Abortion Industry / Planned Parenthood

Americans United for Life Planned Parenthood ‘Mega-Center Report’ (2015)

As Planned Parenthood prepares to celebrate its centennial anniversary in 2016, evidence is increasing that the abortion giant’s future will be defined by an intentional and purposeful increase in its abortion business, and an aggressive take-over of the U.S. abortion “market.”

Coinciding with Planned Parenthood’s heightened focus on expanding its already substantial abortion business is a notable decline in Planned Parenthood’s number of overall patients and its non-abortion services.

Click to Read the Report Now — http://www.aul.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/AUL-Mega-Center-Report-06-24-2015.pdf

Central to Planned Parenthood’s abortion-centric plan are its new “mega-centers” (centers or offices of at least 10,000 square feet) that have opened in at least 19 cities since 2004.

In this report, AUL documents that:

— Planned Parenthood’s mega-center expansion strategy coincides with its deliberate increasing focus on abortion as a core service.

— The number of abortions performed by Planned Parenthood has increased along with the addition of the mega-centers by more than 70,000 abortions annually.

— Planned Parenthood mega-centers strategy coincides with its increasing share of the abortion market: from performing 20 percent to at least 32 percent of all abortions in the United States.

— Planned Parenthood’s roll-out and expansion of its mega-centers strategy has occurred even while its overall client base has declined by nearly 10 percent.

— Many of Planned Parenthood’s non-abortion services (including cancer screening and other preventive services) have simultaneously declined by more than 50 percent.

— Mega-center expansion coincides with increased taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood; the over half a billion dollars a year that Planned Parenthood now takes from the taxpayer represents over 40 percent of its overall revenue. [Click to enlarge]

— Planned Parenthood’s mega-center and abortion-centric trajectory has been expedited under the leadership of current Planned Parenthood Federation of America President, Cecile Richards.

— Mega-centers effectively cement Planned Parenthood’s abortion-centric business model.

— Planned Parenthood’s mega-center focused business model preys on competitors and undermines its legal arguments against medically appropriate health and safety standards.

— Planned Parenthood has often sought to deceive local communities to hide its plans to open mega-centers.

“This report — the third installment in Americans United for Life’s ongoing expose’ of the nation’s largest abortion provider1 — spotlights the increase in Planned Parenthood mega-centers and reveals what these centers mean for Planned Parenthood’s indisputable status as America’s largest abortion provider, as well as for the women targeted by the abortion chain and for American taxpayers who are forced to underwrite its increasingly abortion-centric agenda.”

1 See THE CASE FOR INVESTIGATING PLANNED PARENTHOOD, (Americans United for Life 2011), available at http://www.aul.org/aul-special-report-the-case-for-investigating-planned-parenthood (last visited Jan. 30, 2015) and THE PLANNED PARENTHOOD EXHIBITS (Americans United for Life 2012), available at http://www.aul.org/planned-parenthood-exhibits/ (last visited Jan. 30, 2015).”

Read the 41-page Report Nowhttp://www.aul.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/AUL-Mega-Center-Report-06-24-2015.pdf

Further Reading

Americans United for Life’s Mega Center Report is the most recent of our exposes’ of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.

Below are titles of other exposes we have published; go to http://www.aul.org/new-leviathan/ to get these links.

The Case for Investigating Planned Parenthood (2011)
The Planned Parenthood Exhibits (2012)
Abortion, Inc. – Cecile Richards’ Planned Parenthood (2015)

Click to read our press release announcing the publication of the Mega Centers Report — http://www.aul.org/2015/06/aul-releases-the-new-leviathan-the-mega-centers-report-how-planned-parenthood-has-become-abortion-inc/

Mega-Centers 41 page Report — http://www.aul.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/AUL-Mega-Center-Report-06-24-2015.pdf