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Planned Parenthood revenue from abortions est. $200 million dollars, 2016

Posted in Abortion cost, Abortion Revenue, Planned Parenthood abortion cost, Planned Parenthood abortion revenue, Planned Parenthood annual report with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 27, 2018 by saynsumthn

More than half of Planned Parenthood’s non-government funding is from abortion

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While Planned Parenthood continues to claim that abortion makes up only 3% of its services annually — a claim which the Washington Post fact-checkers and Live Action have debunked — Live Action News’ own analysis has found that Planned Parenthood’s revenue from abortions in 2016 is estimated at nearly $200 million dollars.

This estimate drives home the fact that Planned Parenthood is an abortion corporation, garnering over one-third of the reported U.S. abortion market. We also estimate that of Planned Parenthood’s non-government health services revenue, income from abortion comprised between 56 to 63 percent, and 12 to 14 percent of the organization’s total revenue. That figure has remained steady; last year, Live Action News found that Planned Parenthood’s 2015 estimated abortion revenue accounted for over half of Planned Parenthood’s non-government health services revenue and over 12 percent of Planned Parenthood’s total revenue.

How we calculated the numbers

To reach the nearly $200 million figure, Live Action News examined revenue and median abortion costs and compared them against abortion totals reported in Planned Parenthood’s 2016-2017 annual report, in which the organization reported committing 321,384 abortions. In calculating the data two ways using older Planned Parenthood/Guttmacher estimated abortion costs as well as more recent cost averages published by a national pro-life organization, we found a range of estimated abortion revenue between $177 million to $199 million.

1. Average cost of abortions 

Planned Parenthood’s website notes the cost of a surgical abortion:

An abortion in the first trimester can cost up to $1,500, but it’s often less. The price of an abortion depends on where you get it (hospitals are often more expensive), and whether or not you have health insurance that will cover some or all of the cost. The cost also varies based on how long you’ve been pregnant — a second-trimester abortion usually costs more.

It also says this about the cost of a medication abortion:

The abortion pill can cost up to around $1000, but is often less. The cost of a medication abortion varies and depends on where you get it and whether or not you have health insurance that will cover some or all of the cost.

Here’s what a medication abortion entails, according to former abortionist, Dr. Anthony Levatino:

Planned Parenthood’s former “special affiliate” and research arm, The Guttmacher Institute, breaks down average abortion costs as follows:

  • In 2014, the average amount paid for an abortion in a nonhospital setting at 10 weeks’ gestation and with local anesthesia was $508. The average paid for an early medication abortion (up to 9 weeks’ gestation) was $535.
  •  While a report from Planned Parenthood claimed that in 2009, nonhospital facilities charged an average of $1,500 for abortion at 20 weeks, in 2014, Guttmacher reported that the median cost at 20 weeks was $1,195.
  • According to a 2013 Guttmacher report, the average second trimester abortion cost was $854.

However, in 2017, an analysis from Operation Rescue found that some abortion prices had increased:

  • Early first trimester surgical abortions averaged $595.67.
  • Surgical abortions up to 12 weeks averaged $616.16.
  • Medication abortions (generally done through 9-10 weeks) at facilities which also provided surgical abortions averaged $579.
  • Medication-only facilities charged an average of $592 per medication abortion.
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Average Abortion Cost-2015-2017 (Graph credit: Operation Rescue)

Operation Rescue stated it contacted each abortion facility directly “using a number of investigative methods,” and also found that abortion costs in some states ranged much higher, but some were slightly lower.

Image: Abortion costs from Operation Rescue

Abortion costs highs and lows (Image: Operation Rescue)

2. Number of abortions by trimester:

In 2017, Guttmacher wrote, “9% of women who obtain an abortion do so after the first trimester (at 14 weeks or later), and slightly more than 1% of abortions are performed at 21 weeks or later.

Live Action News broke down the 321,384 abortion numbers into early first trimester surgical and medication abortions, second trimester abortions (14-20 weeks), then those after 21 weeks as follows:

  • Medication abortions: 99,629 (31 percent, according to Guttmacher’s most recent abortion data.)
  • Abortions 14-20 weeks: 28,925 (9 percent, according to Guttmacher in 2017.)
  • Abortions after 21 weeks: 3,214 (1 percent, according to a claim by Planned Parenthood.)
  • First trimester surgical abortions: 189,616, remaining balance of abortions equal.

3. Estimated abortion revenue:

To determine Planned Parenthood’s estimated abortion revenue, Live Action News multiplied the number of abortions by trimester with the average cost of abortions, two different ways.

First, we used only Planned Parenthood/Guttmacher abortion cost averages (see previous section).

  • Medication abortions: 99,629 (31%)  x $535 = $53,301,515
  • Surgical abortions (first trimester): 189,616 (balance) x $508 = $96,324,928
  • Surgical abortions (14-20 weeks): 28,925 (9%)  x $854= $24,163,930
  • Abortions after 21 weeks: 3,214 (1%) X $1,195 = $3,840,730

Total estimated abortion revenue using these figures is $177,631,103

We also factored in more current average abortion costs using figures provided by Operation Rescue as well as Planned Parenthood/Guttmacher where OR did not provide a cost:

  • Medication abortions: 99,629 (31%)  x $579 = $57,685,191
  • Surgical abortions (first trimester): 189,616 (balance) x $595 = $112,821,520
  • Surgical abortions (14-20 weeks): 28,925 (9%)  x $854= $24,701,950
  • Abortions after 21 weeks: 3,214 (1%) X $1,195 = $3,840,730

Total estimated abortion revenue using these figures is $199,049,391

READ: Former manager: Planned Parenthood ‘views a woman’s body as a profit center’

Percentage of abortion revenue

We then broke down the percentage of abortion revenue using figures from Planned Parenthood’s revenue statement located in Planned Parenthood’s 2016-2017 annual report.

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Planned Parenthood revenue (Image credit: PPFA 2016-2017 annual report)

Note that there are two sources of revenue for “health services,” which include:

  • Government Health Services Reimbursements & Grants (taxpayer dollars) – $543.7 million
  • Non-Government Health Services Revenue – $318.1 million

Percentage of non government health services revenue range: 56-63%

If we divide Planned Parenthood’s estimated abortion revenue ($177,631,103.00) or ($199,049,391) by the total non-government health center revenue of $318,100,000, we find that abortion makes up between 56 percent (55.8%) and 63 percent (62.5%) or of Planned Parenthood’s non-government health services revenue.

Percentage of non government health services and tax dollar revenue range: 21-23%

However, even if we include the $543.7 million in government dollars ($861.8 million), abortion revenue can be estimated at 21 percent (20.6%) or  23 percent (23.0%) of all Planned Parenthood’s health services revenue.

Percentage of all Planned Parenthood revenue range: 12-13%

Then, if we include all revenue sources ($1,459,600,000), abortion revenue would exceed an estimated 12 (12.1%) to 14 (13.6%) percent.

Although Planned Parenthood also receives over half a billion dollars in tax money annually, Live Action News has documented that these government dollars are instrumental to the organization’s abortion income. The reason for this is a factor called fungibility, which shows that our tax dollars are funding the same staff and facilities that also commit abortions. In addition, by allowing Planned Parenthood to receive Medicaid and TitleX dollars, women who seek discounted care can then be sold abortions at the same location:

With so many millions on the line for Planned Parenthood from abortions, is it any wonder that Planned Parenthood’s legitimate health services, as well as patients, are declining while abortions are on the increase? And despite taxpayers being forced to send Planned Parenthood over $500 million per year, in 2016, the abortion corporation’s excess revenue over spending (profit) increased from $77.5 million in 2015 to a whopping $98.5 million in 2016. And almost every year since 2000, Planned Parenthood’s revenue has exceeded its expenses by tens of millions of dollars (yearly surpluses range from $12.2 million in 2001 to a high of $155.5 million in 2010) — all while actual health services and patients declined.

So the next time Planned Parenthood tries to claim that abortions are just a small part of what they do, remember that those alleged “small percentages” add up to millions upon millions of dollars in revenue for the abortion corporation.

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

Planned Parenthood’s 2016 annual report shows women don’t need the abortion corporation

Posted in Planned Parenthood abortion stats, Planned Parenthood Annual Report, Planned Parenthood Decreasing Services with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 13, 2018 by saynsumthn
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Planned Parenthood released its 2016-2017 annual report over the New Year’s Eve holiday weekend. In a nutshell, contraception services, cervical cancer screenings, and other legitimate health services offered by the abortion corporation have all decreased again, along with a very slight decrease in abortions (two percent drop). It is clear from Planned Parenthood’s own annual report that women don’t really need the organization, and are finding legitimate health care elsewhere.

From 2006 to 2016, abortions at Planned Parenthood increased nearly 11 percent, averaging more than 320,000 abortions per year. Despite the fact that figures indicate abortions are on a steady decline nationally, in 2016, Planned Parenthood reported ending the lives of 321,384 preborn children (down from more than 328,000 the previous year), maintaining the organization’s nearly 35 percent nationwide market share of abortions.

Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards (who is a political organizer with no background in health care) once proclaimed, “We aim to be the largest kick-butt political organization.” And indeed, Planned Parenthood is highly political, using its pro-abortion friends in Congress and the media to increase its bottom line and pay its staff (and especially its CEO) extremely high salaries. As previously documented, a former top executive for Planned Parenthood once admitted that the abortion corporation’s “success” was linked to power and money, and he showed that taxpayer dollars are what enable the abortion corporation to recruit, hire and pay its top staffers six-digit salaries.

2016 was no exception to the previous years.

Despite promises from many in Congress to defund the abortion giant, Planned Parenthood’s 2016-2017 annual report reveals that taxpayer funding barely dropped at all — less than 2 percent — from $554.6 million in 2015 to $543.7 million in 2016. This mere sliver of a decrease cannot even begin to counter the astronomical 61 percent increase in taxpayer funding to the organization between 2006 and 2016, from $336.7 million to $543.7 million.

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While taxpayers sent half a billion dollars in state and federal dollars to Planned Parenthood, the abortion corporation managed to increase its excess revenue from $77.5 million in 2015 to a whopping $98.5 million in 2016. That’s right: this nonprofit organization pocketed a profit of $98.5 million last year alone.

This means that despite all the hyperventilating abortion apologists’ claims that defunding Planned Parenthood would shutter the abortion business, Planned Parenthood’s excess revenue over spending increased by 27 percent in just one year. And almost every year since 2000, Planned Parenthood’s revenue has exceeded its expenses by tens of millions of dollars (yearly surpluses range from $12.2 million in 2001 to a high of $155.5 million in 2010) — all while actual health services and patients declined.

In 2016, Planned Parenthood’s decreasing services continued as demonstrated below…

Patients

In 2016, Planned Parenthood claims to have served 2.4 million patients, dropping nearly 23 percent from the 3.1 million they boasted just ten years ago in 2006. And, while Planned Parenthood’s patients are steadily declining, federally funded health centers, as identified by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration, served nearly 26 million patients in 2016 alone.

Cancer Screenings

Although breast exams rose nearly five percent (336,614) from 2015 numbers (321,700), overall, they have declined nearly 62 percent since 2006, when Planned Parenthood performed 882,961 breast exams.

Pap tests at Planned Parenthood have decreased nearly 74 percent in the past years falling from 1,070,449 in 2006 to 281,063 in 2016. In 2016, Planned Parenthood performed 4.33 percent fewer Pap tests than they recorded in 2015.

While all cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood declined less than one percent between 2015 and 2016, overall they have plummeted 67 percent, from 2,007,371 in 2006 to 660,777 in 2016.

Contraception

Contraception services continued to drop in 2016, falling nearly four percent (2,701,866) from 2015 (2,808,815) and over 48 percent from a high of 4,009,549 in 2009. Since 2006, contraception services at Planned Parenthood have declined by over 32 percent (3,989,474 in 2006 to 2,701,866 in 2016), despite telling the media following President Donald Trump’s election that IUD requests at Planned Parenthood rose by 900 percent.

Planned Parenthood 2016 annual report Contraception

Emergency Contraception

Emergency contraception (EC) distributed by Planned Parenthood decreased by nearly five percent (from 767,830 in 2015 to 730,329 in 2016).

Live Action News previously documented that in some cases EC can act to prevent the implantation of a newly-fertilized human being into the uterine wall. Since life scientifically begins at fertilization, intentionally ending the life of a new, unique individual after fertilization has occurred is an abortion, and any type of birth control that has the potential to end the life of a new human being can be considered an abortifacient. There is no way to know for certain if or when this occurs when a woman takes EC, and therefore, these cases cannot be calculated into the total abortion numbers.

Prenatal Care 

Prenatal care services have also plummeted at Planned Parenthood.

In 2016, Planned Parenthood record only 7,762 prenatal care services, a decline of nearly 18 percent from 2015, when they reported 9,419. In the past ten years, prenatal care at the abortion corporation has declined nearly 30 percent from a high of 11,058 in 2006.

Despite years of claiming that Planned Parenthood offers prenatal care to women, Live Action investigators exposed the fact that almost no Planned Parenthood centers offer prenatal care. When undercover callers spoke to Planned Parenthood staffers, the reason most often given by staff as to why no prenatal care was available is because Planned Parenthood offers abortions instead. The backlash from Live Action’s investigation was swift, and the abortion corporation had to purge its website of the claim that they offered “prenatal services.”

Adoptions

Planned Parenthood claims to have done 3,889 adoption referrals. In order to be eligible to receive federal Title X funds, the abortion corporation must offer information on all pregnancy options, including adoption. According to former Planned Parenthood manager Crystal Eldridge, the adoption option is presented in the form of mere lip service (“You know your choices, right? You can keep it, abort it, or put it up for adoption,”), and former manager Sue Thayer says Planned Parenthood merely puts a small packet in front of women on their pregnancy options which the women did not have to accept, with no discussion on the actual options themselves:

Last year, Live Action exposed the way Planned Parenthood handled adoption referrals, which might account for why this number rose from the previous year (2,889 in 2015 to 3,889 in 2016). Live Action investigators contacted various Planned Parenthood facilities, some of which receive tax dollars from Title X. According to requirements under Title X, projects that are funded must offer pregnant women several options regarding their pregnancies, including prenatal care and adoption.

What you will hear in the video below is how Planned Parenthood fails to offer Live Action’s investigators any of this — no adoption counseling, no adoption referrals, no list of adoption agencies, and no chance to speak with any so-called “specially trained staff” about the adoption option, despite online statements to the contrary:

In 2016, Planned Parenthood killed nearly 82 times as many preborn children with abortion as they referred for adoption. In fact, the highest number of adoptions Planned Parenthood has ever referred in a year was just 4,912 (2007).

Planned Parenthood’s adoption referral numbers dropped nearly 21 percent from 2007 to 2016.

Total Services

Although Planned Parenthood’s total “services” rose by about half a percent in 2016 (9,537,592) from 2015 (9,494,977), the organization’s services have decreased nearly 10 percent (10,588,360) since 2006.

New Categories

Last year, Planned Parenthood added new subcategories under “Other Women’s Health Services” — “Miscarriage Care” and “Well-Women Exams.” While “Miscarriage Care” declined slightly in 2016 (no details on what “miscarriage care” entails), “Well-Women Exams” rose four percent.

In 2015, Planned Parenthood also introduced the subcategory “Other Contraception Services” to the Contraception category.  This “Other” subcategory, which the abortion corporation does not define, increased nearly 13 percent from 2015 to 2016. What is interesting is that adding these additional categories keeps Planned Parenthood’s abortion services conveniently at 3 percent of the organization’s overall services. Live Action has previously shown, however, that this three percent figure is complete nonsense, and is arrived at through a great deal of manipulation. The Washington Post even called this statistic “misleading,” awarding it three Pinocchios, and Slate called it “the most meaningless abortion statistic ever.”

Planned Parenthood once operated 900 facilities, yet today, states on its website that it now operates “more than 600 health centers,” a further decline of nearly 8 percent from what they published on their website last year.

Between 2007 and 2017, the organization shuttered more than 280 facilities.

While these kinds of decreases are good news, the tragedy is that one in every seven patients at Planned Parenthood has an abortion. Money is fungible and can be used to pay for facilities and staff who commit abortion. And while Congress fails to defund Planned Parenthood, taxpayers are forced to continue to monetarily support an abortion business that takes the lives of approximately 881 preborn children per day. The time to defund is now.

Editor’s Note: This report has been corrected. An earlier version incorrectly reported 2014-15 patient numbers instead of 2015-16.

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

More reason to question Planned Parenthood’s “3% abortion services” claim

Posted in Planned Parenthood 3% myth with tags , , , , , , , , on March 10, 2016 by saynsumthn

Planned Parenthood claims that abortion is only 3% of all their services but a new analysis of some reports shows that Planned Parenthood knows this is not true. As Live Action News has previously reported stats collected from Planned Parenthood’s latest annual report published in 2015 shows that abortion is more likely 22.6% of the abortion businesses total revenue source. The 3% claim is ludicrous if you break it down in terms of their “services” as well. In fact, if other organizations did this type of fuzzy math to deceive tax payers they would be rightly called out by the media, but where Planned Parenthood is concerned the media continuously publishes misleading claims by the multi-million dollar tax funded business rightly dubbed an abortion chain.

For example, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest’s 2012 annual report shows their “abortion services” totaled 8% that year, which is much higher than the 3% claim they generally give. The next year in 2013 , they claimed that abortion services were again 8% of their overall services. However, this Planned Parenthood failed to list how many actual abortions that translates to making it impossible to confirm their claim at all.

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest 2012 annual report

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest 2012 annual report

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest 2013 annual report

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest 2013 annual report

A look at Planned Parenthood of Orange & San Bernardino Counties (PPOSBC) exposed by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) for their role in the transaction of aborted baby body parts, reveals abortion services are well over the 3% at this location as well. However, since this abortion center chain doesn’t list their abortion totals their numbers (although higher than 3%) cannot be documented here either.

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In their 2014-2015 annual report PPOSBC states “abortions services” amount to 5.9% of their overall services, nearly double PP’s 3% national claim. In fact the previous year, PPOSBC claimed that their abortion services were 6.3% and the year prior to that the number was 6.1%, a trend that existed despite receiving millions in Government grants and contracts. Although this abortion center does not publish their total abortion numbers Planned Parenthood centers that do reveal high abortion revenues which exceed 3%.

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Planned Parenthood’s three percent abortion services myth

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 7, 2015 by saynsumthn

Dispelling Planned Parenthood’s claim that abortion is only 3% of the services it offers.

As Center for Medical Progress videos showing Planned Parenthood’s gruesome baby parts harvesting operation make their way into the homes of many Americans, the abortion biz is regurgitating an old myth, that abortion is a small percent of what Planned Parenthood does.

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In 2013, Planned Parenthood reported performing 327,653 abortions.

In 2012, they reported 327,166 abortions and in 2011, they admitted to killing 333,964 unborn children through abortion.

A few years ago, Life Dynamics president, Mark Crutcher, addressed Planned Parenthood’s claim that abortion is only 3% of what they do.

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Do you find it strange that whenever someone correctly points out that Planned Parenthood is the nation’s number one abortion profiteer, Planned Parenthood enthusiasts tie themselves up in knots trying to sell the lie that abortion is only 3 percent of what they do?” Crutcher asked in a video posted to YouTube.

“Of course, this is like defending the Ku Klux Klan by claiming that lynching is only 3 percent of what they do, but I’ll leave that issue for another time. After all, I don’t want the Klan to come after me for comparing them to Planned Parenthood,” he states in his video message.

Crutcher points out that when there is even the most innocuous legislation proposed that might have the effect of reducing the abortion rate even a tiny amount, Planned Parenthood will oppose it claiming that restricting abortion will shut down all their clinics.

Cruther asked that if abortions are only a small percent of what Planned Parenthood does, why would Planned Parenthood say they will have to close down their clinics if abortion is restricted?

The only plausible answer is baby killing is a lot more than 3 percent of their profit. And that’s the reality. The bottom line is that this is just one more pro-choice lie. These people know exactly how barbaric abortion is, and they are desperate to do whatever they can to advocate it without being linked to it. And that’s another reason why they are losing this battle,” he stated.

According to the pro-life group, Students for Life (SFL), “Planned Parenthood preys off young girls in crisis, locating right near our high schools and college campuses, telling them abortion is their only real option in their moment of desperation,” the largest pro-life student organization says on their website.

SFL research found that 79% of Planned Parenthood centers are located within 5 miles of a college campus.

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Students for Life used Planned Parenthood’s 2013 annual report and noted the following:

    Planned Parenthood facilities performed 327,653
    This means they committed 897 abortions every single day.
    And 94% of Planned Parenthood’s pregnancy services were abortions.
    Planned Parenthood received $528.4 million in U.S. taxpayer funding, making up 46% of their annual revenue.

Since 2009:

    Planned Parenthood’s contraceptive services have dropped by 7%, and their cancer screening and prevention services have dropped by 50%.
    Planned Parenthood has performed over 1.9 million abortions.
    And their U.S. taxpayer funding has increased by 46%.

The video below, produced by SFL, dispels Planned Parenthood’s myth further using the abortion giant’s 2012 annual report.

Rita Dillar

Research from Rita Dillar, national director of American Life League’s Stop Planned Parenthood Project, showed that Planned Parenthood, which wants to normalize abortion, committed 31.6 percent of all abortions in the United States in 2011.

In other words, she says, Planned Parenthood committed one out of every three abortions in the United States in 2011.

Diller didn’t just look at 2011 she compared abortion figures based on the Guttmacher report entitled “Abortion Incidence and Service Availability in the United States, 2011,” and Planned Parenthood’s annual reports, showing Planned Parenthood’s ever-increasing share of the U.S. abortion market and found the following:

    Planned Parenthood committed 31.6% of abortions nationwide in 2011
    Planned Parenthood committed 23.3% of abortions nationwide in 2006
    Planned Parenthood committed 16.5% of abortions nationwide in 2001
    Planned Parenthood committed 11.3% of abortions nationwide in 1996
    Planned Parenthood committed 8.5% of abortions nationwide in 1991
    Planned Parenthood committed 6.2% of abortions nationwide in 1986

(Additional abortion totals by year from Planned Parenthood are available here.)

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Writing for Breitbart, Austin Ruse, who heads the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam) , called Planned Parenthood’s 3% claim an enormousness lie.

It is fairly easy to look behind the claim, however, and do it using “the organization’s own data.” Ruse writes.

“Planned Parenthood arrives at this percentage by dividing 330,000 annual abortions into 11,000,000 annual “services.” All “services” are therefore equal…and abortion is the most expensive service Planned Parenthood provides,” he adds.

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Rich Lowry editor of National Review, called Planned Parenthood’s claim the “3% dodge.”

The 3 percent figure is an artifice and a dodge, but even taking it on its own terms, it’s not much of a defense. Only Planned Parenthood would think saying that they only kill babies 3 percent of the time is something to brag about. How much credit would we give someone for saying he only drives drunk 3 percent of the time, or only cheats on business trips 3 percent of the time, or only hits his wife during 3 percent of domestic disputes?” Lowry says.

Adding:

    By its own accounting in its 2013–2014 annual report, it provides about as many abortions as Pap tests (380,000).

    The group does more breast exams and provides more breast-care services (490,000), but not by that much.

    The 3 percent figure is an artifice and a dodge, but even taking it on its own terms, it’s not much of a defense.

    The 3 percent figure is derived by counting abortion as just another service like much less consequential services. So abortion is considered a service no different than a pregnancy test (1.1 million), even though a box with two pregnancy tests can be procured from the local drugstore for less than $10.

    By Planned Parenthood’s math, a woman who gets an abortion but also a pregnancy test, an STD test, and some contraceptives has received four services, and only 25 percent of them are abortion. This is a little like performing an abortion and giving a woman an aspirin, and saying only half of what you do is abortion.

While all this seems great if you are pro-life, the claim has also been criticized by an abortion leaning online media outlet.

The information was discovered by pro-life blogger and National Campaign Chair of the Susan B Anthony List, Jill Stanek, who tweeted this:

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A 2013 article , published in Slate Magazine, not known for being pro-life on abortion, called Planned Parenthood’s claim that abortion is 3% of all it’s services, “the most meaning abortion stat ever.”

From the report:

    Amanda, it’s been so long since I’ve seen a reference to the claim that abortions make up only 3 percent of the services that Planned Parenthood provides that I thought maybe they’d stopped trying. It might not be a technically incorrect number, but it is meaningless—to the point of being downright silly— for several reasons. Not the least of which being that Planned Parenthood “unbundles” all of its services so that a pack of pills, an STD test and an exam are three separate services.

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The Slate article continues:

    It’s impossible to know how much money Planned Parenthood brings in for abortion. Because as specific as the annual report is about the number of services it provides, it’s far less detailed when talking about where its revenue comes from (They are within their rights, so whatever). But it’s easy to calculate, as the Weekly Standard did, that Planned Parenthood gets at least a third of its clinic income—and more than 10 percent of all its revenue, government funding included—from its abortion procedures.

    Ask anyone who runs a for-profit business or nonprofit charity if something that brings in one-third of their revenue is “central” to their endeavor, and the answer is likely to be yes. So yes, abortion is central to what Planned Parenthood does.

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Is Planned Parenthood ashamed that they provide abortions?

Posted in Planned Parenthood runs from abortion, Planned Parenthood three percent myth with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 28, 2014 by saynsumthn

A Planned Parenthood affiliate has uploaded a marketing tool which completely leaves out the fact that they provide abortions.

As the nation’s top abortion provider, Planned Parenthood seems to be running away from abortion. They are targeting the general public trying to convince them that they provide “services” that will save lives. The only problem is that no matter what else they do- they kill babies for a living.

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In a video, recently released by Planned Parenthood Mar Monte they once again try and market themselves as a place that provides mammograms. However- if you listen closely to the patient in this video you will hear what pro-lifers have been exposing for years – that they only refer for mammograms:

In this “Voices of our patients” video produced by Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, teacher Doreen Silva explains her visit to the center and tragically how she discovered that she had cancer.

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She states, “So, after I got the referral from the clinician at Planned Parenthood, I was referred over to the breast center, and they gave me a mammogram, and I was at the hair salon with both my aunt and my mom and we were leaving in the car when we got the phone call and the doctor told me that I had a malignant tumor.”

Stephanie Canales

In a huge over stretch, Stephanie Canales credits the abortion giant with being able to finish college, “If it weren’t for Planned Parenthood, I wouldn’t have been able to afford contraception the first years of college and I wouldn’t have been able to finish my bachelors successfully.”

I have to ask here- how did Planned Parenthood help an intelligent woman finish college? By giving her a discount on birth control? Really? Is this where the new Women’s Empowerment movement is going – to – credit free birth control for all their successes?

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The PPMM center manager, Rene Galvan-Macleod claims they are extremely diverse stating that their yougest patient is about 2 days old and their oldest is 92 years old.

Galvan-Macleod helps promote the image of Planned Parenthood as a “good place” when he goes on to state, “I was very ignorant to what services Planned Parenthood provided. I walked into a room where there were young babies, there were pregnant women, there were men in their forties and fifties, it was an extremely diverse group which made me feel almost immediately comfortable with.”

I wonder if Mr. Galvan-Macleod will also describe their abortion patients and what he sees in that “experience”- I doubt it!

The video continues with stories of Planned Parenthood rescuing an incarcerated gang-banger to helping a teen through a painful period, a man with an STD, and a woman with a troubled pregnancy. On the surface, these things look noble, but there is one fact Planned Parenthood conveniently leaves out and that is that they also provide abortions.

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Despite the testimonies on the video, the truth is that Planned Parenthood Mar Monte kills unborn babies. No matter how many testimonies they release you cannot whitewash the blood that is on their hands.

According to their Annual Report, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte killed 18,169 babies with abortions in 2014.

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The stated mission of Planned Parenthood Mar Monte is to, “ensure that every individual has the knowledge, opportunity, and freedom to make every child a wanted child and every family a healthy family.”

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On their website, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte describes what they “provide”, let’s review this list and compare it to their marketing video:
birth control
pregnancy testing and options counseling
STD testing and treatment
HIV testing
breast and cervical cancer screening
abortion
prenatal care
pediatrics and adult primary health care.”

Strange, how in this video Planned Parenthood left ABORTION out!

The above video is entitled “The 97% – Voices of our Patients – Planned Parenthood Mar Monte” – because the abortion giant wants you to believe that abortion is only 3% of their “services!”

But a new video from Students for Life dispels this 3% myth: