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Why did Senator Lisa Murkowski vote to make taxpayers support Planned Parenthood, Alaska’s number one abortion provider?

Posted in Abortion stats, FQHC, HRSA, Planned Parenthood abortion stats, Planned Parenthood politicians, Planned Parenthood state stats with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 23, 2017 by saynsumthn

Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) are being lauded by Planned Parenthood after the two Republican lawmakers voted against a repeal of ObamaCare because they did not want to defund the abortion corporation for one year. Murkowski and Collins are now making the rounds, touting Planned Parenthood as a health organization that women cannot live without. This, however, is totally untrue. Federal health centers, which outnumber Planned Parenthood by the thousands nationally, offer a wide range of primary care services as well as services identical to those offered by Planned Parenthood – except abortion, which is not healthcare, as clearly seen in the video below, in which former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino explains the most common type of abortion procedure:

These two Republican Senators are deceiving their constituents about the “services” Planned Parenthood provides while walking in lock step with the largest abortion chain in the United States.

In part one of this two-part series, we will examine Planned Parenthood’s services in Murkowski’s state of Alaska. In part two, we will scrutinize Planned Parenthood’s services in Maine and compare them to the claims of Senator Collins.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)

Senator Murkowski has spoken out of both sides of her mouth regarding Planned Parenthood for years. She once stated, “Taxpayer dollars should never be used to pay for abortions, but I will not vote to deny Alaskans access to the health services that Planned Parenthood provides.”

To Planned Parenthood’s benefit, Murkowski has kept that promise. In refusing to repeal ObamaCare, Murkowski has kept the nation’s largest abortion corporation funded to the tune of half a billion dollars annually. In doing this, she has also chosen to allocate vital health dollars away from more worthy federal health centers which offer a vast array of primary care services to women, men and children.

Live Action News has previously shown that Planned Parenthood has seen dramatic decreases in services like contraception, Pap tests, cancer screenings, and breast exams –  all while the organization’s government funding and abortions are increasing nationally.

And state trends are not so different from national numbers. In fact, Planned Parenthood is Alaska’s largest abortion provider. So how, in good conscience, can Senator Murkowski continually vote to keep taxpayer funding for the organization while ignoring this fact?

Here are some numbers from Murkowski’s state of Alaska:

Facilities 

Planned Parenthood operates just four centers in Alaska, yet there are 29 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) which provide services at 177 sites in Alaska, according to the Rural Health Info hub.

Patients

While Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands saw 79,532 patients in 2015 in the four states they oversee, federal health centers – listed under the Health Resources Services Administration’swebsite (HRSA) – saw 110,494 in Alaska alone.

When factoring in the additional three states (see numbers below) the federal health center numbers reveal how vast the federal program is compared to Planned Parenthood.

A look at Planned Parenthood’s own website shows that in Alaska the organization claims to serve 7,295 clients for whom they provided the services such as:

  • Contraception
  • STI tests
  • Cancer screenings

A media report claimed that just 4500 of Planned Parenthood’s clients in Alaska rely on Medicaid. That reduces the numbers drastically. Despite this, as previously pointed out, federal health centers cared for over 110,000 patients in 2015.

Contraception Care: 

An analysis conducted by Planned Parenthood’s former “special affiliate,” the Guttmacher Institute, which reviewed Planned Parenthood centers (PP), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), and Title X facilities for 2015 revealed:

  • 5 out of 28 counties in Alaska which provided publicly funded contraception care had at least one Planned Parenthood.
  • 27 counties had at least one FQHC site that provided contraception services.
  • 23 counties had no Planned Parenthood centers.
  • Slightly more than 3 percent (5 out of 157) of publicly funded family planning centers were operated by Planned Parenthood.
  • PP served 19 percent of contraception clients while FQHC sites served 45 percent.
  • In 4 of the 5 counties that had a Planned Parenthood, PP served fewer contraception clients than FQHC sites.

PP versus FQHC Contraception Care Alaska 2015 per Guttmacher

Cancer Screenings: 

While Planned Parenthood’s website claims the abortion corporation provided 2,667 cancer screenings in Alaska, a breakdown of clinical services published by HRSA shows that in 2015 alone, 43.3 percent (nearly 48,000) of the 110,494 patients served by federal health centers in the state received cervical cancer screenings there.

Abortions:

Planned Parenthood in Alaska is operated by Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands (PPGNHI), which runs centers in four states: Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, and Washington.

PPGNHI was formed in April of 2015 from a merger between Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest (PPGNW) and Planned Parenthood of Hawaii (PPHI).

In 2014, while cancer screenings made up just 8 percent of PPGNW’s services, abortions were 12 percent of the services PPGNW provided. In that same year (just prior to their merger) while PPHI’s abortion services totaled a whopping 21 percent, cancer screenings and annual exams at Planned Parenthood of Hawaii were just 5 percent of what it provided.

PPHI – more abortions than cancer screenings in 2014

By 2015, the affiliate’s annual report showed that abortion made up 13 percent of services, while cancer screenings were 11 percent of services. The vast majority of the services provided were family planning at 48 percent and HIV testing and treatment at 26 percent. Pregnancy testing was only one percent of the services PPGNWHI provided. Government grants totaled 19 percent of the affiliate’s revenue.

PPGNW – more abortions than cancer screenings

Statistics published by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Bureau of Vital Statistics show that in 2015, a total of 1,334 induced terminations were reported to the state. According to numbers made public in a recent lawsuit, Planned Parenthood committed 1,300 of those 1,334 abortions, making them the provider of 97 percent of all abortions in Alaska.

Tax Funded Abortions:

PP in Alaska pushed Medicaid for abortion customer

Live Action News has documented that Planned Parenthood abortionists in Alaska believe all abortions are “medically necessary,” thereby justifying the use of taxpayer funds to end the lives of preborn children in the state.

A recent call made by a Live Action investigator documented a Planned Parenthood staffer in Alaska coaching a prospective abortion patient as to how she could receive taxpayer-funded Medicaid to pay for her abortion.

Statistics published by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Bureau of Vital Statistics show that in 2015, 32.8 percent of the women who obtained abortions used Medicaid to pay for their abortions. In 2016, despite a decrease in the state’s abortions, those that were taxpayer-funded increased to 44.1 percent.

Medicaid (tax) funded abortions in Alaska 2015

According to the Alaska Induced Termination of Pregnancy Statistics reports, which include the total number of abortions covered by Medicaid, state taxpayers paid $135,637 for abortions in 2015 and $153,208 in 2016.

The truth is that every day, senators like Murkowski and Collins stand in the way of Congressional efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, and that means the American people will be forced to continue giving $1.5 million each day to an abortion business which will continue to kill 900 innocent preborn children every day.

  • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

Federally Qualified Health Centers outnumber Planned Parenthood in West Virginia 28:1

Posted in FQHC, Planned Parenthood and FQHC, Planned Parenthood state stats with tags , , , , , , , on August 9, 2017 by saynsumthn

Planned Parenthood operates just one facility in the state of West Virginia while Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) operate in many more locations and offer a wider range of services. In the debate over funding the nation’s top abortion provider, it is important to be aware that several states have just one Planned Parenthood facility. And while Planned Parenthood operates one center in West Virginia, in contrast, there are 28 Federally Qualified Health Centers providing services at 270 sites in the state, according to the Rural Health Info website.

In addition to having just one location, news reports indicate that the Vienna Planned Parenthood center in West Virginia, which refers for abortions, saw a minuscule number of patients compared to those seen by publicly funded health centers in the state.

While Planned Parenthood in WV saw approximately 960 patients in 2015, data published by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) shows that in the same year, publicly funded health centers in the state saw almost 400,000 (399,213) patients.

Planned Parenthood, which masquerades as a health care provider, has been losing patients nationally as well.

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In 2011, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards boasted that the organization served three million patients. By 2015, those numbers had dropped by more than 600,000 to 2.4 million. Nationally, the organization which now receives over $554 million in annual government revenue has been decreasing its services – all except abortion.

In FY 2014-2015, Planned Parenthood performed 323,999 abortions, accounting for 34.9 percent of the overall abortion market share in the United States. (This data is based on the latest abortion numbers published by Guttmacher.)

By FY 2015-2016, Planned Parenthood’s abortions rose to 328,348.

This was not the case for many other health services such as cancer screenings like Pap tests and manual breast exams, which decreased nationally at the abortion corporation. In addition, Planned Parenthood’s latest annual report reveals that the organization’s contraception services are at their lowest in years (2,808,815), decreasing nationally nearly 30 percent since 2009, according to that year’s Annual Affiliate Service Census Report (4,009,549).

In West Virginia, a look at contraception care revealed that Planned Parenthood served just one percent of all contraception clients that visited publicly funded family planning centers in West Virginia.

And no, those statistics did not originate from the pro-life community. The data was put together by Guttmacher, Planned Parenthood’s former special affiliate, in response to a request from pro-abortion Senator Patty Murray.

The data, which looked at Planned Parenthood centers (PP), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), as well as Title X facilities for 2015 revealed that in West Virginia:

  • 55 counties offered publicly funded contraception care
  • One county had at least one Planned Parenthood facility
  • 48 counties had at least one FQHC site
  • There were no Planned Parenthood centers located in 54 counties
  • Just 1 out of 202 of publicly funded family planning centers in the state was a Planned Parenthood center
  • Planned Parenthood shows they operate just one facility in the state

Nationally, the Guttmacher data revealed some startling facts as well (ref: table 3/ page 7):

  • FQHCs operated 9,636 services sites in the U.S.
  • 5,829 FQHCs (60 percent) offered contraceptive care to at least 10 female clients
  • 361 counties out of 3,142 counties had both a Planned Parenthood and a FQHC site
  • 580 counties had neither
  • Out of the 2,201 counties that remained, there were 54 counties that did not have a FQHC site and 2,147 which did not have a Planned Parenthood (table 3/ page 7)
  • In at least 23 states, FQHC sites served more contraception clients than Planned Parenthood in at least one or more counties
  • In four states (Hawaii, Kentucky, Mississippi and Rhode Island), FQHC sites served more contraception clients than Planned Parenthood in every county where Planned Parenthood had a facility
  • In two states (Alaska and Georgia) that ratio dropped to 80 percent, 66 percent in one state (Arizona) and 50 percent in Massachusetts, Nebraska and South Carolina
  • In all, Planned Parenthood centers were located in just 415 U.S. counties, while 1,719 counties had a FQHC site
  • FQHC sites outnumbered Planned Parenthood in counties that provided contraception care in every state except Connecticut, Minnesota and the District of Columbia (table 1/ page 1).

The Planned Parenthood center in West Virginia is operated by Planned Parenthood of South Atlantic, headquartered in South Carolina. This Planned Parenthood affiliate is not known for its stellar oversight.

As Live Action News has previously reported, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control’s Bureau of Health Facilities Licensing and Bureau of Land and Waste Management detailed gross violations against the affiliate in September of 2015, which included the following violations against their South Carolina center:

    The facility did not have documentation on training in infection control for two staff members.
    Planned Parenthood did not adhere to and follow provisions for tissue examination and disposal and did not have a written policy and procedure regarding registration of fetal death or death certificates.
    Planned Parenthood’s emergency drug cart did not have a listing of contents on the cart.
    Expired medications were stored in the patient care areas and pharmacy.
    Products of conception resulting from abortion procedures were not managed and properly disposed of by incineration according to regulations.
    Several abortion records involving minors did not include the name of a parent.
    Sterile gloves were stored and mixed with non-sterile supplies including non-sterile examination gloves.
    Waste meeting the definition of “infectious waste” was not managed or properly disposed of by incineration.

The fact is that Planned Parenthood is not deserving of the dollars they receive from taxpayers. As the Senate gears up to debate continued funding of Planned Parenthood, it is important that senators in West Virginia understand that Planned Parenthood is not the so-called health care organization it portrays itself to be.

Every single day that the Senate delays in defunding Planned Parenthood, the organization aborts almost 900 preborn children and continues to receive $1.5 million from American taxpayers.

  • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

Planned Parenthood services in Nevada vs. Federally qualified health centers

Posted in FQHC, Planned Parenthood state stats with tags , , , , , , on August 1, 2017 by saynsumthn

While supporters of Planned Parenthood make claims that defunding the largest chain of abortion clinics in the country will leave millions of women with no place to go, the numbers nationally and more specifically, in Nevada, tell a different story.

Abortion promoters in Nevada are attempting to sway Senator Dean Heller to vote against a measure to defund Planned Parenthood. NARAL, a national abortion advocacy organization and Planned Parenthood (PP), an abortion corporation which receives over half a billion in tax dollars each year are calling on their supporters to contact the offices of Senator Dean Heller to persuade him to support funding abortion-focused organizations and facilities in any Senate version of the health care bill.

Planned Parenthood tweet to Senator Heller

Planned Parenthood tweet to Senator Heller

Money is fungible and therefore, dollars that are sent to abortion facilities can be used to support day-to-day expenses such as facilities and staff, freeing up other money for abortions. In fact, many of the dollars funneled to PP under the Title X family planning program are currently being sent to locations housed at the same address as Planned Parenthood abortion facilities.

Live Action News has previously documented that Planned Parenthood’s contraception, Pap test, cancer screening, and breast exam numbers have decreased nationally even while government funding and abortions are increasing. Patient numbers at PP have also decreased by more than half a million in the past several years. Planned Parenthood is failing women, all the while ending 900 children’s lives every day through abortion.

But, what about Nevada?

How do patient numbers and other work done by Planned Parenthood compare to those provided by federally qualified health and community centers — which offer many more primary care services?

FACILITIES:

There are currently three PP facilities in the state of Nevada.

Two of those facilities perform abortions and are operated by the Colorado-based affiliate Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM), Inc. The third facility is operated by the California-based affiliate Planned Parenthood Mar Monte (PPMM) and refers for abortions.

In contrast, there are twelve Rural Health Clinics and six Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), which provide services at thirty-one sites in Nevada, according to the Rural Health Information Hub website.

PATIENTS:

According to stats published by PP, the abortion chain saw a total of 16,007 clients in the state, down from 21,910 patients in 2015.

A media report published in January revealed that about five percent of clients (800) who went to the Nevada Planned Parenthood facilities were Medicaid patients.

Compare those numbers to patients who were seen by the health centers, which again, offer a vast array of primary care services.

In 2015, 83,917 patients were seen by the rural health clinics and the FQHCs, according to the lasted published data on the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) website. This was an increase from 2014, when these centers in the state served 77,805 patients.

CANCER SCREENINGS: 

Planned Parenthood lists breast and cervical screenings among others in its category “cancer screenings.”

Currently, the organization reports online that less than 16 percent of clients (2,497) going to PP in Nevada received cancer screenings.

In contrast, numbers from the HRSA website show that, in 2015, 37 percent of patients (31,113) that visited rural health clinics and FQHCs were screened for cervical cancer alone.

ABORTION:

Live Action News was not able to document the actual numbers of abortions performed by PP in Nevada. However, the latest summary data published by the state shows that in 2013, the rate of abortion was highest in three counties. Among them was Clark County, where Planned Parenthood has two abortion facilities.

CONTRACEPTION:

summary of data gathered by PP’s former “special affiliate,” the Guttmacher Institute reveals that in 2015:

  • Two out of 16 counties that provided publicly-funded contraception had at least one Planned Parenthood center.
  • Eight counties that provided contraception had at least one Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).
Planned Parenthood vs. FQHC contraception, 2015

Planned Parenthood vs. FQHC contraception, 2015

The data, which looked at PP centers and FQHCs reveals that there were no Planned Parenthood centers located in 14 counties.

Of all the publicly-funded family planning centers in the state, Planned Parenthood operated just five percent (three out of 59).

NATIONAL:

Nationally, services at Planned Parenthood are decreasing. An analysis over the past ten years showed that multiple services have decreased. A sample is listed below:

  • Pap tests– DOWN 74%: 1,116,681 (2005) vs. 293,799 (2015)
  • Breast exams – DOWN 62%: 842,399 (2005) vs. 321,700 (2015)
  • Contraception –  DOWN 25% : 3,744,498 (2005) vs. 2,808,815 (2015)
  • Cancer screenings – DOWN 67%: 2,009,835( 2005) vs. 665,234 (2015)

While politicians continue to send PP more than half a billion dollars each year, the organization’s 2015-2016 annual report reveals that private donations to Planned Parenthood increased by 26 percent from the previous year, swelling by an additional $92 million in 2015-2016. (The total private donations in 2015-2016 were $445.8 million.) The cash flow enabled Planned Parenthood to end the year with an excess of revenue over expenses in the amount of $77.5 million. This excess was an increase of nearly 32 percent over the $58.8 million in excess Planned Parenthood reported in 2014-2015.

The fact is Planned Parenthood does not need taxpayer dollars because Planned Parenthood is NOT a health care agency: they are an abortion corporation.

Every day that Congress fails to defund Planned Parenthood, another $1.5 million of government money is poured into their coffers to enable them to end the lives of 900 preborn children. The American taxpayer should not be forced to continue a violent organization that decreases legitimate work while continuing to commit more abortions.

  • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

Planned Parenthood dominates abortion market in Arizona while losing patients overall

Posted in FQHC, Planned Parenthood state stats with tags , , , on August 1, 2017 by saynsumthn

In Arizona, Planned Parenthood dominates the abortion market but has experienced a substantial decrease in patients. Between 2007 and 2016 patient visits dropped at Planned Parenthood by more than 46 percent.  This indicates that in Arizona, as across the nation, women are not choosing Planned Parenthood in the numbers they have in the past. Patient visits to Planned Parenthood of Arizona have plummeted from 61,722 in 2007 to just 33,181 in 2016, according to a media statement from Jodi Liggett, vice president of public affairs.

Planned Parenthood Arizona 2015 annual report abortions

Despite the falling numbers, an analysis from a local media outlet determined that about 17.27 percent of patients and 11 percent of all visits were for abortion services in Arizona.  But, Data compiled by the Arizona Department of Health Services reveals that statewide, Planned Parenthood’s market share of abortion reached 53 percent in 2015.  According to Planned Parenthood of Arizona’s 2015-2016 annual report, they committed 6,667 out of the 12,655 abortions performed in the state.

This does not come as a surprise. Live Action News has reported multiple times that in state after state, Planned Parenthood is garnering a larger and larger share of the abortion market while increasing government funding.

Nationally, Planned Parenthood’s patients, as well as services in areas such as contraception, Pap tests, cancer screenings, and breast exams, have all decreased while government funding and abortions continue to rise. Opponents of forced tax payer funding of Planned Parenthood say that this is a good reason to shift the over $540 million tax dollars which Congress has handed out to Planned Parenthood annually to more worthy places such as Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC).

While Planned Parenthood operates just nine facilities across Arizona, there are 23 Rural Health Clinics in the state, and 21 Federally Qualified Health Centers provide services at 149 sites, offering more extensive health care services for women, according to the Rural Health Information Hub.

But, Planned Parenthood’s supporters argue that federal and state tax dollars should continue to flow to the abortion corporation because they are the only ones that can provide “contraception services.”

Not so fast.

An analysis conducted by Planned Parenthood’s former “special affiliate,” the Guttmacher Institute, compared Federally Qualified Health Center sites (FQHC) to Planned Parenthood centers in areas that offered publicly funded contraception care and found that in 2015:

  • 3 of 15 counties in Arizona which had centers that provided publicly funded contraception care had at least one Planned Parenthood.
  • 14 counties in Arizona had at least one FQHC site that provided contraception services.
  • There were no Planned Parenthood centers located in 12 Arizona counties.
  • Planned Parenthood served fewer contraception clients than FQHC sites in 2 of the 3 Arizona counties where they had a Planned Parenthood facility.
  • Just over 5 percent (12 out 232) of publicly funded family planning centers in Arizona were operated by Planned Parenthood which served just 28 percent of contraception clients while FQHC sites served 37 percent.

And while Planned Parenthood’s patients have been decreasing over the years, patients visiting federal health centers in Arizona increased from 356,094 in 2008 to 500,940 in 2015.

Recently, Live Action documented the lack of care Planned Parenthood gives to pregnant women who want to keep their children. Live Action’s prenatal care video (watch below) featured comments from multiple Planned Parenthood employees stating they do NOT provide prenatal care, despite the organization’s CEO, Cecile Richards, misleading the public to believe that prenatal care is one of their most important services.

The Tempe, Arizona Planned Parenthood center is one of the centers Live Action called during the undercover investigation. When the caller asked to “make an appointment for prenatal care” the Planned Parenthood staffer responded:

We don’t have prenatal care here. Planned Parenthood offers abortions, so they don’t offer prenatal care.

Shortly after the release of the undercover video, Planned Parenthood began purging their websites of the term “prenatal.” Then, Live Action News, exposed biased Arizona media reporting on the topic.  Arizona’s media, as well as national media outlets, have failed to call out or question Planned Parenthood, which masquerades as a “health center” so they can continue to receive half a billion in federal tax dollars a year and end the lives of 900 preborn children every day.

But, the truth is hard to suppress and it is reaching the ear of Congress and the ear of the American public. If the drop in patients is any indicator, Planned Parenthood’s continued dedication to abortion is starting to have a real impact on the organization.

It’s no wonder, with so many patients abandoning Planned Parenthood, that they fight so hard to keep those government dollars.

This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.