“Planned Parenthood continues to increase its taxpayer funding while simultaneously expanding its abortion business,” says AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (1-8-2012)–While Planned Parenthood released its annual report this week, Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest notes that “the report reveals a ‘Big Abortion’ business significantly subsidized with government largesse, funded by American taxpayers.”
The data in Planned Parenthood’s latest annual report reveals that the abortion giant saw three million clients in 2011, while performing an astonishing 333,964 abortions. During this same time period, Planned Parenthood provided only 2,300 adoption referrals (one for every 145 abortions) and provided only 28,674 prenatal services. In line with its history, the number of abortions performed continues to vastly outpace the number of adoption referrals provided, inferring that adoption is clearly not part of Planned Parenthood’s overall business model.
Yoest observed: “Planned Parenthood’s annual report should be graded incomplete for at least one important reason. Beginning on January 1 of this year, Planned Parenthood is requiring every affiliate to operate at least one clinic that performs abortions. Planned Parenthood’s story in 2013 reveals an abortion-centered business model. The nation’s largest abortion provider continues to make ever-more money from the suffering of women and girls as the leader of Big Abortion.”
In addition to the number of abortions performed, Planned Parenthood reports that it provided 1,425,746 “emergency contraception kits.” Importantly, certain drugs and devices labeled “emergency contraception” such as ella have mechanisms of action that can end unborn life.
Strikingly, government funding and grants to Planned Parenthood continue to make up a substantial part of its budget, now comprising approximately 45 percent, or $542.4 million, of Planned Parenthood’s approximately $1.2 billion in annual revenue. This number equates to approximately $1.5 million dollars per day in government subsidies.
For a more complete picture of Planned Parenthood’s business model and “Big Abortion” Practices, take a look at AUL’s The Planned Parenthood Exhibits detailing Planned Parenthood’s exponential and intentional increase in its abortion business.