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Planned Parenthood's Blood Money Up $100 Million

Despite facing a dwindling clientele, revenues aren't heading in the same direction.

Jordan Candler · Jan. 5, 2018

Despite facing a dwindling clientele — roughly 2.4 million people walked through Planned Parenthood’s doors from October 1, 2015, to September 30, 2016, according to the organization’s latest annual report, a one-fifth reduction from the three million it registered in 2008 — revenues aren’t heading in the same direction.

When it comes to abortions, the numbers are actually more or less static. The latest annual statistics show that Planned Parenthood performed 321,384 baby murders in 2016, which LifeNews notes remains consistent with the expected average of between 320,000 and 334,000 a year. However, everything else is basically in a tailspin — except, of course, cash flow. In summary:

  • There are now more than a million fewer cancer screenings each year compared to 2009. Whereas 1,830,811 of them were recorded in 2009, the new report shows just 660,777. (Public service reminder: Planned Parenthood doesn’t perform mammograms at all.)

  • Contraception services are also depressed by over a million. The 2009 figure of 3,868,901 is considerably higher than the 2,701,866 now.

  • Prenatal services are similarly collapsing. In 2009, the organization reported 40,489 of them. Today, it’s a measly 7,762.

Given all this, the natural expectation would be to see reduced revenues as well. Except that’s not the case. In fact, Planned Parenthood is reporting $1,459,600,000 in revenue — $358.8 million more than 2009 and approximately $100 million than last fiscal year. After you recover from being shellshocked by the fact that the nation’s largest abortion provider basks in a $1.5 billion treasure trove, ask yourself: Why is there such a large discrepancy? LifeNews provides a clue:

Where did the bulk of the increased revenue came from? Surges in private giving seen in the last two annual reports. Private giving was $353.5 million in 2015. A year later it had jumped to $445.8 million. In 2017 the figure had risen to $532.7 million. This is a clear indication that Planned Parenthood has been able to turn well founded criticism against their reputation and their industry to their own financial advantage. It also illustrates, ironically, that there are non-governmental sources that PPFA can tap into if states chose to prioritize health funding to full service clinics.

It’s simply inexcusable that taxpayers foot any of Planned Parenthood’s bills. Fewer people are interested in any of its services, yet it still manages to raise an abundance of funds from private donors. Financially, the abortion mill isn’t in “need” of anything. Particularly when most of that money is going toward championing abortion. It also goes without saying: No amount of money can buy Planned Parenthood a soul.

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