PPFA 2018-2019 Annual Report--new service data
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This article gives you some detailed information on the service data that was contained in the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) 2018-2019 Annual Report that was released to the public on January 4, 2020. The service data in that report covers the period from October 1, 2017, to September 30, 2018. During that time, the organization was being run by Cecile Richards (seven months) and then Dawn Laguens (five months).

STOPP publishes each year a data sheet on the last five years of Planned Parenthood numbers. It contains all the financial and service numbers in Planned Parenthood’s annual reports. That data sheet has been updated with the latest data from the new PPFA Annual Report and you can view it here.

When looking at the 2017-2018 service data, the first thing that jumps out is the number of abortions. During that year, Planned Parenthood committed 345,672 surgical and medical abortions. This is an increase of 12,915 over the previous year and the highest single-year abortion total in Planned Parenthood’s history.

In the 20 other services listed by Planned Parenthood in its annual report, 11 showed declines. Those included . . .

  • Female birth control customers
  • Emergency contraception kits
  • Male and Female sterilizations
  • PAP tests
  • Breast exams/Breast care

It did have a 50 percent increase in adoption referrals—to 4,279. But even that increase leaves Planned Parenthood killing 81 preborn children for every mother it refers for adoption.

Once again, this annual report lists the total services provided by Planned Parenthood as under 10 million (i.e. 9,821,548). This makes the fifth year in a row its service number has been under 10 million. Prior to 2014, the last time it had been that low was in 2004. Its highest services number was in 2009 and was 11,383,900. It really appears that Planned Parenthood has major problems attracting and keeping customers.

The customer data, itself shows Planned Parenthood is having problems. Way back in 1998, Planned Parenthood reported 2,366,729 unique customers. The following year it reported 2,600,000 customers and began a great expansion. It reached 3,140,540 customers in 2006 and was continuously above 2,600,000 until five years ago.

  • For the last four years in a row, Planned Parenthood has reported its customer number as 2,400,000. We know these customer numbers fluctuate from year to year. When an organization reports the exact same number for four straight years, it probably has a number lower than what is being reported—but doesn’t want anyone to know.

Bottom line on Planned Parenthood services: Surgical and medical abortions are on the rise and everything else is basically stagnant or declining.

For all the detailed Planned Parenthood service numbers, go to our five year recap document.