Thursday, June 25, 2009

Planned Parenthood richer than ever, thanks to abortion and taxpayers

In each issue of MCCL News, we run a feature titled 'Planned Parenthood Watch,' spotlighting the practices of America's leading abortion provider. The following is taken from the May issue.

According to the latest annual report of the nation’s largest abortion provider, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) performed more abortions than ever—305,310—in 2007. The organization also raked in record revenues, bolstered by hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars.

PPFA increased its abortions by 5.4 percent in 2007 over the previous year. The number of abortions performed annually in the United States has declined steadily in recent years, yet Planned Parenthood has performed abortions on more women year after year. The abortion provider increased its abortions by an astonishing 64.5 percent from 2000 to 2007.

PPFA has perfected a wildly successful business strategy. Its revenues grew to a record $1.038 billion in 2007, enriched by $349 million in taxpayer dollars in the form of government grants and contracts. Planned Parenthood ended its fiscal year on June 30, 2008, with a staggering $1.2 billion in assets—another record. Applying the average cost of a taxpayer-funded abortion in Minnesota in 2007 ($404), PPFA took in at least $123 million from abortions in 2007.

Planned Parenthood is in the business of profiting from persuading women to have abortions, and it uses this wealth to promote the killing of unborn children at every turn.

PPFA reported 10,914 prenatal clients and 4,912 adoption referrals nationwide in 2007; both numbers represent a fraction of one percent of the total number of clients served that year. The message is clear: Planned Parenthood supports the choice of abortion to the near exclusion of all other options available to pregnant women.

In spite of these grim facts, the Obama administration has greatly expanded its funding of Planned Parenthood and other abortion-promoting organizations. Such funding is an immense blow to the cause of protecting innocent human life.

Much more information on Planned Parenthood is available here.