Analysis: As government funding increases, so do Planned Parenthood’s abortions
An analysis of annual reports published by Planned Parenthood for the past 15 years has revealed that as government funding for the organization increased, Planned Parenthood’s share of the country’s abortions also increased. Since 2000, Planned Parenthood has performed over four million abortions and received almost $5 billion in federal tax dollars.
Government contributions to Planned Parenthood jumped almost 37 percent (.366) between 2000 and 2014. The largest portion of that increase was between 2000 and 2009, when government contributions to Planned Parenthood more than doubled (from $202.7 million to $487.4 million). By 2014, taxpayer funding increased further, to $553.7 million. And as the tax dollars climbed, so did Planned Parenthood’s percentage of overall nationally reported abortions:
According to reports on file with the Centers for Disease Control, 10,551,658 abortions were reported to the CDC from 2000 to 2012. Using Planned Parenthood’s reported abortion totals for years 2000 to 2014, 40 percent (.407) of national abortion numbers were performed by Planned Parenthood. (Using Planned Parenthood’s abortion totals only for years 2000-2012, we find that Planned Parenthood was responsible for over 35% of the nation’s total reported abortions.) It should not come as a surprise, then, that while Planned Parenthood performed over 4 million abortions over the course of 15 years, the abortion giant’s adoption referrals were less than a fraction of their number of abortions: 31,950 – less than 1 percent (.00743) between 2000-2014 in comparison.
However,the Guttmacher Institute abortion numbers are more comprehensive and reflect the following:
•14,528,300 were reported to Guttmacher nationwide from 2000 to 2011.
•Planned Parenthood has performed almost 30% (.29586) of the overall abortions reported to Guttmacher to date. (Using Planned Parenthood’s reported abortion totals for years 2000 to 2014)
•From 2000-2011 Planned Parenthood performed almost 23% (.22849) of the Guttmacher Institute’s reported abortions for the same years.
•From 2000-2014 Planned Parenthood referred 31,950 adoptions which reflect .00211 of all abortions reported to date to Guttmacher and .001754 of abortions reported for 2000 – 2011.
In 2000, when government contributions were at $202.7 million, (less than half of the $553.7 million in 2014), Planned Parenthood did far fewer abortions, increasing their percentage of the national abortion totals as tax money poured in over the years.
While the CDC and Guttmacher recorded more abortions nationally in 2000, Planned Parenthood’s abortion numbers were a smaller percentage (approximately 23 percent/ CDC and 15 percent /Guttmacher) of the total number of abortions reported nationwide. The numbers show that as abortions decreased on average nationally from 2000-2014, Planned Parenthood, which began receiving more and more taxpayer dollars, also captured more of the country’s share of abortions as time went on.
In 2009, when Planned Parenthood started receiving nearly half its funding from the government, the percentage of total abortions reported nationally decreased everywhere – except for Planned Parenthood.
If Planned Parenthood doesn’t want to be known as an abortion business, it has a funny way of showing it. In 2009, Planned Parenthood performed 42% of all abortions in the U.S. reported to the CDC and almost 29% of those reported to Guttmacher, referring only 977 women for adoption. The next year, they performed 43% of CDC totals and 29% of Guttmacher abortion totals and referred only 841 women for adoption. In 2011 and 2012, respectively, Planned Parenthood’s abortion numbers were almost 46 and 47 percent of all abortions in the United States reported to the CDC and 32% of those reported to Guttmacher in 2011, the last published figures to date. (Let’s just say that these numbers should make it obvious that their “abortion is just 3 percent of what we do” shtick is beyond ridiculous.)
Abortions to adoption referrals:
2000 – 79.27 to 1
2009 (large percentage increase in government funding) – 340 to 1
2010 – 391 to 1
Average from 2000-2014: 134.54 to 1
But that’s not all.
An analysis performed by Live Action News of other Planned Parenthood “services” reveals that:
- Planned Parenthood breast exams dropped as government funding grew (not mammograms, because they don’t do those).
- Planned Parenthood pap tests also fell in numbers as government funding increased.
- Planned Parenthood prenatal services fell as abortions and government funding increased.
Even more startling, a summary of abortions reported by Planned Parenthood dating back to 1994 shows they performed a whopping 6,636,241 (as of end of 2013).
So much for the idea of being a “women’s health” organization. Planned Parenthood is Abortion Incorporated.
It’s time to defund Planned Parenthood.
(Credit to “Kelli” for editing)