Communications Department


Feb 22, 2021 | 2021 Press Releases, Press Releases, Press Room

WASHINGTON — Planned Parenthood released its 2019-2020 annual report late Friday, and it shows that, despite a transition in leadership and a very slight decline in revenues, Planned Parenthood performed a record number of abortions in 2019.

The 354,871 abortions represent more than 41% of the most recent reliable national abortion figure from the Guttmacher Institute and gives Planned Parenthood a commanding share of the nation’s abortion market.

“It is obvious, given the volume of killing, the group’s enormous budget, and its aggressive abortion advocacy, that abortion is essential to Planned Parenthood and that Planned Parenthood has tried to make itself essential to the performance, promotion, and defense of abortion in this country,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life.

Planned Parenthood took in about $24 million less in revenues than it did in record-setting 2018, but the $1.641 billion in revenue for fiscal 2020 (July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020) represents an incredible income for one of the nation’s most profitable “non-profits.” Revenues outweighed expenses by $69.7 million, giving the “non-profit” a healthy bottom line for the year.

“Planned Parenthood likes to bill itself as a ‘trusted health care provider’ and a ‘passionate advocate for women’ but its latest annual report makes clear that the promotion and continued performance of abortion is the primary ‘service’ for which they advocate,” said Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., director of Education and Research for National Right to Life, one of the right-to-life movement’s most authoritative experts on the abortion giant.

Most of Planned Parenthood’s money went towards “medical services,” which came in at about $965.5 million. It is impossible to estimate how much of this income came from performing abortions, because Planned Parenthood does not make these numbers public and the prices for abortions vary regionally at Planned Parenthood affiliates. In addition, the cost of different abortion procedures varies based on how old the unborn baby is at the time of the abortion, making even general calculations impossible.

Planned Parenthood’s annual report also shows that prenatal services and adoption referrals, already rare at Planned Parenthood, were down again for 2019.

*Just 8,626 women received prenatal care at Planned Parenthood clinics in 2019.

*Just 2,667 women were referred for adoptions. That means there were more than 41 abortions at Planned Parenthood for every prenatal visit and Planned Parenthood took the lives of 133 unborn children for every mother they sent to an adoption agency.

Founded in 1968, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of 50 state right-to-life affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, NRLC works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia.