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Planned Parenthood’s health services have plummeted

Posted in Planned Parenthood abortion numbers, Planned Parenthood Annual Report, Planned Parenthood Decreasing Services with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 24, 2017 by saynsumthn

(LiveActionNews ) — Planned Parenthood claims to provide a number of health services…but what they don’t tell the public is that these services have been decreasing significantly for years, despite the fact that over several years, Congress has nearly doubled the abortion giant’s taxpayer funding. As Congress is considering defunding Planned Parenthood’s half a billion dollars annually, Live Action has highlighted a select number of these declining services in a newly released video, which focuses on services reported from a ten-year period (2004 to 2014), as well as on Planned Parenthood’s website and official spokespersons’ statements:

The data speaks for itself and paints a clear picture of how undeserving Planned Parenthood is of those dollars. While politicians and abortion advocates tout a variety of Planned Parenthood’s health services in an attempt to justify federal funding for the organization, many of those same services are drastically declining.

So what isn’t declining at Planned Parenthood? Two things: abortion and taxpayer funding.

The following report includes links to documentation where the information originated. While Planned Parenthood may have adjusted service totals for a specific year in a later report, the statistics used here and in the video are from the most current reports available. While the Live Action video focuses on cancer screening services, this article includes additional statistics on declining services.

PATIENTS and FACILITIES

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Planned Parenthood serves half a million less patients.

In 2011, Planned Parenthood’s president, Cecile Richards, boasted of the organization’s three million patients. Now, as of early 2017, that amount is half a million less.

One can only speculate why Planned Parenthood’s patient numbers are falling, but investigative footage by Live Action (as well as the Center for Medical Progress) exposing distasteful and potentially illegal activities by the abortion giant could hold a clue.

In addition to patients, facility numbers are also taking a hit.

In fact, between 2007 and 2017, the organization shuttered more than 200 facilities.

Although Planned Parenthood once operated 900 facilities, today, the abortion profiteer states on its website that it operates “nearly 650 health centers throughout the United States.”

Why is Congress giving hundreds of millions of tax dollars to an organization whose numbers are falling year to year? The truth is that there are more worthy health care providers — Federally Qualified Health Centers and community health centers — and they outnumber Planned Parenthood facilities by the thousands. In fact, while Planned Parenthood patients declined nearly 17 percent from 2011 (3 million) to only 2.5 million patients today, federally funded health centers, as identified by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration, served more than 24 million patients in 2015 alone.

Some claim that if Planned Parenthood is defunded, these health centers could not handle the patient influx; however, The Radiance Foundation founder Ryan Bomberger correctly pointed out that in just two years, federally funded health centers increased their patient load by over 2 million.

PAP TESTS and BREAST EXAMS

Another area of embarrassing decline for the organization — which claims to be one of the “nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people” — is breast exam services.

Between 2004 and 2014, breast exams at Planned Parenthood decreased 60.7 percent.

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PP Breast Exam services declined

As Live Action has previously documented, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards admitted before Congress that her organization performs no mammograms at all. HRSA health centers, on the other hand, recorded serving more than 470,000 patients for mammograms in 2014, and 521,000 in 2015.

But what about Pap smears, which test for cervical cancer? Those are also on the decline at Planned Parenthood.

A look at the organization’s 2005 annual report (which contained an update to their 2004 service numbers) reveals that Pap tests declined 77 percent between 2004 (~1.1 million) and 2014 (~271,000).

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PP Pap test services declined 77 percent

In contrast, federal health centers provided more than 1.7 million Pap tests to their patients in2014, and more than 1.8 million in 2015.

CANCER SCREENINGS

Overall, cancer screenings at the nation’s largest abortion provider have plummeted 68.3 percent.

In 2004, Planned Parenthood performed a combination of 2,157,849 services (see updated 2005 annual report), which included Pap tests, breast exams, colposcopy proceduresLEEP procedures, and cryotherapy procedures.

Then, by 2014, despite adding HPV vaccinations to this category, cancer screenings declined to only 682,208.

PRENATAL SERVICES

The abortion giant has insisted that prenatal care is one of its core services that women will lose if its taxpayer funding is cut off. But an investigation conducted by Live Action proves those services are virtually nonexistent at the abortion chain.

This is in stark contrast to what Planned Parenthood used to say about prenatal services. As Live Action News previously reported, at one time (see 1996-1997 annual report), prenatal care appeared to be Planned Parenthood’s “fastest growing area.”

This is no longer the case, nor has it been for quite some time. The truth is that abortion has always been Planned Parenthood’s focus, which might explain why this once “fastest growing service” dropped nearly 44 percent between 2010 (31,098) and 2014 (17,419).

ADOPTION

Adoption did not show up in Planned Parenthood’s services totals until 2005 (see updated numbers in the 2006 annual report), as Live Action News previously reported. Prior to that year, those numbers were categorized as “referred out” and were not included in the overall services totals performed by Planned Parenthood.

Today, despite the fact that adoption services are down nearly 59 percent since 2007 and they remain referrals, Planned Parenthood adds these figures to their overall services. In other words, despite referring women out for adoption services in most cases, Planned Parenthood counts each referral as an actual service in its reports.

ABORTIONS

While services such as Pap tests, breast exams and cancer screenings are plummeting at Planned Parenthood, surprisingly (or perhaps not so surprisingly) abortions have been on the increase.

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Planned Parenthood does 34.9 percent of abortions

The latest Planned Parenthood report shows that the organization committed 323,999 abortions, a significant increase of 27 percent from 2004 numbers.

At the same time, while Planned Parenthood commits 34.9 percent of all U.S. abortions, it performs less than 2 percent of the country’s breast exams, less than 1 percent of Pap tests, less than 2 percent of the country’s cancer screenings for women, and zero mammograms.

If Congress wants to hand over half a billion in taxpayer dollars, shouldn’t the American people expect their money to go someplace better than an abortion-focused, less-than-trustworthy organization?

After all, Planned Parenthood has been caught haggling over prices for aborted baby parts, has been cited for overbilling abuses and Medicaid fraudviolating patient privacy, and failing to report child sexual abuse (a violation that alone should result in the organization losing millions of taxpayer dollars granted to it under the federal Title X Family Planning Program).

In summary, while the Live Action video focused primarily on cancer screening services over the past ten years, using statements by Planned Parenthood spokespersons to demonstrate how they deceptively tout declining service numbers, additional declines outlined here add to the overwhelming argument that Planned Parenthood is undeserving of taxpayer funding.

It is past time for Congress to admit the undeniable fact that, despite doubling taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood over a decade ($272.7 million in 2004 to $553.7 million in 2014), these declining health services prove that their focus is not health care; it is abortion. And this organization tragically commits one abortion every 97 seconds.

It’s time to defund Planned Parenthood.

Reprinted with permission from Live Action News.

Tax dollars to abortion biz Planned Parenthood increase by 5%

Posted in Abortion Numbers, Planned Parenthood 990, Planned Parenthood abortion numbers, Planned Parenthood adoption referral with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 1, 2016 by saynsumthn

The latest Planned Parenthood annual report has been released and shows that while abortions performed by Planned Parenthood only fell by 1%, government funding increased 5% to over $151 million dollars a day in federal tax monies to Planned Parenthood annually. In addition, the report indicates that Planned Parenthood’s abortions outnumber adoption referrals by 160 to 1.

In the 2014-2015 annual report, Planned Parenthood records performing 323,999 abortions their last fiscal year. This number is slightly lower than they reported a year prior. In that 2013-2014 annual report the number of abortions Planned Parenthood reported performing was 327,653 a decrease of 3,654 abortions.

Planned Parenthood 2014 to 2015 annual report tax payer abortion

While Planned Parenthood claims their numbers represent all abortions they performed, the report indicates that they also gave out 931,589 “emergency contraception kits.” Emergency contraception is thought by many to be abortive because they often prevent the embryo from attaching to the lining of the uterus after conception.

Although Planned Parenthood reports performing 323,999 abortions, they recorded referring only 2,024 women for adoption referrals to “other agencies.” This means that Planned Parenthood referred only one adoption for every 160 abortions they reported performing. In addition, that number also indicates that adoption referrals were only a tiny fraction of a percentage (.000021405) of their overall “services.”

Another shocking fact released in the report was that while Planned Parenthood’s total assets are $1,789.5 million and revenue totaled $1291.1 million, the U.S. tax payer was forced to give Planned Parenthood $553.7 million in federal tax dollars an increase of 5% from the previous year’s grant of $528.4. This amount makes the U.S. government the largest single contributor to the abortion clinic chain among the categories they listed, totally 43% of their overall revenue. In addition, the amount given to Planned Parenthood from the taxpayer breaks down to over $151 million TAX dollars a DAY annually.

Planned Parenthood defends abortion 2014 2015 annual report

As usual, the report listed several things the largest chain of abortion clinics boasted about including the following:

  • This fall, a Planned Parenthood health center delivered birth control via float plane to a patient in a remote Alaskan village.
  • Our advocacy efforts never slow down. We are constantly working hard to deepen our partnerships with allies, lobby in state legislatures, and fight in the courts when access to safe and legal abortion is threatened.
  • No parent in the world wants their daughter to have fewer rights than they did — so it’s up to us to make sure every girl growing up today will be able to control her body, her life, and her opportunities. Because of you, we are protecting her future.
  • Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) supports 59 independently incorporated affiliates that operate 661 health centers across the U.S., which have seen 2.5 million patients this year.
  • We protected and expanded access to abortion.
  • We advocated for Congress to reject a ban on abortion at 20 weeks because while women should not have to justify their personal medical decisions…

What was missing in Planned Parenthood’s report this year, as in past years, was any mention of the numbers of mammograms that Planned Parenthood performed. This is because, as Live Action has detailed before, despite their slick and deceptive marketing, Planned Parenthood does NOT perform mammograms.

Also missing was any mention of their gruesome baby harvesting operation. Under cover videos released earlier this year from the Center for Medical Progress showed high ranking Planned Parenthood staffers haggling over the price of the body parts of the babies they aborted. The videos horrified many Americans who called for Congress to defund Planned Parenthood. But, Congress has failed to pull the millions of dollars they send to Planned Parenthood, despite the fact that the majority of Americans favor taking funding away from Planned Parenthood and redirecting it to comprehensive health care clinics… which actually outnumber Planned Parenthood clinics by a margin of 20 to 1.