By Mary Margaret Olohan
The Planned Parenthood Federation of America performed 345,672 abortions during the 2018 fiscal year, the organization’s annual report shows.
Planned Parenthood’s 2018-2019 annual report shows that the organization performed 12,915 more abortions during the 2018 fiscal year than the organization did between 2017-2018. The nation’s largest abortion provider performed 345,672 abortions between Oct. 1, 2017, and Sept. 30, 2018, as opposed to the 332,757 abortions Planned Parenthood performed during the 2017 fiscal year.
Abortions made up 95% of Planned Parenthood’s pregnancy resolution services, according to the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List).
The new report also shows that the organization provided 9,821,548 services to 2.4 million patients during the 2018 fiscal year. The largest amount of services that Planned Parenthood performed in this time period were 4,960,598 STI testing and treatment services, totaling at about 50% of the services the organization offered.
Planned Parenthood provided 4,279 adoption referrals between 2018 and 2019 — about .044% of the services the organization provided during that time period. For every one of these adoption referrals, the SBA List points out that Planned Parenthood performed almost 81 abortions.
The organization also offered 2,556,413 contraceptive services including 1,827,625 “reversible contraception clients” – clients who “received contraceptive counseling and care at a Planned Parenthood health center at least once between October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018.”
BREAKING: Planned Parenthood's 2018 annual report shows the abortion chain:
– Committed 40% of the nation's abortions
– Killed 345,672 children
– Received $616.8 MILLION in tax dollars
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Breast care services make up about 2.7% of the services Planned Parenthood performed between 2018 and 2019. The organization, which provides breast exams and mammogram referrals, does not provide mammograms, though supporters like 2020 presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar have praised Planned Parenthood for providing such services.
“At Planned Parenthood, we understand that walking into our health centers is an act of empowerment — an act of agency,” acting President Alexis McGill Johnson and board chair Aimee Cunningham said in a “Message From Our Leadership.”
“Patients come to Planned Parenthood to make decisions over their own bodies and lives so they can actualize their dreams, and our health centers give them the tools to do it,” the leaders added. “As we step forward to meet new challenges, we will continue to care — no matter what — so that every person can dream beyond what they are told is possible.”
The report shows that “abortion and profit” are Planned Parenthood’s top priorities, Susan B. Anthony President Marjorie Dannenfelser said in a statement.
“Once again, Planned Parenthood’s own numbers show abortion and profit are their top priorities,” Dannenfelser said. “Their cancer screening and prevention services, breast exams, pap tests, and even contraceptive services have steeply declined. Planned Parenthood is a bad investment for taxpayers. We thank President Trump for working to curb Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding and urge our allies at every level of government to do the same.”
President Donald Trump’s administration declared in July that taxpayer-funded clinics must stop referring women for abortions effective immediately or lose federal funding from the Title X program. Planned Parenthood opted to leave the program rather than stop performing abortions and did so in August, thereby forgoing roughly $60 million a year in funds.
“Planned Parenthood is proud to be a provider of safe and legal abortion, especially as political attacks on providers and medically unnecessary restrictions make it harder for patients to access abortion,” said Erica Sackin, Senior Director of Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America in a statement provided to the Daily Caller News Foundation.
Sackin added that “Since 2011, states have introduced more than 400 restrictions” and that “Planned Parenthood is committed to ensuring patients can access safe, legal abortion, no matter where they live, and continually looking for new ways to protect and expand access to care.”
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