Numbers don’t add up that 1 in 5 women visit Planned Parenthood
If 1 in 5 women visited Planned Parenthood then in 2013 they would have seen between 21,554,197.2 and 32,151,232.6 women alone.
Yet the total patient visits of both males and females to Planned Parenthood for the 2013-2014 year only totaled 2.7 million.
This contradicts what Cecile Richards told George Stephanopoulos in July.
“One in five women in this country depend on Planned Parenthood for healthcare. More than 2 1/2 million every single year,” the Planned Parenthood prez stated. (Approx 3 minutes into the interview)
That statement is far from true.
In fact, Planned Parenthood likes to make slight changes to their figures to keep us confused. The abortion business which has been exposed harvesting aborted baby body parts brags that 1 in 5 women use their services in a lifetime. That is a difficult figure to dispute and and even harder one to disprove. What is a lifetime- how many women each year?
In Planned Parenthood’s 2013-2014 annual report they claim to operate approximately 700 health centers across the U.S. which saw 2.7 million patients in that year.
Then, on their website, they state the following:
2.7 million to women and men in the United States annually visit Planned Parenthood affiliate health centers for trusted health care services and information.
Eighty-four percent of Planned Parenthood health care clients in the U.S. are age 20 and older.
One in five women in the U.S. has visited a Planned Parenthood health center at least once in her life.
1 in 5 women in 2013?
Between July 1, 2013 and July 1, 2014 the CDC estimated there were between 316 to 318.9 million people residing in the United States.
According to US Census Bureau estimates there were 160,756,163 total females in the United States in 2013.
Using the percentage of males vs. females in the above census that would mean that of the 2.7 million people who visited Planned Parenthood 1,371,330 were female.
If 1 in 5 total females in the United States were to have visited Planned Parenthood in 2013 that would mean that 32,151,232.6 women alone visited them which far exceeds their total patient visits of 2.7 million.
If we break the 1 in 5 numbers down to just females between the ages of 14 to 64 (107,770,986) then 21,554,197.2 females alone would have visited Planned Parenthood in 2013 which again far exceeds their 2.7 million total patient number .
And if we assume that all 2.7 million patient visits to Planned Parenthood in 2013 were female, it would only amount to 2.5% of total females ages 14 to 64 in the United States in 2013 a far fewer amount than the 1 in 5 they tout.
Using slightly different figures from the US Census data of 105,742,712 for females ages 15-64, Ryan Bomberger made the same point in his meme which inspired my post:
Any way you do the math- the figures don’t add up.
It is time to get the facts.