Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics and… Planned ‘Parenthood’
Julie Rovner, NPR health policy correspondent: Well, the conflict is really that PP keeps its statistics according to the percent of those services that are provided, not according to how many people get what… Sarah Stoesz from PP kind of misspoke when she said it was 3% of patients who come in get abortions.
It is actually a little bit closer to the 10% that [Susan B. Anthony List President] Marjorie Dannenfesler suggested, because there are about 3 million patients who come in. There are about 300,000 abortions provided…
Neal Conan, host: And the difference might be that the same woman who later received an abortion also got a pregnancy test and counseling and some other services.
Rovner: Absolutely. So many of those patients are getting more than one service and who – many of the patients who get an abortion are probably getting other services as well.
“A little bit closer”? 3 million divided by 300,000 is actually 10%. Furthermore, and the bigger point, as LiveAction.org pointed out, over 35% of PP’s income comes from abortion. NPR would be fair and balanced to report that statistic as well.
Actually, almost 37% of their health center income is from abortions, in fact…
- Annual abortions performed at Planned Parenthood: 305,310
- Average cost of abortion: $450 (This is based on what Planned Parenthood across the country has told Live Action staff, although it is slightly higher or lower depending on what part of the country it is.)
- Total income from abortions: $137,389,500
- Total health center income: $374,700,000
This means that fully 36.7% of Planned Parenthood health center income comes directly from aborting unborn children.
This is a far cry from the 3% number that they try to dupe the public with. Doesn’t it say something that even Planned Parenthood, the leading abortion chain in America, tries to downplay their role in ending the lives of unborn children? Someone feeling a little guilty?
So PP’s final score is:
3% of their services are abortions
10% of their patients have abortions (And another 10% are aborted!)
37% of their income is from abortions
Over 200 million dollars a year in private donations
Over 300 million dollars a year in ‘donations’ from us taxpayers
But they only want you to think about the 3%…
DEFUND PLANNED ‘PARENTHOOD’ NOW!