The latest data shows Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion enterprise, performs nearly 200 abortions for every one adoption referral.
Let that sink in.
Planned Parenthood — the self-proclaimed “champion” of women’s health and an organization that receives nearly $2 million of our tax dollars every single day — is quite simply an abortion machine.
And that machine is in overdrive, extinguishing the lives of more than 1,000 unborn babies on average every day — a heart-wrenching fact that reveals the true mission of Planned Parenthood.
Think that sounds like “pro-life rhetoric”? Let’s look at Planned Parenthood’s own data.
Highest-Ever Number Of Abortions
In 2019-2020, Planned Parenthood performed 383,460 abortions, according to its latest annual report. That’s the highest number ever recorded by the organization.
In the same period, Planned Parenthood provided fewer than 2,000 adoption referrals. That’s nearly 200 abortions for every one adoption referral. Over the past decade, they have averaged 126 abortions for every one adoption referral.
For a taxpayer-funded organization that claims to be pro-choice and provide myriad women’s health services, does that seem balanced to you?
Ironically, Planned Parenthood’s new annual report is titled “Here for a Reason.”
Their own data clearly shows that reason: Abortion.
Their numbers and history clearly reveal Planned Parenthood’s leaders have one aim — to capture as large a slice of the U.S. abortion market as they can.
Consider these statistics we calculated based on Planned Parenthood’s annual report:
- Prenatal care made up just 2% of its pregnancy resolution activities
- Miscarriage care, less than one percent (0.7%)
- Adoption referrals, just one-half of one percent (0.5%)
Abortion, in comparison, makes up a staggering 96.6% of Planned Parenthood’s pregnancy resolution activities — prenatal care, miscarriage care, adoption, or abortion.
Only One Choice: Abortion
Although Planned Parenthood often downplays its abortion business as just a small portion of its overall services, their own data indicates that Planned Parenthood only cares about one “choice” — abortion.
Our ongoing analysis of every Planned Parenthood annual report over the past decade shows a significant and long-term decline in non-abortion services. Planned Parenthood prenatal and contraceptive services have dropped by 72% and 41%, respectively, over the past decade. Cancer screenings, breast exams and pap tests, which have been subject to guideline reforms, have decreased by well over 70%.
Amid falling customer numbers — 240,000 fewer customers were seen in 2019-2020 than the year before — Planned Parenthood has increased its lucrative abortion business. During that same period when customer traffic dropped significantly, it performed nearly 30,000 more abortions.
If Planned Parenthood is really focused on women’s holistic health, as it claims, shouldn’t it be providing more services that support women’s health?
Wouldn’t the nearly $2 million of taxpayer funding being poured into Planned Parenthood every single day be better spent on efforts that actually support women and families?
By contrast, community-based pro-life pregnancy centers offer women something that Planned Parenthood doesn’t: real options and real support, almost always at no cost to their clients. This amounted to hundreds of millions of dollars in medical care, materials, and education provided in 2019. Together, these pregnancy centers have saved more than 800,000 lives since 2016, according to recent research by our colleagues at the Charlotte Lozier Institute.
Abortion advocates and their allies in the media and in Washington, D.C., choose to ignore these numbers because they don’t fit their narrative.
Killing The Adoption Dream
Meanwhile, an estimated 2 million families in the U.S. are waiting to adopt a child.
That’s more than enough families to provide a loving home to each and every of the 383,460 unborn babies lost to Planned Parenthood abortion centers last year. You would think Planned Parenthood might try to keep such shocking statistics quiet, but according to their annual report, they are “proud to provide abortion.”
America’s women deserve better. They deserve a real choice and the assurance they will be fully supported, whether they decide to parent or choose to make an adoption plan. They deserve a more hopeful, empowering vision for their future.
Planned Parenthood isn’t about choice, and it certainly isn’t about healthcare.
Their own numbers do not lie.
Genevieve Plaster is senior editor and director of publications at Charlotte Lozier Institute. Tessa Longbons is senior research associate at the institute. Click here for the Lozier Institute’s full analysis of Planned Parenthood’s 2020-2021 annual report.
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