One Abortion Every 94 Seconds

 National Right to Life releases analysis of Planned Parenthood’s Annual Report

NRLlogoWASHINGTON – A new analysis from National Right to Life finds that nearly 1 in every 9 women who go to a Planned Parenthood clinic have an abortion and that those clinics perform an abortion in the United States once every 94 seconds. Those revelations, among others were contained in a review of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s (PPFA) 2011-2012 annual report conducted by National Right to Life Director of Education and Research Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. Dr. O’Bannon is one of the right-to-life movement’s most authoritative experts on the abortion giant.

“By their own numbers, Planned Parenthood continues to show that they are deeply entrenched in the business of abortion,” said Dr. O’Bannon. “In 2011, Planned Parenthood clinics performed 333,964 abortions. Even as current data indicate the total number of abortions in the U.S. has been going down, Planned Parenthood keeps increasing its share of the abortion industry performing well over 25% of the annual estimated total of abortions performed in the United States.”

Dr. O’Bannon’s analysis also revealed:

  • At going rates for a standard surgical abortion performed at 10 weeks ($451), the 333,964 abortions Planned Parenthood performed represent an income of at least $150.6 million. (Collectively, the organization showed nearly $1.2 billion in revenues with more than 45% of that ($542.4 million) coming in the form of “Government Health Services Grants and Reimbursements.”
  • Planned Parenthood increased their “adoption referrals to other agencies” – to 2,300. Even so, abortions at Planned Parenthood still outnumbered adoption referrals by a 145-to-1 margin.
  • Birth control, breast exams/care, and cancer screenings (that Planned Parenthood touted as major issues during the 2012 election campaign) actually decreased while abortions reached their all time record.
  • Prenatal care – offered at only a handful of PPFA clinics to begin with – dropped for a second year in a row, a perfect illustration of how tenuous Planned Parenthood’s commitment to a woman’s full range of “reproductive options” truly is.

Dr. O’Bannon’s complete article is available here:

“Planned Parenthood continues to be the single-largest abortion provider in the United States. And regardless of what they say, their data and their deeds show that abortion continues to take up a very large percentage of their operations and focus,” O’Bannon concluded.

Dr. O’Bannon is available to provide interviews and further commentary on Planned Parenthood’s latest annual report and their continued efforts to expand their abortion business. To arrange an interview, please contact the NRLC Communications Department at (202) 626-8825.

Founded in 1968, National Right to Life, 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.