Washington, D.C. – A newly-released report by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America shows that the organization performed over 300,000 abortions in 2011, marking a record since the group was founded by Margaret Sanger in the early 1900’s.
According to the report, 333,964 abortions were performed during the 2011-2012 fiscal year, up from 329,445 in 2010. Planned Parenthood generated over $150 million from abortion services that year alone.
The document also reveals that government funding stood at $542.4 million, which is the largest in the history of the organization, making up 45 percent of its annual budget.
Outlined in both list form and a pie chart, Planned Parenthood’s largest focus was sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s), as it tested and/or treated 3,744,949 people for sexual ailments, which included over 680,000 HIV tests. In total, nearly 4.5 million individuals visited Planned Parenthood for issues related to sexual diseases, being the sector served most by far.
Second in line to STD’s was the provision of contraception, which included the performance of over 800 sterilization procedures on women and over 1,500 vasectomy operations on men nationwide. These surgeries render an individual infertile, unable to conceive children for life. Over 3 million people were provided with contraceptives or other forms of birth control in 2011 — from temporary to permanent.
“These reports look at the many ways Planned Parenthood is striving to create the healthiest generation ever,” Planned Parenthood wrote on its website, announcing the release of the statistics. “Through its health centers across America, its unique sex education programs, and its tireless efforts to defend the health and rights of women, Planned Parenthood is working to build a healthier world for a diverse new generation of women, men, and young people – both at home in the United States and around the globe.”
However, others disagree that Planned Parenthood’s focus is saving lives, but rather promoting sexual activity, and then finding a quick fix when reproduction takes place.
“For decades now, Planned Parenthood has operated the most proficient killing machine in the United States,” Douglas R. Scott, Jr., president of Life Decisions International, told reporters. “And the machine has set yet another record.”
“The more access Planned Parenthood has to young people, the higher the rate of sexually transmitted disease,” he added about the matter. “Abstinent teens do not get such sexually transmitted diseases; abstinent teens do not become customers of Planned Parenthood.”
Planned Parenthood was founded in 1921 by Margaret Sanger, which was originally known as the American Birth Control League. She later changed the name as some found it offensive.
“We are paying for, and even submitting to, the dictates of an ever-increasing, unceasingly spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all,” Sanger once said, who was reportedly a staunch advocate of eugenics. “The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”
Sanger was also the publisher of the newspaper The Woman Rebel, which she subtitled “No Gods, no masters.”