Wednesday STOPP Report
20100915

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This information-packed weekly e-newsletter is the voice of STOPP, American Life League’s project that exposes the true nature of Planned Parenthood and documents its anti-life, anti-family programs. The Wednesday STOPP Report also spells out what dedicated grassroots pro-lifers can do to counter Planned Parenthood. Wednesday STOPP Report subscribers also receive special e-mail updates offering an in-depth look at timely pro-life issues.

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In This Issue

  • Planned Parenthood abortions and share of abortion market reach all time highs: Almost 5 million dead babies, and counting
  • Planned Parenthood's dastardly deception: "Abortion is 3 percent of our business"
  • Abortion is 96.5 percent of Planned Parenthood's maternity-related "services"
  • Planned Parenthood adoption referrals drop 51%
  • Planned Parenthood's primary customer base declines
  • Planned Parenthood sex education corrupts 1.2 million young people; millions more impacted by sexually explicit websites and lit
  • Planned Parenthood's claim of providing primary care is a ruse
  • Renewed call to defund: Planned Parenthood expenses fall dramatically; will not disclose income
Planned Parenthood abortions and share of abortion market reach all time highs: Almost 5 million dead babies, and counting

Although it has still not released its 2008-2009 annual report to the public, Planned Parenthood Federation of America recently quietly posted its 2008 "service numbers" on its web site, hidden under the "History of Planned Parenthood" on its newsroom page.

As expected, Planned Parenthood's abortion numbers reached an all-time high. The abortion mammoth admitted to committing 324,008 abortions in 2008. That represents a 6.1 percent increase over the 2007 figure of 305,310.

STOPP calculates that at an average of $470 per abortion, Planned Parenthood affiliates brought in $152,283,760 in 2008 by way of abortion income.

Nationwide, abortion numbers began falling in 1990 from an all time high of 1.6 million per year and declined through 2006, when they reached 1.2 million. However, while nationwide figures were declining dramatically, Planned Parenthood's abortion numbers continued to increase steadily. In 1990, Planned Parenthood's share of the abortion market was 8 percent. By 2008, its share of the abortion market had catapulted to 26.8 percent, proving beyond a doubt that the focus of Planned Parenthood's business is increasing abortions, and that Planned Parenthood's mantra that it is decreasing abortions through its salacious sex education and birth control is patently false.

The 2008 abortion figure of 324,008 brings the total number of abortions committed by Planned Parenthood to 4,987,817.

 


Planned Parenthood's dastardly deception: "Abortion is 3 percent of our business"

Planned Parenthood continues its attempts to deceive the American people in order to increase its government funding and abortion business in the face of growing opposition to abortion and to Planned Parenthood in our nation.

By playing games with the numbers, Planned Parenthood claims once again in this 2008 service numbers “Fact Sheet” that abortion is 3 percent of its business.

It arrives at that number by dividing the number of abortions it commits by the total number of “services.” In 2008, that would be 324,008 divided by 10,943,609.

To illustrate the absurdity of such a statistic, we could say that if Planned Parenthood hands out 97 condoms, it would count that as 97 “services.” Then it does 3 abortions, and claims that, because it also handed out 97 condoms, abortion is 3 percent of its business. This is a dastardly display of deception, specifically designed to lead the American people and the legislators who continue to give government money to Planned Parenthood to believe that a very small portion of Planned Parenthood’s business is abortion-related.

A better way to illustrate Planned Parenthood’s abortion-centered business model would be to see what percentage of its total clinic income is attributable to abortion. When we do the math, we see that Planned Parenthood’s estimated $152,283,760 2008 abortion income amounts to 40.6 percent of its 2007-2008 clinic income.

If Planned Parenthood wanted to accurately portray the extent of its abortion business, it would use the 40.6 percent figure instead of the deceptive 3 percent figure that it constantly regurgitates.


Abortion is 96.5 percent of Planned Parenthood's maternity-related "services"

Planned Parenthood claims it is all about “choice,” but a look at its maternity-related services to pregnant women paints a horrific picture of death and destruction inside the innocuous looking facilities.

The 2008 service figures show that 96.5 percent of pregnant women who received maternity-related “services” from Planned Parenthood aborted their children, with only 3.5 percent receiving prenatal care or adoption referrals. With these kinds of figures being presented, it is clear what kind of “counseling” goes on at Planned Parenthood.


Planned Parenthood adoption referrals drop 51%

Adoption is so far down on Planned Parenthood’s list of options that it is almost non-existent. The 2008 service numbers show that Planned Parenthood adoption referrals dropped 51%, down to 2,405 from 4,912 in 2007. This means that for every adoption referral at Planned Parenthood, 135 children suffered a grisly death by abortion.


Planned Parenthood's primary customer base declines

Planned Parenthood’s primary customer base is comprised of its female birth control customers. In 2008, Planned Parenthood recorded a four percent loss (almost 100,000 customer visits) among its female birth control customers.

This is consistent with an ever-growing lack of trust of Planned Parenthood, as women come to understand the truth about its deadly agenda. It is also consistent with Planned Parenthood’s continuing move to concentrate on its most profitable area of operation, abortion.


Planned Parenthood sex education corrupts 1.2 million young people; millions more impacted by sexually explicit websites and lit

Planned Parenthood affiliates’ sexually explicit, salacious sex education programs impacted 1.2 million young people in 2008. In addition, Planned Parenthood reports 18 million annual visits to its web site, www.plannedparenthood.org.

Planned Parenthood sexualizes young people through its programs, web sites and literature, and then profits monetarily from the contraceptives, STD treatment and abortions it sells them. Planned Parenthood fights abstinence-until-marriage programs tooth and nail, because sexually abstinent young people obviously produce no income for Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood generally lists “abstinence” first in the list of items presented in its sex education forays. However, a look at its web sites for teens, http://www.plannedparenthood.org/teen-talk/index.htm, along with other Planned Parenthood web sites such as Take Care Down There, its educational brochure Healthy, Happy and Hot, and its recommended resource It’s Perfectly Normal, reveal the truth about Planned Parenthood sex education.


Planned Parenthood's claim of providing primary care is a ruse

When clamoring for more funding, Planned Parenthood often claims to be the only source of health care for people in many rural areas. Planned Parenthood’s numbers betray that claim. Primary health care accounted for only one tenth of one percent of its services in 2008.


Renewed call to defund: Planned Parenthood expenses fall dramatically; will not disclose income

In addition to its Fact Sheet containing 2008 "service" numbers, PPFA posted another Fact Sheet on its web site called Planned Parenthood by the Numbers.

While revealing an expense figure of $863,900,000 for the 2008-2009 fiscal year -- $90 million less than the previous year it did not post an income number.

The last time PPFA had an expense number less than $900 million was in its 2005-2006 fiscal year when it reported total expenses of $847 million.

There has been much conjecture as to why PPFA has failed to release its 2008-2009 annual report, which would reveal its income. Making public this total expense figure gives credence to those who maintain that Planned Parenthood has not released the report because it shows the organization is in decline. Such a drastic reduction in spending is normally the result of a major decrease in an organization's income.

Planned Parenthood has been rocked by internal and external scandals over the last few years. It has seen three affiliates – in South Palm Beach, Florida; El Paso, Texas; and San Francisco, California – collapse due to financial issues. It has seen dedicated pro-life groups release tape recordings and videos shedding light on what really happens in its facilities. It has seen the African-American community raise up a loud voice against its operations because of its racist roots and current practices.

This lone expense number makes us believe that Planned Parenthood is not releasing its annual report because it wants to weather the storm until the expected millions of dollars from Obamacare start flowing into its coffers. But, the American people are tired of the lies. We call on Planned Parenthood to publicly release its 2008-2009 annual report NOW! Americans want to see the financial health of the organization into which we are pouring millions of dollars each year.

Because Planned Parenthood refuses to release the data, every level of government should immediately shut off all taxpayer funds to the organization.