|Student activists at a #SockIt2PP rally|
Here's the 2015-2016 report, the 2014-2015 report, and a breakdown of key statistics:
- 2.4 million patients, a decline of 100,000 over last year.
- 321,700 breast exams (NOT mammograms) performed, a decline of 42,103 over last year.
- 2,808,815 contraceptive services, a decline of 136,244 over last year.
- 9,419 prenatal care services, a decline of 8,000 over last year.
- 328,348 abortions, an increase of 4,349 over last year.
- In addition, there is a new line item this year, "miscarriage care" (2,073 provided), which may be a covert reference to abortion.
As expected, Planned Parenthood continues to follow the same pattern we've seen over the past decade: a decline in legitimate health care, and an increased focus on abortion. The rise in abortions from 2014 to 2015 may seem modest, but it comes against the backdrop of a plummeting abortion rate. Planned Parenthood is maximizing its share of the abortion market. Meanwhile, as Planned Parenthood backs away from responding to low-income women's real needs, regional charitable healthcare providers like the ones featured at FundWomensHealth.com are forced to pick up the slack.
Other highlights from the latest report:
- Planned Parenthood obtained 41% of its revenue from "government health services reimbursements and grants." Its total annual revenue was $1.14 billion dollars.
- The 2015-2016 report works very, very hard to whitewash the organization's racist roots, beginning with a section entitled "History of Our Movement" which claims that Margaret Sanger opened a clinic in Harlem "in response to many black women being denied access to health and social services" (ignoring her well-documented eugenicist motives); highlights its first president of color in 1989; and claims that "women of color ignite[d] the reproductive justice movement" in 1994. There is also a section of the report, "Fueling the Movement" (beginning on page 17), devoted to "combating ... anti-abortion tactics that target Black women" and infiltrating the strongly pro-life Latinx community.
- Planned Parenthood brags about having 300 campus groups—paling in comparison to 1,140 Students for Life of America campus groups!
- It spent about $4 million on efforts to "refresh our brand."