WASHINGTON — Planned Parenthood released its 2021-2022 annual report on Monday, and it shows that, despite the COVID pandemic which caused lockdowns across the country, Planned Parenthood performed the second-highest number of abortions it has ever performed.
The service figures in this latest annual report cover October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021—before the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 24, 2022 decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Services.
Current trends would appear to put the percentage of U.S. abortions performed at Planned Parenthood somewhere north of 40% with the organization performing 374,155. This gives Planned Parenthood a commanding share of the nation’s abortion market.
“It is obvious, given the volume of killing, its enormous budget, and its aggressive abortion advocacy, Planned Parenthood is relentless in promoting unlimited abortion for any reason,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “Despite lockdowns during COVID and health care that was deferred for many Americans during the pandemic, Planned Parenthood continued to perform abortions at a near-record rate.”
Planned Parenthood took in a record $1.9 ($1,906.7) billion in revenue, making the abortion giant one of the nation’s most profitable “non-profits.”
Of the $1.9 billion in revenue, $670.4 million (or 35%) of Planned Parenthood’s revenue came from taxpayers in the form of “Government Health Services Reimbursements & Grants.”
“Planned Parenthood likes to bill itself as an ‘advocate for women’ but its latest annual report makes clear that the promotion and continued performance of abortion is the primary ‘service’ for which they advocate,” said Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., director of Education and Research for National Right to Life, one of the right-to-life movement’s most authoritative experts on the abortion giant.
Most of Planned Parenthood’s expenses went toward “medical services,” which came in at about $1 billion. It is impossible to estimate how much of these expenses were for performing abortions because Planned Parenthood does not make these numbers public and the prices for abortions vary regionally at Planned Parenthood affiliates. In addition, the cost of different abortion procedures varies based on how old the unborn baby is at the time of the abortion, making even general calculations impossible.
Planned Parenthood’s annual report also shows that prenatal services and adoption referrals, already rare at Planned Parenthood, were the lowest numbers in over a decade.
· Just 6,244 women received prenatal care at Planned Parenthood clinics in 2021.
· Just 1,803 women were referred for adoptions.