New Planned Parenthood Report: 327,166 Abortions Performed in 2012

ultrasoundWASHINGTON — A newly-released report by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America shows that the organization performed over 300,000 abortions in 2012–the latest figures on record.

According to the report, 327,166 abortions were performed during the 2012-2013 fiscal year, down from 333,964 in 2011. The decrease of 6,800 abortions tallies to a two percent drop from the previous year, but prenatal care services also dropped 31.9 percent, a significant decline in care for pregnant mothers.

Planned Parenthood cites that there were 2,197 adoption referrals during the period, equating to 149 abortions for every one referral.

Like 2011, Planned Parenthood’s largest focus was sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s), as it tested and/or treated over 4 million people for sexual ailments, which included over 697,00 HIV tests, up by 17,000 from the previous year. There were over 3 million sexually transmitted infection tests provided alone.

Second in line to STD’s was the provision of contraception, which included the performance of over 821 sterilization procedures on women and over 1,3749 vasectomy operations on men nationwide—the latter figure being over double from the previous year. These surgeries render an individual infertile, unable to conceive children for life.

Over 3.7 million people were provided with contraceptives or other forms of birth control in 2012 — from temporary to permanent, including 1.5 million emergency contraception kits. Planned Parenthood notes that 515,000 “unintended pregnancies [were] prevented by these birth control services.”

Other analysts have noted that in addition to the organization’s drop in prenatal care, there was also a 14.22 percent drop in cancer screenings. However, its income was the largest ever, with $540.6 million in taxpayer funding/grants, and a total of $1.3 billion in net assets.

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“We are stronger than ever because we are more diverse than ever,” Chair Alexis McGill Johnson and President Cecile Richards write in a forward to the report. “This year, the number of Planned Parenthood chapters on college campuses increased by 50 percent. We now have seven million supporters—more than 25 percent of our new supporters are under the age of 35 and a fifth are people of color.”

Randall O’Bannon, Director of Education and Research for the National Right to Life Committee, agreed that the organization is strong and powerful—but to the detriment of the nation.

“Planned Parenthood is rich, powerful, and politically well-connected. Every page of the 2012-2013 annual report signals that it will continue to aggressively promote its abortion agenda both here and abroad,” he wrote in a recent review of the report. “[T]here is nothing in these newest figures that threatens to dislodge Planned Parenthood as the nation’s largest abortion provider and promoter. PPFA accounts for at least 27%-29% of the intentional deaths of unborn babies in the United States.”

Sanger's newsletter "The Woman Rebel."
PP founder Margaret Sanger’s 1924 newspaper “The Woman Rebel.”

However, O’Bannon stated that the two percent decline in abortion services shows how many Americans can help to save lives by being active to reach out to abortion-minded mothers.

“It is clear that the wealthy abortion giant isn’t going to just walk away. But let this small drop in abortions be a reminder that the efforts of pro-lifers, educating their communities, voting, passing laws, reaching out to abortion vulnerable women, and praying can make a difference,” he said. “A woman who finds out there are better, life-affirming alternatives to abortion may decide not to be Planned Parenthood’s latest customer or conscript.”

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.”


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  • diane comer

    Im not afraid nor ashamed for anyone to know who i am or where to find me. What i sayis the truth. But the truth is, that if people don’t want to have children, or not ready for them yet, all they have to do is use a little protection in the beginning, and that will cut way down on abortions in the beginning. But if you are too lazy to use protectipn, and someone gets pregnant, then go ahead and have the baby. The man AND the woman both can use protection. Exodus 20: 13.

  • Sir Tainly

    I do not believe that abortion is murder. Therefore it should remain a deeply personal and private choice for women and/or couples to grapple with and I wish them all peace.

    For whatever it’s worth to you (the argument frustrates many that seek to stop abortion in God’s name though.) Numbers 5: 11-31 is a record where it is recorded that God will give a miscarriage to a woman that has been unfaithful. At the very least I believe that God knew the woman might be pregnant, so when the King James talks about thigh rot (politely said here) and her becoming a curse….whether she has a miscarriage or not seems obvious.

    I think that many people sincerely believe that abortion is murder, and they mistakenly seek to take the same option away from women or couples that may find themselves in a similar situation. Their version of purity and ethical integrity does not fit well with many people or their unique situations, but I do not deny them the freedom to not choose abortion either.

    In Numbers God Himself aborts fetuses in certain situations, but these do-gooders think that they know it all. Abortion is not murder….unless you think that God is morally inferior to you as well based on Numbers 5.

    Every Christian has the right to choose for themselves whether or not to have an abortion, so does everyone else in our country. But since according to the laws (both ours and God’s) abortion is not specifically a crime and even something that God himself has done assuming the ancient Jews ever carried out this ritual…..what exactly gives us the right to as people to take away another’s liberty to choose? What gives us the right?…

    The issue as I see it is that God gave all care and responsibility for a fetus to the mom first and foremost, and of course by association to anyone involved in her life. Care for pregnant women will of course reflect on us as a culture in God’s eyes I believe. But the choice is hers.

    There ARE NO STATUTES banning abortion in the Bible or even the self-induced miscarriages that happened in Egypt before Moses lived, and even in this (in Numbers 5) case an abortion (pretty much) is granted by God. And we don’t stone and vilify women publicly anymore since Jesus told the one woman that he did not condemn her either.

    So Biblicaly speaking the urge to ban abortions may be ethically and spiritually refuted by any number of answers from “none of your dang business” TO “not only is your law stupid, but it has no resemblance whatsoever to anything God has said….EVER.”

    • http://ChristianNews L. D.

      “THE CHOICE IS HERS”? You are saying that the responsibility is hers. CHOICE involves being informed, which in practice abortionists skirt around (it is well documented). Abortion is murder, and does not matter that you “don’t believe if is murder”. You are of your father the devil and his deeds you will do. He began murdering children in ancient times, and he hasn’t stopped: he’s just managed to convince, silly people that the unborn isn’t life; he’s the father of lies.

      • Sir Tainly

        L.D. said:….to me!?
        “You are of your father the devil and his deeds you will do. He began murdering children in ancient times, and he hasn’t stopped: he’s just managed to convince, silly people that the unborn isn’t life; he’s the father of lies.”

        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

        I’ll tell you one truth L.D., and then my opinion:

        God has never forbade abortions or even induced marriages and they were going on in Egypt when Moses was raised and educated as a prince of that country. Then when Moses by God’s will was writing the law, it was never brought up.

        I guess that they lacked your wisdom as to God and the father of lies. Since you seem to be so mixed up that you can not tell a real commandment of God from a commandment of men it also follows that you wouldn’t know a true child of the devil from a child of God.

        The following verse clearly illustrated the problem that you need to come to grips with. I hope that you hear his voice today. It is with no small sense of irony that your outburst has provoked me to break out what must be the big guns to you, by that I mean it to be an actual commandment of God’s……..

        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

        Matthew 5: (1599 Geneva Bible)
        21 [m]Ye have heard that it was said unto them of the old time, Thou shalt not kill: for whosoever killeth shall be culpable of judgment.
        22 But I say unto you, whosoever is angry with his brother unadvisedly, shall be [n]culpable [o]of judgment. And whosoever saith unto his brother, Raca, shall be worthy to be punished by the [p]Council. And whosoever shall say, Fool, shall be worthy to be punished with [q]hell [r]fire.

        • http://ChristianNews L. D.

          Jesus said that his mother, brother and sisters were those who hear and do the will of God. Procreation is the will of God. Those who do not hear and obey the word of God are bastards and not sons, meaning God will tell them “I never knew you” at the judgment.

          God purges every son that comes to him. He is not going to leave us ignorant if his will nor of Satan’s devices. If we are truly his children then we will here what thus saith The Lord above any man or angel speaking contrary to his will. From Genesis chapters one through 48 God is telling his creation to multiply over the earth. That is his perfect will, not just his permissible will.

          Hebrews 12:8
          But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

          We may be neighbors in the sight of God, which means I must love you, though we heartily disagree; but as Jesus said, my family is those that keep his word.
          If one is rejecting the sound doctrine of God’s word, after claiming to be of the household of faith, then we are to judg righteously.

    • http://ChristianNews L. D.

      “The Choice Is Hers”? All sinners must be preached the gospel, so that they understand the consequence of their choice: whatever the sin maybe. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the power of God unto salvation. Everyone in the world has the god given right to choose Life (Jesus) or refuse Life (Jesus): we must choose whom we will serve. Will we serve self and the devil, or will we say, “Not my will, but Thy will be done? GOD’S will is that we “be fruitful and multiply”, thus this refutes your lie that God said nothing about abortion.

      Miscarriage was not supposed to be at the hands of humanity. You are trying to handle the word of God to support your diabolical thinking, and you are grossly unqualified, for you have not the Spirit of God’s wisdom, instruction, understanding or fear. Jesus said, “Suffer (permit/allow) the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” Yes, he was talking of the born, but this also applies to the unborn. God is the one who plants life, and Jeremiah’s testimony proves this. When Jeremiah was lamenting, God spoke to him and told him that He (God) knew him in the womb (of his mother).

      As far taking babes in the womb, that is his holy authority, since he said, “All souls are mine”. He giveth, and he takes away, but he knows why, and because God is good, his purpose will be good, though it will NOT feel like it is good. Christian mothers who love and thus serve God lose their unborn everyday all over the globe by miscarriage. They grieve trying to find the sense of it all. Not all miscarriages are the work of God either; demons attack to steal, destroy and to kill.

      One thing for certain, every child aborted naturally or by the hands of humanity, will be with the Father in heaven, and their parents can meet them there if they chose to love God and obey his word. For those mothers and consenting fathers to abortion who don’t repent, most certainly, you will be held accountable before The Lord, in this life and the judgment. I say in this life, because you have already forfeited to many blessings that one (or more) child would bring with them from heaven by God’s will.

      • Sir Tainly

        L.D. said:
        “You are trying to handle the word of God to support your diabolical thinking, and you are grossly unqualified, for you have not the Spirit of God’s wisdom, instruction, understanding or fear.”

        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

        Do I know the fear of God!?

        I have not been trying to support the subordination of peoples’ wills to the commandments of men as you now do!

        Nor am I treating you as you do, by trying to subordinate me.

        sub·or·di·nate (s-bôrdn-t)
        adj.
        1. Belonging to a lower or inferior class or rank; secondary.
        2. Subject to the authority or control of another.
        n.
        One that is subordinate.
        tr.v. (s-bôrdn-t) sub·or·di·nat·ed, sub·or·di·nat·ing, sub·or·di·nates
        1. To put in a lower or inferior rank or class.
        2. To make subservient; subdue.

        How is it that between the two of us I am not the one to be trying to make you seem insignificant and unqualified? What you are trying to do is subordinate me……..(see the first scriptural reference that I posted in the previous statement.)

        • http://ChristianNews L. D.

          I am not trying to make you seem anything. I quoted Jesus when he said, “Ye are of your father the devil and his deeds you will do.” The devil is a liar; it’s not only if we make or tell a lie that will see us in hell but even if we love a lie:

          14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

          15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

          16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

          If you are feeling anything based on what I said, it is conviction perhaps. I’m submitted to God’s will. I am saved by his grace. Does that make me better than the lost? No, it makes me more grateful, and relieved that god has saved a wretch like me. However, God’s word is true and every man and devil a liar. A liar will lie; that is his nature, until he is born again.

    • http://ChristianNews L. D.

      Jesus said, “THE LOVE OF money IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL”: this is one of the main purposes for abortion. Aborted fetal (baby) tissue is used in cosmetics, food, medical science. We disavow the right of life for the unborn, but we certainly don’t deny ourselves preservation by their bodies. God forbid. This is the height of selfishness; it is the gall of sin to make merchandise of the murdered unborn. Follow the money people and you will understand why the abortion industry must continue.

      God is not mocked; humanity is going to reap the fruit of their seeds: wrath is sown, and wrath shall be reaped; the wrath of the Lamb. God is looking upon the hardness of our hearts in what we do to the least of these, and he will recompense judgment at the time appointed, upon all the ungodly, for all their ungodly deeds that they have committed, and all their harsh speeches. He’s going to allow the worst tyrant of all tyrants to rule over them, for humanity has said, “We will not let this man (Jesus) reign over us”.

      • Sir Tainly

        1 Corinthians 4: (1599 Geneva Bible)
        3 As touching me, I pass very little to be judged of you, or of man’s judgment; no, I judge not my own self.

        4 For I know nothing by myself, yet am I not thereby justified; but he that judgeth me, is the Lord.

        5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who will lighten things that are hid in darkness, and make the counsels of the hearts manifest; and then shall every man have praise of God.

        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

        Luke 6:37-38 (1599 Geneva Bible)
        37 ¶ [a]Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: [b]forgive, and ye shall be forgiven.
        38 Give, and it shall be given unto you: a good measure, [c]pressed down, shaken together and running over shall men give into your bosom: for with what measure ye mete, with the same shall men mete to you again.

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        You need to do two things L.D.

        #1. At least please try to find an actual verse or two to rant about and not some ungodly commandments of men such as pro-life laws. Then at least your misjudgment might be covered by the old clear conscience clause.

        #2. Realize that such harsh sentences of the sort of which make so prolifically tend to come back on your own head.

        • http://ChristianNews L. D.

          I said, everyone in the world has a right to choose or to refuse God’s way whatever the sins may be, but that they will judge by a God in the end. Everyone’s works/deeds, whether good or evil will be called before The Lord for his righteous judgment. God is good, and when he created all that there is, he called it good, very good. One of the things that he called good was PROCREATION.

          I am quite aware that early video civilizations worshiped devils, as in Egypt, Mesopotamia and all around; they practiced fertility rites and they also aborted and used contraceptives. God was also aware, but he never altered his word to be fruitful and multiply. In fact, he called himself out a people through Abraham, to be separate and not do as the heathen, to be fruitful and multiply as the grains if the sands.

          I am not afraid of speaking truth, for it is the power of God. I am kept from my own wickedness that I would do by that same power, so when I am judge I will hear, “Well done”. We who bear the sword of God’s word don’t do do in vain. God told the prophet Isaiah to not be afraid of the people’s faces, to their response to the fiery word that God poured into the mouth of Isaiah to declare. god made him a sharp threshing instrument, because he knew the people’s hearts were harden against the Lord’s will.

          God said his word is like a hammer that breaks the stony rock into pieces. When our hearts are like stone. God had to use someone else he had to break and shape to preach his word: to be instant in and out of season, to reprove, rebuke and exhort unto all righteousness, so that others may hear, fear and be warned, and ultimately be saved. Love you no matter how angry you are with me,and God.

        • http://ChristianNews L. D.

          Job 32:8
          But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.

          God’s Spirit gives us understanding of God’s will through his Word. Jesus told us to be filled with the Spirit. That the Holy Ghost will lead and guide us into All. Truth. Jesus himself received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and he said He would baptize the believers with that same Spirit. Jesus fulfilled Isaiah 11: He had received the Spirit of wisdom, counsel, knowledge, might, the fear of The Lord with a quick understanding and of understand Ing. God moves the same upon his true children. We are not ignorant of Satan’s devices when we are walking after the Spirit and not the flesh. We are understanding of what the will of The Lord is when we are walking after the Spirit and not leaning to our own understanding. And this is scripture I am quoting here; look it up. It is the will of God to allow the unborn to come forth.

          2 Timothy 3:16
          All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

          We are to judge what is right in the sight of God, not after the appearance of others. We are to instruct in holiness, we are to rebuke and to reprove in love that all may fear. Jesus said he came to save and not to judge while he walked this earth, but he didn’t stop there he reproved with the light of truth the works of darkness, and he said that his word is going to judge every man.

          The commission he left the body is to teach, preach to warn, love, the wicked. Open rebuke is better than secret love; see Proverbs. Love doesn’t excuse, cover up or ignore wrong doing. It shines the light and makes manifest the will of God. But, men will not come to the light, for their deeds are evil. When we come to the light, knowledge of the truth we are drawn and convicted by God’s Spirit to repent.

          Murdering the unborn is sin. You call it abortion, and we profoundly disagree with one another. God is love, but as I just showed you, love does demand we walk upright. We can find this in the epistle of John:

          1 John 3:10
          In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.

          The soul of the unborn is too our brother or our sister, and it is righteous to bring forth their life into the world as god has commanded. However, the children of the devil are not willing to do righteously. Love works no ill to his neighbor.

      • http://ChristianNews L. D.

        3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

        4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

        5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not…

        14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,

        15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

        16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage.

        17 But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;

        18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.

        19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.

  • http://ChristianNews L. D.

    Abortion is the doctrine of devils which has its roots in evolution theory, a core doctrine of Satan. Someone once said, “The devil has many tools, but a lie is the handle of them all.” Satan’s work is to deceive, and he has managed to, because of unbelief. Thank God for Jesus, the Word of Life, who came that we might have life anundantly: he has shown us the light of truth, that we may escape Satan’s deceptions.

    Abortion is not a political issue, it is a spiritual issue that reflects within our politics. Satan wants man in opposition to God’s will in every point. We wrestle not against flesh and blood but spiritual wickedness in high places, powers of darkness, principalities and darkness. Christians keep this is mind when talking to the eugenics crowd. First bind the strong man (Satan) in prayer; “this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting”, so fast as well, that God will open the eyes if the blind, unstop the deaf ears and soften the hard hearts on this spiritual issue around the globe.

    Satan always attempts to block the kingdom of heaven’s work. He killed the small babes during Moses’ time and during Jesus’ time to prevent God’s will from being done in earth as it is in heaven. He was not successful in getting to Moses or Jesus, because of the godly, god fearing women and men who believed and obeyed God. How many aborted babies could have been a blessing to humanity if allowed to be born by now?

    Make certain that you walk in wisdom, and are harmless as a dove in your stand for truth that you do not bring reproach against the name of Jesus, but don’t be afraid to stand for truth, for those who will know (accept) Him (Truth/Jesus) will be made free.

    • Sir Tainly

      Nuff said…by me…well you too probably L.D…..REALLY.

      • http://ChristianNews L. D.

        When the Holy grants me what to speak, I speak. When he says it is enough, then it is enough.

        Folly: I didn’t call you a fool, but since you pointed it out let’s take a good look at what and who the word of a god calls such:

        Proverbs 1:22
        How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
        It is foolish to hate the knowledge of God’s will and to call his will something else like murder.

        Proverbs 9:8
        Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

        The flesh hates the reproofs of God’s word, and thus we must crucify our fleshly wills to do God’s heavenly will, but as corner has never believed, so he holds God’s will in contempt. His pride and folly will appear before all one day.

        Proverbs 16:22
        Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.

        It is folly to teach men to transgress the will of God. If we understand that God is The BREATH OF LIFE then we won’t deny it to the unborn. Man prefers to hear a fools instruction than the wisdom of God. Again, their choice, but also their folly.

  • Sir Tainly

    I’m glad that you responded L.D., although I feel a disappointed in your response (certainly not conviction as you imagine it, but as I know my conviction to be true and just in my own spirit) because it seems so simple to me.

    I cautioned you with an actual commandments of the Lord’s and you continue to fly fancy free as to your imaginations of your own heart as pertaining to my perspective and mindset.

    You continue to claim for your cause the entire armor of God even though you have not one commandment to back your own reasoning up. It’s not as if I am incapable of continuing to share scriptures with you and I am certain that we could both continue on nearly indefinitely with an entirely scriptural point/counterpoint adnauseum and accomplish nothing except boor more reasonable and thoughtful readers of all persuasions.

    The only chink that you have in your presentation that I see is a much simpler and fundamental flaw….and I pray you hear me.

    You are not claiming the harsher sentences in God’s Word righteously, because you are not basing your stand on anything that the Lord actually said….you are basing it on your inferences and opinions concerning what the Lord said.

    There is a point in the Epistles of Paul where he differentiates between what he has received of the Lord and his own opinion and you are entirely lacking in that simple differentiation.

    Consequently you mistakenly claim to have solid ground as your imaginations dream up false judgments concerning heresy, chastisement, whether or not I have the spirit, and even…most regrettably that I am lying when I tell you that all your authority is dust when you imagine according to man’s devices what is righteous and what the Spirit intends when the Spirit entirely leaves these thing to parents and not any government of man. If God himself decided to let this issue alone, then your supposed doctrine is the new heresy and based on a different Jesus that never spoke such a thing. While you…probably meaning well (I’ll grant that) continue to put me down without cause in spite of my straight forward warnings that actually are exactly what the Lord has said. The only just cause I would recognize is something that the Lord actually said about abortion, not your suppositions about abortion. Can you not see the difference L.D.?

    That being said….you still seem to give lip service to letting people choose when you say, ” Again, their choice, but also their folly.”.

    Does this mean that in spite of your high opinion of your commandments from the fleshy minds of men…..that you would allow people the right to choose abortion for themselves? Or are you intent on the folly of seeking righteousness through the law, & a false law at that of the sort which has never proceeded from God’s thrown in the first place.

  • MeandEpiphany

    If you would kill your own baby, then you would kill me too.