Abortion Industry / Planned Parenthood

July 2006: Planned Parenthood

OH Planned Parenthood Abortion Business Faces Cutbacks

Planned Parenthood Does Most US Abortions, Sells 1M Morning After Pills (EC – Plan B)

Planned Parenthood Watchdog Names Pro-Abortion Companies That Provide $$ to PP

OHIO PLANNED PARENTHOOD ABORTION BUSINESS FACES CUTBACKS, CLOSINGS. Planned Parenthood of Southeast Ohio (PPSEO) has been facing budget problems recently and will close two of its offices and fired its executive director because of budget cuts. Beth Lonn, the director of patient services of Planned Parenthood of Central Ohio (PPCO), indicated that while the Chillicothe and Jackson facilities will be closing July 1, the Athens Planned Parenthood office will remain open. 

The changes come because PPSEO has been faced with cuts in state and federal funding over the last three years — eliminating more than $100,000. PPSEO does not do abortions, but refers women to abortion centers. [23June06 Athens, OH, LifeNews.com]

PLANNED PARENTHOOD DOES MOST US ABORTIONS, SELLS 1M MORNING AFTER PILLS. More information is coming forward from examinations of the annual reports for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

The reports show Planned Parenthood continues to be the leading abortion business in the country — doing more abortions than any other company.

As LifeNews.com previously reported, Planned Parenthood, a supposedly nonprofit organization, brought in $882 million in FY 2004-2005 a whopping increase of 8.9 percent over the previous reporting period.

The abortion business made $63 million in profit last year. New information shows Planned Parenthood, as of June 2005, had net assets valued at $784.1 million, of which $302.1 million is unrestricted. PPFA has another $107.6 million that is temporarily restricted. “This is essentially a savings account,” Douglas Scott of Life Decisions International, a watchdog group for corporations that contribute to Planned Parenthood, explained. “It is money that Planned Parenthood could choose to spend at any time. But for now it is sitting drawing interest.”

Despite sitting on a huge nest egg of hundreds of millions, the abortion business is still working overtime to get state and federal tax dollars. Nearly one-third of its income ($272.7 million) comes from American taxpayers. [10June06, DC LifeNews.com]

PLANNED PARENTHOOD WATCHDOG NAMES PRO-ABORTION COMPANIES TO BOYCOTT.  The list of companies it urges pro-life advocates to boycott now includes Wal-Mart, the world's largest corporation.

Life Decisions International is credited with stopping the Planned Parenthood contributions of 130 corporations since it started monitoring corporate giving and publishing a boycott list. The group estimates it has cost Parenthood more than $35 million since the project began 15 years ago. “This should be a testament to those who believe it is impossible to change corporate philanthropic behavior,” Douglas Scott, LDI's president, said in a statement provided to LifeNews.com.

Some of the companies appearing on the boycott list for the first time include: Wal-Mart, Basics Office Products, broadcasting company CHUM, coffee maker Daily Grind, George Weston (which operates stores such as Arnie’s Bagels, Interbake Foods, and Maplehurst), manufacturer Kees, Torstar (publisher of Harlequin romance novels & several newspapers), and Willis Stein & Partners (publisher of several magazines; maker of snack foods such as Fiddle Faddle).

LDI contacts each corporation and encourages it to stop making donations to Planned Parenthood or its local affiliates before adding it to the boycott list.

Meanwhile, several well-known corporations again find their names on the boycott list because their pro-abortion contributions continue. Those include Neiman Marcus, Adobe (software), Wachovia, Altria, Golub (Price Chopper supermarkets), Nike, Time Warner, Unilever, Bank of America, the Dallas Cowboys, CIGNA (insurance), Walt Disney, Cost Plus World Market, Johnson & Johnson, Lost Arrow (Patagonia, etc.), Wells Fargo, Whole Foods Market, and Nationwide (insurance), among others.

The new LDI boycott list also include a first-time section for nonprofit groups that have established relationships with Planned Parenthood and sometimes make direct financial contributions to it. The list includes The American Cancer Society, Camp Fire, The Dr. Phil Foundation, Girls Inc., Kiwanis Clubs, Girl Scouts, Rotary Clubs, the March of Dimes, The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and the YWCA.

[Life Decisions International – http://www.fightpp.org; 29June06, DC, LifeNews.com]