Planned Parenthood’s recently released annual report shows the organization is providing significantly more abortions than adoption referrals.
Planned Parenthood also provided 7,762 prenatal services in 2016-2017, down from 9,419 in 2015-2016.
Melanie Israel, a research associate for the DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society at The Heritage Foundation, told The Daily Signal in an email that the organization should not be receiving money for its services from the government.
“Planned Parenthood’s latest annual report underscores why taxpayers should not be forced to subsidize the abortion giant. Planned Parenthood performs 83 abortions for every one adoption referral,” Israel said, adding:
Meanwhile, fewer and fewer women are turning to Planned Parenthood for care like cancer treatment and prevention services, contraception, and prenatal services. The half a billion dollars currently flowing to Planned Parenthood could instead be directed to the thousands of centers that provide health care for women without entanglement in on-demand abortion.
In a statement included in the 2016-2017 report, Planned Parenthood said it is proud of its work.
“Every day, doctors, clinicians, and staff open the doors of Planned Parenthood health centers across the country,” Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and Naomi Aberly, board chair of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in a joint statement. “Every day, more than 8,000 people walk through those doors to get birth control, cancer screenings, STI testing, and treatment, and safe and legal abortion. They don’t come to us to make a political statement. They come to get compassionate, expert care.”
Catherine Glenn Foster, president and CEO of Americans United for Life, says Planned Parenthood’s focus is abortion.
“Planned Parenthood’s latest annual report demonstrates that the abortion giant’s bottom line is, as always, its bottom line,” Foster said in a statement. “Critical patient services such as prenatal care are dropping like a rock, while when it comes to abortion, Planned Parenthood continues to push aggressively to corner the market.”
The report states that the organization has had 2.4 million patients and has provided 9.5 million services.
It also states that it has tested 706,903 individuals for HIV and diagnosed 222,365 individuals with sexually transmitted infections.