In 2013, the last year data from Planned Parenthood has been made available:
— The average price for an abortion at Planned Parenthood was $451.
— Planned Parenthood performed over 327,653 abortions, which equals 897 per day.
[ALL abortions in USA, averaged per day: 3,500]
— Planned Parenthood provided only 1 adoption referral for every 174 abortions.
— Planned Parenthood, a non-profit organization, posted a total revenue of more than $1 billion dollars.
QUESTION: How can PP claim to be an IRS non-profit organization when it makes over $100 MILLION in PROFIT every year??
In addition, former employees have proven that Planned Parenthood requires their employees to meet abortion quotas, meaning they have to sell a certain amount of abortions every month.
— Planned Parenthood’s contraceptive services have dropped by 7%, and their cancer screening and prevention services have dropped by 50% since 2009.
— Planned Parenthood has performed over 1.9 million abortions since 2009.
— And their U.S. taxpayer funding has increased by 46% since 2009.
Dispelling the Goliath PP Myths:
Myth 1: the Videos released by Center for Medical Progress about PP and organ procurement companies are fake.
TRUTH: ALL the complete videos are available on the CMP site, so anyone can watch the entire video to realize they are not falsified.
Myth 2: abortion at PP is only 3 percent of what PP does.
TRUTH: PP figures this by counting every pregnancy test, STD test, breast exam, prescription, etc., and abortion, as one service; by accounting done this way, killing a precious life is equal in value to a prescription.
A good read for this is The 3 Percent Dodge — http://www.physiciansforlife.org/the-3-percent-dodge/
(Analogy: “…Or Major League Baseball teams could say that they sell about 20 million hot dogs and play 2,430 games in a season, so baseball is only .012 percent of what they do…”)
Abortion is ‘only’ 3% of what PP does – but a HUGE percentage of the money PP gets…
Myth 3: if Planned Parenthood is not funded and sites close, women will not be able to receive the ‘essential health services’ they need / PP is NEEDED for women’s health.
TRUTH: there are far more federally funded health clinics (9,000+) than Planned Parenthoods (669) in the USA, which provide the same services but NO ABORTION.
— Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and free Community Clinics are a MUCH BETTER option for women than Planned Parenthood.
— They offer services to all persons regardless of the person’s ability to pay, and, unlike Planned Parenthood, they actually DO provide “comprehensive primary care services”.
— In every Congressional bill that has been proposed to defund Planned Parenthood, legislators proposed redirecting Planned Parenthood earmarked money – our tax dollars – to these FQHCs and community clinics so they can serve more.
— View/print out the MAPS that show the federally funded health clinics, as opposed to PP places here: http://studentsforlife.org/?p=13583
There are 234 Fed Funded Health Clinics in ALABAMA compared to TWO PPs!! http://studentsforlife.org/state-by-state-federally-qualified-health-centers/
Find FQHCs http://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/ near you, to help women in need.
Myth 4: PP offers mammograms to women.
TRUTH: Planned Parenthood does NOT provide mammograms. They are not licensed to do so. PP can merely refer for mammograms.
There is MUCH THAT ONE PERSON CAN DO!!
Everyone can do Something:
— organize car washes, bake sales, diaper drives, & other fund-raising for local pregnancy centers
— volunteer at a pregnancy center
— 40 DFL participation and outreach
— sidewalk counseling (training provided) at abortion businesses
— helping to organize events
— providing sound systems, music, water, other supplies for pro-life events
— posting pro-life info on social media
— passing along pro-life emails to friends & family
— writing letters to editors, to corporate supporters of PP
— encouraging your pastor to SPEAK FROM THE PULPIT about every person’s responsibility to get involved