Friday, September 10, 2010

New PP report shows increased abortion, decreased everything else

Back in July, Live Action wondered why Planned Parenthood's 2008 annual report was delayed. It has now arrived, and the figures show that Planned Parenthood has focused more on abortions and less on its supposed core services. (The total number of abortions done in the United States is decreasing.)
The new Planned Parenthood figures show it did 324,008 abortions in 2008 -- a 6.1 percent increase over the 305,310 abortions it did in 2007.

The 2007 figure was itself a 5.3 percent increase over the 289,750 abortions Planned Parenthood did in 2006.

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While abortions are on the rise at Planned Parenthood, adoption referrals declined to just 2,405 -- a 51 percent drop since 2007. Planned Parenthood now does 134 abortions for every adoption referral it makes.

The abortion business also helped only 9,433 prenatal clients, down substantially from the 11,000 women it provided prenatal care to in 2007.

Combined with the number of abortion referrals, 96.5 percent of pregnant women going to Planned Parenthood had abortions while just 3.5 percent of pregnant women received non-abortion services including adoption and prenatal care.
None of that surprised me, but this did:
Planned Parenthood showed a decline in a number of other areas, including a drop of four percent (almost 100,000 visits) in its primary customer base – female birth control customers. While Planned Parenthood often emphasizes that it is the only provider of health care in many areas of the nation, primary-care patients accounted for only one-tenth of one percent of its business in 2008.
I would have expected a spike in the demand for contraception in 2008 because the economic recession had just begun. Planned Parenthood often frames itself as an organization that focuses on prevention, not abortion-- especially when it solicits donations. Do you think that the new numbers will discourage truly "pro-choice" donors?

Bear in mind that these statistics are from two years ago. If the trend has continued, the relative focus on abortion is even higher now.


Jesurgislac said...

Wow, this is some creepy ugly crap.

Taking a woman's baby away from her to be adopted by a richer couple is not by any stretch of the imagination a "service" to any pregnant woman. It's a "service" that the "crisis pregnancy centers" provide to couples - bullying women who think they have no other option into having their baby and then giving it up for adoption, to the profit of the pro-life adoption industry and to her great loss.

Complaining that very few of the women who go to Planned Parenthood want to give up their baby for adoption is basically complaining that most women given free choice don't choose to be rentawombs.

It really sucks for you fascist pro-life types that the Magdalene Houses in Ireland no longer exist, and the Catholic Church is no longer providing a nice supply of healthy white toddlers to be adopted by American white parents. This is the smallest violin in the world and it's playing just for you.

Nulono said...

Right, because killing a child is much better than giving that child to a loving infertile couple that desperately wants a child.

Anonymous said...

*reading the blog* *raises my eyebrow* Wow. It's really creepy... =(

Should I love PP? No, thanks...

Yonmei said...

DarkCougar: Should I love PP? No, thanks...

Yeah. Why love an organisation that strives to help low-income women, those disgusting, dirty creatures for whom you have no concern? Floating in a happy little pro-life bubble is way more fun than worrying about what happens to women who need healthcare and can't afford it.

Nulono: Right, because killing a child is much better than giving that child to a loving infertile couple that desperately wants a child.

Might have known a rapist-lover would also be pro coerced adoption. Is there anything you don't like to take by force?