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Planned Parenthood’s priorities and a sad irony

by | Dec 12, 2013


By Micaiah Bilger, education direction, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation

plannedparenthoodIt’s ironic how timely things work out sometimes. Take yesterday for example.

Here in Pennsylvania, a group of pro-abortion advocates introduced a series of bills about women’s issues. Fortunately, most of them dealt with other women’s issues and left the abortion alone. A new bill proposing a state-wide buffer zone was the exception.

Some of the bills were written to protect women from discrimination and violence, while another bill would require employers to provide a private space for mothers who breast feed.

I found it ironic that Planned Parenthood was among the groups touting this legislative package, because that very same day I also was looking over the organization’s annual report, which had just been released. (Read more here at “Planned Parenthood 2012-13 Annual Report Released; revenue reaches all-time high for nation’s largest abortion provider.”)

The report revealed that their priorities were much different from what the Pennsylvania Planned Parenthood advocates were touting to the press.

According to the Planned Parenthood 2012-2013 report:

– Cancer screening services dropped 14%

– Prenatal services declined by 32%

– Breast exams declined by 34% since 2009

– For every one adoption referral, Planned Parenthood performed 149 abortions

– Abortions made up about 94% of Planned Parenthood’s pregnancy services

While it is true that Planned Parenthood’s abortion numbers also dropped by 2%, the data points to abortion as the focus of their industry. (Its revenues were at an all-time high, fueled by 327,166 abortions.)

It’s sadly ironic that Planned Parenthood is lobbying for lactating mothers even as the majority of its clinic income comes from depriving women of their babies through abortion.

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