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Over half of Planned Parenthood’s non-government revenue still comes from abortion

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Planned Parenthood’s estimated abortion revenue totaled more than half (52%) of the organization’s non-government health services revenue, reaching nearly $200 million ($190.3) for the second year in a row, according to an analysis conducted by Live Action News.

The stunning numbers confirm what Planned Parenthood’s new president Dr. Leana Wen claimed when she identified abortion as Planned Parenthood’s “core mission.” As Live Action News previously documented, in 2017, although Planned Parenthood claimed abortion made up just 3.4 percent of its services, the abortion vendor was able to increase abortions nearly four percent (3.54%), from 321,384 in 2016 to 332,757 in 2017, the highest number committed by the corporation since 2011.

Planned Parenthood at 100 prominent image of founder Margaret Sanger

To calculate the latest data, Live Action News used the same methodology utilized in 2016: examining revenue and median abortion costs and comparing them against reported abortion totals in Planned Parenthood’s 2017-2018 annual report, in which the organization reported committing 332,757 abortions.

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.

However, this year, Live Action News was able to locate more specific pricing at Planned Parenthood’s website.

Early Abortion/ Medication Abortion Pill

  • Planned Parenthood’s former “special affiliate” the Guttmacher Institute, reports that the average amount paid for an abortion in a nonhospital setting at 10 weeks’ gestation and with local anesthesia was $508, in 2014. The average paid for an early medication abortion (up to 9 weeks’ gestation) was $535.
  • However, at Planned Parenthood, the cost of medication abortion in Indiana or Kentucky is $600, while in Kansas it ranges from $650-$700 and $700- $815, and in California Planned Parenthood charges $600- $750.

For our measurement, we will use $508 for early surgical abortions and $600 for medication abortions.

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

 

In-Clinic Surgical Abortion

  • 13 – 13.6 weeks $625
  • 14 – 14.6 weeks $650
  • 15 – 15.6 weeks $800
  • 16 – 16.6 weeks $825
  • 17 – 17.6 weeks $950
  • 18 – 18.6 weeks $1000
  • 19 – 19.6 weeks $1100

For our measurement, we will average Planned Parenthood’s Ohio abortion prices and use the $1,195 price for abortions past 21 weeks, although they are likely higher.

READ: Half of Planned Parenthood’s non-government revenue comes from abortion

Abortions in the second trimester are often called dismemberment abortions as described in the video below:

 

2. Number of abortions by trimester

Live Action News broke down the 332,757 Planned Parenthood abortion numbers as follows:

  • Medication abortions: 103,155 (31 percent per Guttmacher’s most recent abortion data)
  • Abortions 13-15 weeks 20,631 (6.2 percent per Guttmacher 2014.)
  • Abortions 16-20 weeks 12,645 (3.8 percent per Guttmacher 2014.)
  • Abortions 21 weeks and greater 4,326 (1.3 percent per Guttmacher 2014.)
  • First trimester surgical abortions: 192,000 — the remaining balance of abortions.

3. Estimated abortion revenue: $190,274,370

To determine Planned Parenthood’s estimated abortion revenue, Live Action News multiplied the number of abortions by trimester with the average cost of abortions, as follows:

  • Medication abortions: 103,155 (31%)  x $600 = $61,893,000
  • Surgical abortions (first trimester): 192,000 (balance) x $508 = $97,536,000
  • Surgical abortions (13-15 weeks): 20,631 (6.2%)  x $650= $13,410,150
  • Surgical abortions (16-20 weeks): 12,645 (3.8%)  x $970= $12,265,650
  • Abortions after 21 weeks: 4,326 (1.3%) x $1,195 = $5,169,570

Total estimated abortion revenue using these figures is $190,274,370

Percentage of abortion revenue

We then broke down the percentage of abortion revenue using figures from a revenue statement located in Planned Parenthood’s 2017-2018 annual report.

Planned Parenthood 2017 to 2018 annual report Revenue

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

  • Government Health Services Reimbursements & Grants (taxpayer dollars) – $563.8 million
  • Non-Government Health Services Revenue – $365.7 million

Percentage of non-government health services revenue: 52%

If we divide Planned Parenthood’s estimated abortion revenue ($190,274,370)  by the total non-government health center revenue of $365,700,000, we find that abortion makes up 52 percent of Planned Parenthood’s non-government health services revenue.

Percentage of non-government health services plus tax dollar revenue: nearly 20.5%

However, even if we include the $563.8 million in government dollars with the $365.7 ($929,500,000 million), abortion revenue can be estimated at 20.5 percent of all Planned Parenthood’s health services revenue.

Percentage of all Planned Parenthood revenue: 11.4%

Then, if we include all revenue sources ($1,665,100,000), abortion revenue would exceed an estimated 11.4 percent.

According to our calculations, over the past few years, estimated abortion revenue has steadily risen at the abortion corporation:

    • 2017: Estimated abortion revenue: $190,274,370
    • 2016: Estimated abortion revenue:  $177,631,103
    • 2015: Estimated abortion revenue:  $164,404,332

Between 2016 and 2017 government funding to Planned Parenthood (over half a billion dollars annually) rose nearly four percent (3.69%) even though the abortion vendor has been embroiled in numerous scandals, abuses and fraud, including covering up for child sexual predators as well as disgruntled employees, claiming a toxic work environment and pregnancy discrimination.

With increasing abortions generating millions in revenue for Planned Parenthood (while national abortion totals decrease) is it any wonder why actual health services like cancer screenings and well women exams at Planned Parenthood have decreased? Planned Parenthood has vowed in 2019 to focus even more on their abortion “cash cow,” and if radical amendments such as the Equality Act or Medicare for All are passed, we can expect those numbers to skyrocket even more.

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

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

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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.
Graph abortion costs

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.

Image: Planned Parenthood annual report 2016

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.