Planned Parenthood wants to expand after it received record levels of funding from taxpayers and other sources, according to its annual report released earlier this month. Here’s a brief overview of the report:
- Planned Parenthood performed 332,757 abortions from October 2016 to September 2017, compared to 321,384 the 12 months before that.
- During that same time period, it performed 1,074,952 pregnancy tests but referred only 2,831 women for adoption. That’s slightly up from the number of pregnancy tests it did the year before but just a fraction of that year’s 3,889 adoption referrals.
- It saw 2.4 million unique patients, the same figure as the previous year.
- It now provides drug-induced abortions via teleconference in 13 states.
- It received $1.67 billion in revenue during the fiscal year, up from $1.46 billion the previous fiscal year.
- Taxpayers footed $563.8 million of that bill, or roughly a third of its revenue. That’s compared to $543.7 million the previous fiscal year.
- The total number of services performed on clients are up slightly from the previous year, from 9,537,592 to 9,687,070. But that number is roughly 11 percent lower than 10 years ago, according to the Charlotte Lozier Institute.
Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, said Planned Parenthood continues to aggressively promote and expand abortion in the United States: “But pregnancy is not a disease cured by abortion. Women deserve real, life-affirming care, and taxpayers deserve a return on their investment that helps women and their children, born and preborn.” —S.G.