The person behind Planned Parenthood’s PR strategy may want to rethink the timing of their new report. for 2009: Abortion Numbers are up, Adoption Referrals are Down, Prenatal care is Down.
Faced with dozens of criminal cover-ups, the end of government funding, and new evidence that its clinics were hiding 164 incidents of statutory rape in Kansas, this might not be the best time to remind America that your primary service is killing unborn children.
This week, the organization released its latest numbers from 2009–and if they hoped to bolster their argument that they care about women’s health more than profit, this is not the document to do it.
The bottom line is their bottom line.
Once again, the number of abortions has climbed 332,278 while the number of adoption referrals has dropped 977.
To put those numbers in perspective, if a woman walked into a Planned Parenthood clinic two years ago, she was 340 times more likely to receive an abortion than an adoption referral.
Exactly what part of that statistic makes the case that this organization’s primary concern is women’s health? The nation’s largest provider of abortion is the largest recipient of Title X funds.
As(R-Ind.) said yesterday, there are literally thousands of centers across the country–other than Planned Parenthood–that receive federal funding and offer real care to low-income women.
His legislation would help protect those women who find themselves in crisis pregnancies by ensuring that they have access to organizations that see them as patients, not dollars signs.
Planned Parenthood increase in abortions
Planned Parenthood’s report shows that the organization helped just 977 women obtain adoptions, and provided 7,021 women with prenatal services. Thus the group provided roughly 50 abortions for every 1 instance of prenatal service, and more than 1,000 abortions for every adoption. The 2009 figures show a drop in both adoption referrals and prenatal care.
via Catholic Culture