annual report confirms it.
“The big business of abortion is evident in this report, as Planned Parenthood turned a profit of nearly $250 million,a 150 percent increase, according to its own accounts,” said Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins. “What a waste of taxpayer dollars.”
The report shows a record revenue of $1.66 billion, up from its previous record of $1.4 billion in 2017. Of that revenue, $563 million came from taxpayers.
Planned Parenthood aborted more unborn babies in 2018 than it did in the past five years. According to its report, it performed a total of 332,757 abortions — 11,373 more than the previous year.
According to Students for Life’s analysis, abortions increased more than 3 percent while adoption referrals dropped by more than 25 percent. Planned Parenthood did one adoption referral for every 117 abortions.
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At the same time, it provided far fewer of the services that it often touts to the media: contraception, sterilization, cancer screenings and general women’s health services. It saw about 2.4 million patients in total.
Planned Parenthood’s provision of contraception decreased by 80,000, cancer screenings by 45,000, and other “women’s health services” such as well-woman exams and prenatal services decreased by 13,000. The only category of services that significantly increased, other than abortion procedures, was tests and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, which went up by 300,000. …
As in years past, Planned Parenthood’s annual report claims that abortion is a mere 3.4 percent of the organization’s “medical services” for last fiscal year. This is a convenient fiction that Planned Parenthood and its defenders have long used to obscure the fact that the group is, by far, the most prolific abortion provider in the country.
Hawkins urged the government to defund Planned Parenthood and focus instead on real women’s health care.
“While Planned Parenthood pushes talking points about healthcare, the fact remains that Planned Parenthood is the nation’s number one abortion vendor, profiting by violently ending life,” Hawkins said. “But pregnancy is not a disease cured by abortion. Women deserve real, life-affirming care, and taxpayers deserve a return on their investment that helps women and their children, born and preborn.”
Still, there is good news. Abortion rates are falling across the U.S., and abortion businesses are closing. President Donald Trump’s administration also has been working on new ways to cut the abortion giant’s funding. His Mexico City policy cut $100 million in tax dollars from Planned Parenthood’s international arm.
Polls also indicate that most Americans oppose Planned Parenthood’s radical pro-abortion agenda. A new national poll conducted by Marist University found an overwhelming majority of Americans support restrictions on abortion. Three in four Americans (75 percent) say abortion should be limited to – at most – the first three months of pregnancy, including a majority of Democrats and those who identify as “pro-choice.” A 2018 Gallup poll similarly found strong opposition to abortion on demand.