Planned Parenthood’s Annual Report: 328,348 Abortions Performed by Organization in 2015

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WASHINGTON — Following a several month delay, Planned Parenthood has released its annual report, which reveals that the number of abortions performed by the organization are the highest since 2011 while the number of women using Planned Parenthood’s services in general continues to be the lowest in a decade.

The abortion and contraception giant releases the report each year to tout its achievements, which include services largely centering around sexual activity.

“Planned Parenthood has spent a century expanding and protecting access to sexual and reproductive health care and information so all people feel empowered to build the future they want,” the organization wrote in the introduction to its new report. “[W]e have much to be proud of in our first 100 years.”

While the organization noted that abortion rates in the U.S. are the lowest since the 1973 decision of Roe v. Wade, its annual tally also showed that Planned Parenthood performed 328,348 abortions during the 2015-2016 fiscal year—the highest level since its 2011-2012 report, which tallied 333,964 abortions.

Planned Parenthood reported 323,999 abortions for its 2014-2015 fiscal year, 327,653 abortions for its 2013-2014 fiscal year, and 327,166 abortions for its 2012-2013 fiscal year.

However, the 2014-2015 figures showed that the number of women visiting Planned Parenthood is the lowest in almost a decade, and this week’s report showed only a slight increase. From 2013-2014, a reported 10,590,333 services were provided, from the provision of contraceptives, to STD testing, to abortion and other sexually-related services.

The following fiscal year, Planned Parenthood’s services dropped to 9,455,582—nearly a million fewer. In 2015-2016, Planned Parenthood provided 9,494,977 services to a reported 2.4 million men and women, down from 2.5 million the year prior.

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As it has been in previous years, Planned Parenthood’s largest focus was sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s), as it tested and/or treated over four million people for sexual ailments, with over 3.5 million tests.

Prevention and treatment for ailments contracted through sexual activity was significantly increased from the year prior, with 53,396 people receiving treatment for the human papillomavirus and other unspecified issues, compared to 32,233 in 2014-2015.

Second in line to STD’s was the provision of contraception, which included the performance of over 500 sterilization procedures on women and over 3,300 vasectomy operations on men nationwide. These surgeries render an individual infertile, unable to conceive children for life.

Over 2.8 million people were provided with contraceptives or other forms of birth control in 2015—from temporary to permanent, including over 700 thousand emergency contraception kits—down 200 thousand from the year prior. This figure continues to decrease, as 3.7 million contraceptives were provided in 2012, 3.5 million in 2013, and 2.9 million in 2014.

Only 9,419 women obtained prenatal care as many Planned Parenthood locations do not offer the service, and just 2,073 mothers obtained miscarriage care. Only 2,024 adoption referrals were provided compared to the 328,348 abortions performed.

While the provision of contraceptives was down and abortion was up, the organization’s taxpayer funding was also up to $554 million from $553 million the year before, and $528 million in 2013, which equated to 41 percent of its total income. It also received $257 million in private contributions.

$45 million of Planned Parenthood’s income was used for sex education—down three million from the year prior—and $38 million was used for public policy, or to influence legislation. Despite its expenditures, it still garnered a $77 million dollar profit, labeled as “excess of revenue,” up from $58 million in 2014.

“Planned Parenthood’s newly released 2015-2016 annual report reveals that abortion continues to be a big business for the nation’s number one abortion chain, as taxpayer funding rises and other services continue their downward trend,” Glen Foster, the president of Americans United for Life, said in a statement.

“Despite reports that the number of abortions performed in the United States is declining, Planned Parenthood once again reports an increase in the number of human lives ended in their facilities: 328,348 abortions last year. Additionally, despite their repeated claims that American women rely on them for life-saving health care services, many of their non-abortion services have continued to decrease,” he noted.

“Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood provides less than 1 percent of the nation’s Pap tests and less than 2 percent of its breast exams and cancer screenings,” also remarked Alexandra Desanctis of the National Review.

“The organization claims that women will lose essential care if it is defunded, but its clinics are outnumbered 20-to-1 nationwide by federally qualified health centers, which under the GOP plan would receive government funding in lieu of Planned Parenthood,” she added. “In California, the state with the most Planned Parenthood clinics by far, the abortion group has a mere 114 facilities compared with 1,694 community health clinics.”


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  • InTheChurch

    Pro-Choice folks, I hear you say that our taxes do not go to abortions at PP. Please explain this sentence to me.
    “the organization’s taxpayer funding was also up to $554 million from $553 million the year before, and $528 million in 2013, which equated to 41 percent of its total income.”
    I know it goes to many other services but also to abortions. So our tax dollars are aiding in the decapitation and dismembering of children.

    • TheLastHonestLawyer

      No, it does not go to fund abortions. To do so would violate the law and result in a loss of all funding.

      It’s called a budget. You breakdown where your funding comes from and allocate it to where it is needed. Since the Hyde Amendment forbids federal funding of abortion, Planned Parenthood makes sure that that money goes into other areas, like sex education, cancer screenings, pre and postnatal care, parenting classes, and the like.

      • InTheChurch

        Have you seen the actual budget and where every penny goes?
        They don’t need 500 million for those services. Other companies provide those services already and for way less. So again, why do we need PP?

        • TheLastHonestLawyer

          Have you?

          And please list these other companies, their rates, and their coverage nation wide.

          • InTheChurch

            Nope and I don’t care to. A woman can go to their local MD, clinic and/or hospital for services.

          • TheLastHonestLawyer

            So when you stated that there were other companies providing the same services for less you were lying. Good to know that you cannot be trusted to tell the truth.

          • Colin Rafferty

            Or they can go to Planned Parenthood. Why not?

            Please note that their local MD, clinic and hospital may also provide abortion services.

            Probably birth control as well.

          • InTheChurch

            We don’t need PP

          • Colin Rafferty

            You don’t need PP. Lucky you.

            It turns out that millions of people do need PP for non-abortion care, as you can tell because they have chosen to use them instead of someone else. In fact, they are so needed, that federal programs have spend over half a billion dollars on services there.

          • TheLastHonestLawyer

            Don’t care to or cannot do so? You made the positive claim, so please back it up or admit that you were speaking without facts to back up your claim.

        • Bob Johnson

          Way less? Many doctors and clinics won’t take Medicare and Medicaid patients. Why? Because they only get paid a portion of the cost of providing the service. So PP is out of pocket expenses even for these services.

    • Colin Rafferty

      The government doesn’t just hand money to Planned Parenthood, or any other health provider. They pay for procedures and visits for Medicare and Medicaid and other government funded health care.

      The government doesn’t pay for abortions, therefore, none of the government money went to abortions.

      • InTheChurch

        If PP uses a penny of the 500 million on direct or indirect costs, it went to abortion. MD salary, RN salary, light bill, gas bill, water bill, rent, mortgage and medical equipment is money used for abortion.

        • Colin Rafferty

          If the government is paying for a pap smear, that’s what it’s paying for. How does that go to abortion?

          • InTheChurch

            salaries, equipment and so on. Indirect costs is still supporting abortion.

          • Colin Rafferty

            The money from the pap smear pays for the equipment used for the pap smear, and for the doctor’s time doing the pap smear.

            Although I guess the basic infrastructure of the clinic can be seen a joint cost. But so is the road leading up to the clinic. Is the government also paying for abortions by allowing the patients to drive on federally-funded roads?

            It’s ridiculous.

          • InTheChurch

            Spin it all you want, indirect costs pay for abortions.

          • Colin Rafferty

            Absolutely. If the roads didn’t exist, the patients would never be able to get to the abortion clinics.

      • Kiki

        Yes, money is allocated to Planned Parenthood who doesn’t plan for parenthood but death to being a parent. Millions of dollars goes to these murdering bastards.

        Federal funds

        According to its 2014-15 annual report,
        Planned Parenthood receives $553.7 million annually in government
        health service grants and reimbursements, which is 43% of its overall
        revenue.

        However, Planned Parenthood does
        not receive that federal funding in the form of a blank check or a
        government account to be billed as the organization pleases. Rather,
        federal funding is allocated to Planned Parenthood in two ways: through Medicaid and public family planning services, most notably Title X.

        About 75%
        of Planned Parenthood’s government revenue comes from reimbursements
        provided through Medicaid, the government health care provider for
        low-income Americans. Planned Parenthood reports that one in five women between the ages of 15 and 44 is on Medicaid.

        These Medicaid reimbursements for preventative care work in the same manner as
        any other health insurance: A Planned Parenthood patient on Medicaid
        comes in and receives their care, after which Planned Parenthood submits
        a claim to Medicaid for the services provided. Medicaid then reimburses
        Planned Parenthood as it would with any other health insurance.

        • Colin Rafferty

          If you are going to copy&paste the article, you should read it. Here’s the key bit: “about 75% of Planned Parenthood’s government revenue comes from reimbursements provided through Medicaid”

          In other words, the money is coming from patients who have chosen to go to Planned Parenthood as their preferred health provider. Not the government handing them a blank check, but the government paying for (non-abortion) services rendered to patients.

          Which is exactly the point I made earlier. What is your point, other than you just don’t like any company that provides abortions?

      • Mary Stanley

        Nonsense, it all goes to the same bank account. The government keeps PP pumped up with cash so they can donate it back to the Democratic Party or any other vile human that supports the destruction of innocent babies. If the government isn’t supporting PP why does Cecil Richards fight so hard to keep the flow of tax dollars coming into her organization?

        • Henry Jenkins

          Thanks Mary. THANK YOU MARY! KEEP STANDING MARY!!

        • Colin Rafferty

          So what about the same bank account? The government is not paying for abortion.

          When I bring my car to the shop to get a tune-up, I’m not paying for your tinted windows. Even if I hate the idea of tinted windows, it has nothing to do with my tune-up.

          The government gives money to planned parenthood because actual patients who happen to have government-provided health insurance choose to go to planned parenthood to get medical care.

          The government is not directly supporting Planned Parenthood, any more than it is directly supporting any other health care provider. It is the patients that are supporting it because they are going there.

          As for why the head of PP is fighting to not have so many of her patients blocked from going there, it’s because she is running a business. She is doing exactly what she should be doing.

  • https://smultronstalletoutsidethecamp.wordpress.com Smultronstället

    Conservatives must realize that Islam is only the symptom, not the actual disease.

    Luther always said that “the Turk” is the rod of God’s wrath. In other words, Islam is like the common cold; something you could get rid off rather easily (at least out of your own country with borders etc.) – but MODERNISM is like AIDS: it weakens your immune system up to a point where even the common cold can kill you.

    God’s just WRATH is upon nations that murder children! Apple pie conservatism won’t change that fact! An Obama with more testosterone, intending to use more violent means to bring “women’s rights” to Arabs (=the right to murder children and to change the natural use into that which is against nature), is still just another kind of Obama. And wicked. It’s all WICKED! It’s a

    sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.

    Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.

    From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.

    Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.

    Isaiah 1:4-7

    • Chris

      “Luther always said that “the Turk” is the rod of God’s wrath.”

      Is this the same Luther who wrote the pamphlet entitled ‘on the Jews and their lies’? The same Luther who spoke of reason as the greatest enemy that faith has? I don’t think I’d be listening too much to him.

      • https://smultronstalletoutsidethecamp.wordpress.com Smultronstället

        Yes, this saintly man also stood strong against the lies of international Jewry, and against filthy human pride.

  • https://www.facebook.com/doug.bristow3 Doug Bristow

    The very idea of all these babies being murdered makes me physically ill, heart broken and mad as Hell!!!! Planned Parenthood and any other entity that is in the baby murder business needs to be permanently shut down!!!!

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Planet Earth is melting away because of the baby-killing mankind…

  • This style 10/6

    The picture at the head of the article is completely, deliberately misleading. That does not represent abortion. It is a lie.

  • JoePaul

    John Ossoff’ s political commercial in Georgia having the old hypocrite Dr. Mindy Fine, Obstetrics & Gynecology admonishing Karen Handle for cutting funding for Planned Parenthood breast exams when she was President of The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, is quite hypocritical. She neglected to mention that Planned Parenthood provides less than 1 percent of the nation’s Pap tests and less than 2 percent of its breast exams and cancer screenings, but Planned Parenthood DID perform 328,348 abortions in 2015, and sells the murdered baby parts for more profit. I guess Dr. Mindy Fine never took or doesn’t believe in her Hippocratic Oath.
    A portion of the Hippocratic Oath is: “I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect. Similarly I will not give to a woman an abortive remedy. In purity and holiness I will guard my life and my art. Her and her Abortionist doctor friends are HIPPOCRITES.

    • Colin Rafferty

      Don’t forget the beginning of the Hippocratic Oath: “I swear by Apollo the Healer, by Asclepius, by Hygieia, by Panacea, and by all the gods and goddesses”.

      • JoePaul

        Yes, this oath was written Before Christ but the Hippocratic Oath is still an oath taken by doctors but not honored by abortionists, like Dr. Mindy Fine
        I figured some Liberal Socialist supporting baby murder would have some dumb comment. By the way is that an un-aborted baby you have in your hands? Lucky kid! Planned Parenthood DID perform 328,348 baby murders in 2015 and millions in the last decade. Mindy Fine and Jon Ossoff are both hypocrites.

        • Colin Rafferty

          Yes, the hippocratic oath was written before Christ. It was also written before modern medicine. The oath that is spoken now has no mention of either Apollo or Abortion, so doctors don’t worry about either part that is obsolete and not mentioned.

          And yes, Planned Parenthood does perform hundreds of thousands of abortions a year. Each time, to someone who walked into their offices, and chose to do it. Planned Parenthood doesn’t force anyone to have an abortion.

          • JoePaul

            I believe in assisted suicide if the patient wants it but that is against the law. These aborted babies have no say. A woman can murder a baby for convenience and Planned Parenthood sells their parts. Killing a baby is no more than murder. Bacteria on mars is considered life but a fetus on earth is not. Planned Parenthood makes a fortune selling body parts. Planned Parenthood doesn’t force anyone to have an abortion but t

  • mbh57

    To breakdown the 2015 abortion numbers even more, that’s an average of 899.6 abortions per day; and 37.5 per hour. This is the face of genocide.

  • Kiki

    No wonder the Muslim population will take over, think about it!

  • Joe S Hill

    When these Planned Parenthood people all stand before Jesus Christ on their appointed time of judgement, not only will they be in for a huge shock when they stand before Christ, but they’ll all meet the thousands of aborted children that they’ve all murdered, and they will not enjoy the verdict that Jesus Christ hands down on all of them!

  • Watchdogman

    I see nothing wrong with destroying PP. anyway possible.

  • rottenrollin

    Strangest damn thing.

    The Dimmercrats not only condone, they propel this mass murder.

    And the victims are, by and large, Dimmercrats.

    Stranger than hell.

  • Jimmy Carroll

    Should be declared a act of genocide and should be heald accountable.