Planned Parenthood: The Nation’s Largest Provider of Abortion
Planned Parenthood’s newest (2014) annual report, released in December 2015, shows the number of abortions done at its centers fell from 327,653 to 323,999, but a representative of a national pro-life group says the numbers still make Planned Parenthood the largest abortion business in the nation, by far.
“Although this may seem to be a small drop, it continues a trend of Planned Parenthood’s decreasing abortion business,” said Jim Sedlak, vice president of American Life League. “This year’s number is the lowest number of annual abortions at Planned Parenthood since 2007.”
The decrease in the number of abortions isn’t due to a lowered commitment to make a profit from ending the lives of unborn children in abortions. It appears to be a part of a bigger problem: Planned Parenthood is having an increasingly difficult time getting customers of any kind through its doors.
The 2,500,000 patients Planned Parenthood saw in 2014 is the lowest annual number reported by Planned Parenthood since 1998. A quick look at the numbers contained in its report shows that the number of “services” PP provided to its customers fell from 10,590,333 in 2013 to 9,455,582 in 2014. This represents an 11 percent drop in services provided by Planned Parenthood.
While Planned Parenthood saw fewer patients and delivered fewer services, government grants and reimbursements to the organization rose from $528.4 million to $553.7 million—a 4.8 percent increase.
In addition, according to Planned Parenthood’s own annual reports, between 2010 and 2015:
- PAP tests decreased 65% from 769,769 to 271,539
- Breast exams (manual) fell 51% from 747,607 to 363,803. Planned Parenthood provides no mammograms.
- Prenatal services dropped 44% from 31,098 to 17,419