Planned Parenthood

The 2008-2009 Planned Parenthood fiscal report has been released, and they are still turning a massive profit with our tax dollars.  America’s largest abortion provider reported committing 332,278 abortions in 2008 in clinics across America—an increase of over 8% from the previous year.  Their presence and continued propaganda on “the importance of abortion” has enabled them to commit over 4 million abortions since 1970.

Many people still erroneously believe that Planned Parenthood provides much-needed medical services.  However, their extensive involvement in and promotion of abortion by far overshadows any other services they may provide.  Planned Parenthood harms and destroys more women and families than any other organization in the United States.

The abortion business is extremely lucrative.  Planned Parenthood recorded total revenue of over $1.1 billion in 2008, with $404.9 million dollars coming from health center income.  Planned Parenthood did not disclose how much money was made from abortions.  However, a standard suction and curettage (first-trimester standard procedure) costs $372 according to the Alan Guttmacher Institute.  Therefore, a conservative estimate (since not all abortions are committed during the first trimester and later abortions are much more expensive) would be $123,607,416 in revenue from abortions.  This represents about 30.5% of their total clinic income.

Even worse, Planned Parenthood receives funding through the government—via our tax money—and the impending health care reform bills in Washington, DC, are set to expand this funding and access to abortion.  Over one-third of their income ($363.2 million) came from federal “Government Grants and Contracts.”  In Texas, Planned Parenthood receives upwards of $30 million.