by Arina Grossu
June 25, 2015
Americans United for Life (AUL) has released its fourth report in a series of exposés of Planned Parenthood (PPFA). This report details PPFA’s expansion strategy of building new mega-centers for abortions and how PPFA’s increased focus is on abortion.
A striking chart shows that from 2006 to 2013, the number of abortions performed by PPFA has gone up while cancer screening and preventative services have gone down by more than 50 percent. Since 2004, mega-centers have opened in at least 19 cities and with them abortions have gone up nationwide by more than 70,000 abortions annually.
Think of these Planned Parenthood mega-centers as “abortion Wal-Marts.” Where they open, the smaller abortion centers shut down, and Planned Parenthood gets a bigger piece of the abortion industry pie. From 2004 to 2011, Planned Parenthood went from performing 20 percent to more than 32 percent of all abortions in the United States.
The abortion market might be in at a decline everywhere else, but at Planned Parenthood, “business” is good.
Yet taxpayer money continues to be handed over to America’s #1 abortion provider. PPFA rakes in more than $500 million annually from taxpayer funds; this composes more than 40 percent of its overall revenue.
FRC’s Planned Parenthood factsheet also reveals that not only has Planned Parenthood decreased its cancer screening and preventative programs, but it also has decreased adoption referrals. Comparing 2011 and 2013, the likelihood of a woman getting an abortion rather than an adoption referral at a Planned Parenthood increased from 145 times to 174 times. From 2011 to 2013, adoption referrals decreased by 18 percent. In addition, from 2009 to 2013, prenatal services steadily decreased and dropped by more than half, and breast exams consistently decreased and dropped by a total of 41 percent.
So what exactly is Planned Parenthood doing besides building mega-centers and ending the lives of developing babies? Apparently, increasingly little else.