The Planned Parenthood 2016-2017 annual report shows that it continues to carry out over 320,000 abortions per yr whereas offering no mammograms and minimal prenatal providers to pregnant women.
Despite what its president Cecile Richards referred to as a “tough year,” Planned Parenthood boosted its income by $21 million – 27 % – from final yr because the group additionally took in almost $544 million in taxpayer funding.
— Planned Parenthood (@PPact) January 1, 2018
Planned Parenthood considers itself to be the chief of the pack on the subject of contraception, but the group’s contraception providers continued to drop up to now yr to 2,701,866 – virtually 4 % – since its 2015-2016 report when it clocked 2,808,815 contraception providers. This quantity was down from 2,945,059 in 2014-2015.
Similarly, the group has touted its prenatal and maternity care, although the previous yr’s annual report exhibits the variety of prenatal providers as soon as once more dropping – this yr to 7,762 – a 17 % decline from the 9,419 carried out the yr earlier than. In 2014-2015, Planned Parenthood claimed 17,419 prenatal providers carried out.
Former Planned Parenthood supervisor Abby Johnson, who now runs And Then There Were None, which helps abortion staff depart the business, stated the group’s annual report “demonstrates that Planned Parenthood is not a healthcare organization but a political movement, intent on forcing their pro-abortion views on as many Americans as possible.”
“Yet, there is hope that they will not succeed because we’ve seen first-hand the impact that former abortion workers, especially those from Planned Parenthood, have on closing their former places of employment by helping people to leave – ensuring no one is left to run the clinics,” Johnson added. “One of our former Planned Parenthood workers left her job and took seven of her former co-workers with her.”
While Planned Parenthood carried out three,677,503 sexually transmitted an infection (STI) checks, and 706,903 HIV checks over the previous yr, the group performs no mammograms however lists 336,614 guide “breast exams.”
America’s largest supplier of abortions claims in its annual report back to be on the slicing fringe of women’s health care providers:
As we enter our 101st yr, offering entry to professional health care and schooling stays at the middle of what we do. We proceed to drive improvements in health care supply by leveraging new know-how to get sufferers the care and knowledge they should stay wholesome lives and construct the futures they need.
“Innovations” touted by Planned Parenthood embrace over a million appointments that have been booked at its clinics on-line this previous yr, a “gender neutral” app that helps people hold monitor of their menstrual durations and contraception, and the truth that its associates in 17 states now supply hormone remedies for transgender people who’re uncomfortable with their organic intercourse.
Not all was glad final yr for the group, nevertheless, as Planned Parenthood notes it’s dealing with a “hostile administration” in Washington.
After years of having fun with its political clout with institution politicians and the liberal media, the abortion big now faces potential elimination of its taxpayer funds following years of scandals, together with Medicaid fraud, allegations of baby intercourse abuse cover-up, and, most just lately, alleged profiteering from the sale of physique elements of infants aborted in its clinics.
The U.S. Department of Justice lately launched a proper investigation into Planned Parenthood over its alleged sale of the physique elements of infants aborted in its clinics for a revenue.
“Every day, Congress and the Trump administration push policies that undermine people’s ability to get the care they need to have fulfilling lives,” Planned Parenthood laments. “We’ve witnessed relentless efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and block millions of people from accessing care at Planned Parenthood health centers.”
Though many progressives denied the Women’s March in Washington was targeted on abortion rights, Planned Parenthood admits in its annual report that it has been a “driving force” of the Trump resistance motion.
“After the largest demonstration in history, we built strong partnerships with organizations and other resistance leaders,” the group notes.
In its annual report, Planned Parenthood additionally touts its alliance with each the leisure and tech industries, in addition to the launch of 50 new Planned Parenthood Generation Action school campus chapters.
Kristan Hawkins, President of Students for Life of America, nevertheless, stated in a press release despatched to Breitbart News: “Consider that while Planned Parenthood started 50 new campus groups, according to their report, Students for Life started nearly 120 last year, and now has more than 1,200 student groups on campuses in all 50 states.”
“Planned Parenthood reports training 750 young activists from 11 cities while Students for Life trained nearly 11,000 students from across the country,” Hawkins added. “The pro-life generation clearly has more energy, passion, and motivation to defund Planned Parenthood.”