Planned Parenthood increases its number of abortions by nearly 13,000, annual report reveals

By Dave Andrusko

No doubt they hate to hear it, but the latest annual report confirms that “When you think abortion, think Planned Parenthood.”

Even as the overall number of abortions continues to decline, Planned Parenthood aborts more and more babies—a jump of 3.88% in 2018. PPFA took the lives of 332,757 unborn babies in 2017 but 345, 672 in 2018.

Put another way, its market share, always hefty, grows larger virtually every year. It is now approximately 40%.

You can read PPFA’s “Annual Report 2018-2019” here.

I will offer a brief, broad brush summary. Dr. Randall K. O’Bannon, NRLC Director of Education & Research, will provide many more important details.

*As noted above, 345,672 unborn babies lost their lives at PPFA abortion clinics.

*If you look on page 23, you see a graphic that contains the same consciously misleading role of abortion in PPFA’s “services.” Instead of the customary “3%,” you see “4%.”

As everyone up to and including the Factchecker at the Washington Post has made clear, this is highly misleading.

In 2018, the Post’s Ye Hee Lee wrote

The 3 percent figure that Planned Parenthood uses is misleading, comparing abortion services to every other service that it provides. The organization treats each service — pregnancy test, STD test, abortion, birth control — equally. Yet there are obvious difference between a surgical (or even medical) abortion, and offering a urine (or even blood) pregnancy test. These services are not all comparable in how much they cost or how extensive the service or procedure is.

*“Planned Parenthood receives nearly $1.7 million dollars every day from U.S. taxpayers,” as Carole Novielli explained.

*PPFA’s and its affiliates’ total revenue exceeded $1.6 billion ($1,638,600) in 2018. PPFA’s national office and its affiliates’ net assets for 2018 totaled nearly $2 billion–$1,993,000, to be exact.

*As Dr. O’Bannon will detail, 2018 saw a continuation of the recent pattern of PPFA providing fewer of its signature product—contraception—and even fewer of something it never did much of to begin with—adoption referrals.