Friday, December 30, 2011

Bad Week for the Abortion Industry

It's been a bad week for the abortion industry, which means a great week for babies!

Two notoriously skeevy abortionists-- Steven Chase Brigham and Nicola Riley-- have been charged with murder.  They allegedly killed viable babies while operating an illegal abortion mill in Maryland.  Already, their licenses to practice medicine had been revoked, bringing some measure of protection to women and their babies.  But criminal charges send an important message to other abortionists: What you are doing is killing, and while we may not be able to criminalize your chosen "profession" directly, you will be held accountable the minute you step over the legal line.  You are not above the law!

Another abortionist, Bruce Ferguson of New Mexico, has decided to retire today.  Although his departure isn't due to any moral insight, we're still glad to know that he has left his lethal business.  The abortion facility he worked in will close.

Last but not least, Planned Parenthood's latest annual report was released this week, and it confirms what pro-life advocates have been consistently pointing out in the de-funding battle: Planned Parenthood is first and foremost an abortion group.  Despite its rhetoric, it is far from being a neutral provider of women's health care and pregnancy options.
The new document the abortion organization posted shows Planned Parenthood did 329,445 abortions in 2010 while it provided prenatal care to only 31,098 women and referred only 841 women to adoption agencies. 
The number of women receiving prenatal care dropped significantly from 2009 to 2010, as the abortion business helped 40,489 women in 2009 — meaning almost 10,000 fewer women received prenatal support from Planned Parenthood last year than the year prior, or a drop of almost 25 percent. 
The number of women getting adoption referrals also declined — from a low 977 in 2009 to 841 last year, or a decline of 14 percent. 
Examined another way Planned Parenthood does 391 abortions for every adoption referral it makes and almost 11 abortions for every woman it helps with prenatal care. 


Ward Ricker said...

I wonder if this is due in part to the rise of Pregnancy Counseling Centers. If a woman does decide that she is going to carry the baby to term it would be easy for PP to say "Well then, there are those people over there who can help you out," and thereby relieve themselves of a burden. Any idea if it works this way?

Kelsey said...

Ward, I think you're right that pregnancy centers are filling in the gap, but abortion businesses definitely aren't referring anyone there. They're actively working to shut the pregnancy centers down.

Ward Ricker said...

I imagine you are correct. It would be hard for them to speak out against the CPCs if they are referring people there.