Michael, non-abortion services provided at Planned Parenthood (PP) clinics decreased in nearly every major category during the 2017–18 fiscal year. PP’s provision of contraception decreased by 80,000, cancer screenings by 45,000, and other services such as well-woman exams and prenatal services decreased by 13,000. The only category that significantly increased was abortion procedures and tests/treatment for STDs. https://www.plannedparenthood.org/…/annualreport18.pdf.
Please note PP’s business plan is to increase its share of abortions – not decrease them.
Burley, if not for Planned Parenthood’s political clout, its non-profit status would have been revoked long ago. Let’s look at the numbers. $683,697 was the salary of Alexis McGill Johnson, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood, in 2020. The average salary for the CEOs at Planned Parenthood affiliates was $317,000, according to Planned Parenthood’s most recent data. According to Salary.com, the average salary for nonprofit CEOs in the U.S. is $184,809.
More numbers: Planned Parenthood’s 20-2021 Annual Report noted $1.7 billion in income and over $2.1 billion in net assets — an increase from the previous report. Planned Parenthood is big business!
Josh, to have a logical conversation we must deal in facts. Your statement that Planned Parenthood provides pregnancy services like pregnancy care centers is untrue. Planned Parenthood will not provide a pregnant woman with diapers, formula, ongoing pregnancy care, parenting classes, car seats, etc. Check out their website. The truth is there. Also, the number of non-abortion services provided at Planned Parenthood clinics decreased in nearly every major category during the 2017–18 fiscal year. Planned Parenthood’s provision of contraception decreased by 80,000, cancer screenings by 45,000, and other “women’s health services” such as well-woman exams and prenatal services decreased by 13,000. The only category of services that significantly increased was abortion procedures and tests/treatment for sexually transmitted diseases. This information is from Planned Parenthood’s own annual report. https://www.plannedparenthood.org/…/annualreport18.pdf…
Planned Parenthood is about abortion – not pregnancy care…
Josh, I am glad that you have a relative that was helped by Planned Parenthood’s cancer screening, but as the evidence from PP’s own annual reports reveal, cancer screenings are decreasing at PP. They are an extremely small part of what PP does, and cancer screening can be performed by many alternative medical facilities that are not in the profiteering business of ending a human life.
Peggy, your accusation that those of us who defend the value of ALL lives are only promoting dominance by “cis-gendered straight males” is simply name-calling. Some of the unborn lives saved will in fact become queer females. For something as important as the defense of our foundational Right to Life let’s please stick to evidence backed discussion…
…It is the Washington Post who indicted Planned Parenthood’s statistics and called PP’s statistics “misleading”. We are simply providing their analysis as evidence. The Washington Post is a reputable, mainstream legacy newspaper. Please read the Washington post article here.
Michael, abortion is definitely big money. In its 2019-20 annual report, Planned Parenthood alone reported $1.6 billion in income and over $2.0 billion in net assets. In 2020, Planned Parenthood reported an excess of total revenue over total expenses of $110.5 million. This does not include all the revenue created by other abortion facilities. Planned Parenthood does about a third of the nation’s abortions.
That’s the difference between abortion clinics and crisis pregnancy centers. When women visit an abortion clinic in the event of an unexpected pregnancy, they are not given the informed consent they deserve. They are not informed of the severe emotional and physical effects of abortion. The abortion industry is not pro-women. The abortion industry exploits women for financial gain. According to Planned Parenthood’s Annual Report 2019-20, its excess of total revenue over total expenses was $69.7 million. https://lozierinstitute.org/fact-sheet-planned…/
Planned Parenthood is a profit-making business, whereas crisis pregnancy centers are true non-profits providing their long-term assistance and care at no charge. I encourage you to locate your local pregnancy care center and examine for yourself the care and material support provided there.