Wednesday STOPP Report - January 08, 2020

PPFA 2018-2019 Annual Report--new financial data

This article gives you some detailed information on the financial 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 financial data in that report covers the period from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019. During that time, the organization was run by Dawn Laguens (four months) and then Leana Wen (eight 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.

In this article, we will call your attention to a few significant financial facts from the Report.

  • The total income of Planned Parenthood was $26.5 million less than last year. It is, of course, still at $1.6 billion, but the source of the decline is what makes this drop significant.
  • The lower income was, in large part, accounted for by the fact that Planned Parenthood had 400,000 less individual donors during this report period than in the previous year. That is a loss of over 26 percent of PPFA’s individual donors. We believe this loss is specifically the result of the public becoming more aware of PP’s focus on abortions rather than health care.
  • The lower donations were mitigated by an increase in taxpayer funding of the organization. Taxpayer funding now stands at $616.8 million—a record high number. These government income figures are for the period before the implementation of the HHS “Protect Life Rule.” Planned Parenthood was still receiving Title X, but was also receiving increased funds from states, cities, and counties in anticipation of the Title X reduction from the federal government. Hopefully, taxpayer funding has already begun to drop.

Planned Parenthood, of course, spends most, but not all, of the money it receives. The latest report shows it had “income in excess of expenditures” of $110.4 million. When added to last year’s “excess income,” Planned Parenthood made a profit of $355.3 million in just two years. 

In addition to how much money Planned Parenthood gets that it doesn’t need, is where it spends the money it does use. According to data presented on page 26 of the annual report:

  • Despite proclaiming itself as providing needed medical services to poor people, Planned Parenthood spends just 60 percent of its money on “medical services.”
  • Another 18 percent is spent on non-medical program services. What are they? Well, in its report Planned Parenthood lists them as:
    • Engage Communities (increase in spending this year)
    • Public Policy (increase in spending this year)
    • Advocacy (significant increase in spending this year)
    • Sexuality Education (increase in spending this year)
    • Health Care Support (DECREASE in spending this year)
    • Research (DECREASE in spending this year)
  • The final 22 percent is used for administrative and fundraising expenses.

Most donors in 2020—except those with a fixation on killing preborn babies—would not give to an organization that spends only 60 percent of its funds on what it claims is its primary mission.

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

PPFA 2018-2019 Annual Report--new service data

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.

PPFA 2018-2019 Annual Report--streamlining and digital future

On January 4, 2020, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) released its 2018-2019 Annual Report. In the report, Planned Parenthood wrote:

We continue to bolster our Federation to become more nimble, responsive, and impactful. We are leaning into governance practices that will better allow us to center our patients — all while driving our diversity, equity, and inclusion work to ensure that our staff, Boards, and supporters reflect the people we serve. 

Two days after releasing the 2018-2019 Annual Report, Planned Parenthood announced the implementation of a major restructure in New York State that illustrates the organizational changes that have been permeating Planned Parenthood for the last two years.

On January 6, Planned Parenthood announced the formal launch of Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY). The new affiliate is composed of what used to be five separate Planned Parenthood affiliates. Those affiliates were Planned Parenthoods of: New York City, Nassau County, Mid-Hudson Valley, Mohawk Hudson, and Southern Finger Lakes. PPGNY will operate 30 centers across 65% of the state.

Laura McQuade, President & CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater New York, told reporters “PPGNY will increase access to high-quality, expert health care to more New Yorkers, including access to birth control, cancer screenings, and safe legal abortion. With Planned Parenthood of Greater New York's stronger and bolder voice in advocacy, we will energize supporters and create lasting change in New York."

Of course, PPFA’s latest annual report documented its rise in the number of surgical and medical abortions as well as increased spending on “advocacy.” Readers may wonder how much more advocacy is needed in New York State after Governor Cuomo signed the outrageous Reproductive Health Act last year that opened the door to unfettered abortion and moved abortion from New York’s criminal code to its health code. The fact is, Planned Parenthood will not be happy until abortion is available to every woman on demand, with the government paying the bill. It will also demand sex education at every grade in every school, in-school clinics, promotion of every deviant lifestyle, and the removal of parents from the lives of their children.

As Planned Parenthood consolidates its affiliates across the country, this year’s annual report documented many of the digital weapons it is deploying for the battle. Illustrations of these weapons reported on by Planned Parenthood in its annual report include:

TelemedicineAllowing Planned Parenthood to prey on teens and vulnerable women using cell phones and other devices:

Telemedicine available in 17 states

Telemedicine abortion in 16 states


Planned Parenthood’s app for birth control prescriptions and UTI treatment right on your phone.

  • Total installs: 226,458
  • Total States: 25+DC
  • Unique patients with a visit or a refill processed: 18,820


A chatbot designed to push Planned Parenthood philosophy on unsuspecting young people by answering questions from anonymous users.

  • In Roo’s first six months: 744,776 anonymous conversations.
  • Sexual health experts also had 187,169 one-on-one conversations this year through Chat/Text, which is now fully integrated with Roo, allowing users to switch seamlessly from the chatbot to a sexual health expert.

Planned Parenthood is streamlining its operations and increasing its digital presence to promote the primary goals of its founder;

  1. Promote uninhibited sexual activity.
  2. Limit the number of births through birth control, including unconstrained abortion.
  3. Eugenics—the purification of the race through selective breeding.
    1. After decades of targeting the Black population, and succeeding at reducing its numbers, Planned Parenthood is turning its attention to the Latino community. It highlights Promotores de Salud (Health Promotors) in its latest annual report. It describes the program as being first launched in the early 1990s in Los Angeles to bring experts in sexual and reproductive health to “communities that too often don’t have access to the resources they deserve.”

The program has spread and, in 2017-2018, 218 promotoras reached 82,661 people at 16 Planned Parenthood affiliates across the United States.

Planned Parenthood currently runs five in-school clinics in Los Angeles and expects that number to grow to 50 schools by June, 2020. Students do not need parental permission to use the in-school clinics and parents are not notified of student visits.

It is time for people all across the country to rise up and protect their children, born and preborn, from the ravages of Planned Parenthood.

Jim Sedlak's statement on PPFA 2018-2019 Annual Report

400,000 Donors Walk Away from Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 6, 2020) - American Life League issued the following release today regarding PPFA’s latest annual report:

Planned Parenthood Federation of America released its 2018-2019 Annual Report over the weekend. Among other revelations buried in the report is the fact that the number of individual donors to the organization fell by 400,000 during the fiscal year ending last June.

Jim Sedlak, executive director of American Life League, said, “Although Planned Parenthood falsely proclaims itself as a women’s healthcare organization, the real nature of the organization received a great deal of public attention after its hiring of Dr. Leana Wen as president in November 2018 and her ultimate firing in July 2019. Wen clearly bought the healthcare lies of Planned Parenthood, and when she found out the truth about its almost total focus on abortion and politics, rebelled and was fired.”

The same just-released annual report shows that in the year before Wen arrived (October 2017 to September 2018) Planned Parenthood committed 345,672 medical and surgical abortions—the highest one-year total in the organization’s history. Planned Parenthood runs over 51 percent of all the abortion facilities in the nation and now admits to committing almost 40 percent of all medical and surgical abortions.

“Apparently,” Sedlak continued, “as the truly abortion focus of the organization became more and more apparent, not only did Wen leave, but 400,000 individual donors to Planned Parenthood stopped giving. That exodus resulted in Planned Parenthood reporting a $39.5 million drop in donations and a $26.5 million drop in total income—despite the fact that its taxpayer income increased by $53 million.

“ALL’s STOPP effort continuously educates the general public that Planned Parenthood has been lying to them and government officials for decades,” Sedlak concluded. “Now, its true nature as the nation’s number-one killer of preborn children—especially minority children—is becoming clearer, and its individual donors are walking away by the hundreds of thousands.”