Thursday, December 16, 2004

Planned Parenthood - still America's #1 abortion provider

Planned Parenthood's newest annual report is out and no one is surprised that the number of abortions performed at Planned Parenthood clinics went up again. In 2003, they performed 244,628 abortions. That's up 6.1% from last year and up a whopping 48.1% from 1997 when they performed 165,174 abortions.

Also of note is that their number of adoption referrals again decreased from 1,963 to 1,774. Since 1997, when Planned Parenthood referred 9,381 women to adoption agencies, their # of adoption referrals has gone down 81.1%.

Planned Parenthood, one of the world's most profitable "non-profits" also raked in $35.2 million dollars in profit (excess of revenue over expenses).

One thing I find interesting in the annual report is Planned Parenthood's obsession with celebrities. Page 20 lists off the names of numerous celebrities who support them. I find this telling because it's like they think that real people actually care what these celebrities (including Whoopi Goldberg, Margaret Cho, and Christina Aguilera) think about the abortion issue. They don't understand that most people don't think too highly of the morality or opinions of undereducated actors, comedians and singers.

It's almost like they think, "If people know that Kevin Bacon is pro-choice, then maybe they'll realize that they should be pro-choice too."

They also have the guts to post their 990 tax form which includes the high salaries of their president Gloria Feldt ($363,426) and vice-presidents (from $214,200 to $177,028).

STOPP International has more information on last years annual report here


  1. Anonymous8:36 AM

    Imagine the number of abortions that might have taken place if Planned Parenthood was not there to distribute birth control.

  2. Thanks for the comment. I personally don't believe there would be more abortions if Planned Parenthood wasn't around. A few questions if you ever revisit this blog:

    1.) Is Planned Parenthood the only place where people can get birth control?

    2.) If Planned Parenthood wasn't around wouldn't tax dollars that are slated for family planning go to other organizations that might be more focused on preventing pregnancies instead of ending pregnancies that have already begun?

    3.) Does the fact that birth control pills from Planned Parenthood have prevented unwanted pregnancies make up for the fact that Planned Parenthood killed almost a quarter million unborn children last year?

  3. Anonymous12:50 PM

    I tell you what, if you people would focus more on preventing rape, and molestation, you might cut the number greatly each year! Or, try to get to these young men and grown men, who feel the need to have a young or underage girlfriend. I am a women's self defence trainer, and deal with all kinds of situations. I am a supporter of a women's choice! Since we have to raise them , wheather or not the man stays envolved with the child! Then they are forced to draw aid from the state to support these children! So what is costing more?