Planned Parenthood's latest annual report shows it performed a
record number of abortions in the fiscal year 2011-2012 and
received a record amount of taxpayer funding.
According to that report, Planned Parenthood
performed 333,964 abortions during the 12-month period. That
compares 332,278 abortions in 2009 and 329,445 abortions in 2010 --
making a three-year toll of close to one-million abortions.
The report also indicates Planned Parenthood had a record year
when it comes to funding from the government. An analysis done by
the pro-life group, Susan B. Anthony List, shows the abortion
provider received a record $542 million in taxpayer dollars by way
of government grants, contracts, and Medicaid reimbursements.
That amounts to almost half of all Planned Parenthood's
president of SBA List, released the following statement:
"Planned Parenthood has spent much of the last few years
demanding that taxpayers add millions more to their coffers, citing
their non-profit status and so-called focus on women's health. What
have we received for our money? While government subsidies to
Planned Parenthood have reached an all-time high, so too has the
number of lives ended by this profit-driven abortion business.
Destroying nearly one million children in three years is not
healthcare and does not reflect a concern for vulnerable women and
girls. As Planned Parenthood's funding goes up, abortions increase
and real health services for women go down.
"As if these numbers weren't already horrifying, Planned
Parenthood has upped the ante even further by mandating that all
affiliates provide abortions beginning this year. Americans are
sick and tired of underwriting the nation's largest abortion
business. We call on Congress to immediately investigate and defund
Planned Parenthood has stressed that it provides healthcare and
preventative services to indigent women. But Mallory Quigley with
SBA List tells OneNewsNow that this latest annual report is
dropped by 12 percent since 2009, and cancer-screening and
prevention services dropped by 29 percent," she points out. "So
Planned Parenthood spent much of the last couple of years making
the case for why they should receive taxpayer funding and really
relying on taxpayers to fill up their coffers -- and they're not
providing the healthcare services that they claim."
According to Quigley, that "absolutely" means more of the
federal money going to Planned Parenthood is freed up to perform
"Money is completely fungible -- and as we've seen, as their
taxpayer funding has increased over the last three years so has the
number of abortions that they provide," she explains. "And all the
while, the healthcare services and their so-called 'focus on
women's health' has declined."
Quigley adds that Planned Parenthood does 145 abortions for
every adoption referral, which she says is indicative of the
Jim Sedlak with American Life League comments on the record
number of abortion reported.
"They've had an increase of about 4,000 more babies
that they've killed. Planned Parenthood now kills over 900 babies a
day in their own facilities, so every three days they kill the same
number of innocent human beings who died on September 11, 2001, in
the terrorist attacks on the United States."
And regarding the record amount of taxpayer funding: "They
reported that for the latest year, they received $542 million,"
notes Sedlak. "So Planned Parenthood has increased another $60
million last year -- and of course the gates are about to open wide
as ObamaCare gets implemented and Planned Parenthood gets millions
The ALL spokesman notes that Planned Parenthood two years ago
said that as of January 2013 "every single one of their affiliates
had to have a clinic that did abortions." That, he says, makes the
organization the largest abortion-provider in the nation -- mostly
at taxpayer expense.
Pushing a lie to black women
Star Parker, columnist and founder of the Coalition on Urban
Renewal and Education (CURE), says Planned Parenthood promotes
a lie, particularly to the black community -- a lie that she
herself once bought into.
Parenthood has been working our hard-hit communities for some time,
pushing a lie that a way to escape poverty is to kill your
offspring -- and people have bought this lie," she said during an
interview Tuesday on American Family Radio.
"It wasn't until after the fourth time I went into one of their
so-called 'safe, legal, rare' abortion clinics that I had a
gut-instinct way down deep inside that there has to be something
wrong with killing your offspring. But the message was: There's
nothing wrong with killing your offspring."
Parker says that is why a post-abortive ministry is important
today. "Most black women now are either port-abortive
themselves and/or know someone who is," she lamented. "We're
talking about cities like New York, where six out of ten
pregnancies are ending in abortion.
"So these millions of women that we're talking about having
these millions of abortions are in our own circles," the columnist
continued. "And it's a challenge now because until we, or they,
confront that this is an area that they must repent from and take
it before the Lord, we're not going to get a pro-life society
Parker made her comments on AFR's Today's
'Stand for something'
Christian financial expert Dan
Celia on Tuesday reminded his listeners on American Family
Radio that the funding numbers being reported are just for Planned
Parenthood and do not include independent abortion clinics across
the country. He also noted that neither political party is doing
anything to curb taxpayer money going to the abortion provider.
"The last time it was attempted was in 2010, when Congressman
Mike Pence [R-Indiana] put forth a bill to vote on, along with
raising the debt ceiling -- and it was to de-fund Planned
Parenthood," he recalled. "It was a whole bunch of Republicans [who
essentially said] We can compromise on that. We'll take that
Funding for abortions frustrates Celia, who counsels his fellow
Christians to make Bible-based decisions regarding their
"The real rub is that you and I -- evangelical Christians around
the world -- are paying for this," he stated. "It's why I get
frustrated when I talk about biblically responsible investing, how
we continue to invest in the very things that we despise ... and
that we know that God hates, yet we invest in those things."
"We need a campaign like no other campaign of dealing with these
issues. We need to ask our representatives: Can you please
stand for something? Just stand for something? And this
lukewarm-ness that these politicians have is why we have the debt
crisis that we have."
In the aftermath of November's election, many are wondering if
there's any life left in the Republican Party's pro-life