Parasitical Planned Parenthood still pathetically government-dependent
Posted in the Abortion Forum
#1 Jan 12, 2013
Big Abortion still has its hand out for taxpayer bailouts: 45 percent of its annual revenues last year. Only a paltry 26 percent of its income came from private donations and bequests.
Planned Parenthoods 2011-2012 Annual Report1
During fiscal year 2011-2012, Planned Parenthood reported receiving a record $542 million in taxpayer funding2 in the form of government grants, contracts, and Medicaid reimbursements. Taxpayer funding consists of 45%3 of Planned Parenthoods annual revenue.
In 2011, Planned Parenthood performed a record high 333,964 abortions.4 Over the past three reported years (2009-2011), Planned Parenthood hasperformed nearly one million abortions (995,687).5
Planned Parenthood reported a total of three million clients in 2011, meaning that 11% of all Planned Parenthood clients received an abortion.6
In 2011, abortions made up 92% of Planned Parenthoods pregnancy services, while prenatal care and adoption referrals accounted for only 7%(28,674) and 0.6%(2,300), respectively. For every adoption referral, Planned Parenthood performed 145 abortions.7
Cancer screening & prevention services and contraceptive services provided by Planned Parenthood continue to drop. Contraceptive services have dropped by 12% since 2009, and cancer screening & prevention services have dropped by 29%.8
Planned Parenthood reported $87.4 million in excess revenue, and more than $1.2 billion in net assets.9
1 Planned Parenthood 2011-2012 Annual Report, http://www.plannedparenthood.org/about-us/ann...
2 Planned Parenthood 2011-2012 Annual Report, p. 8
3 Planned Parenthood 2011-2012 Annual Report, p. 7
4 Planned Parenthood 2011-2012 Annual Report, p. 5
5 According to annual reports, abortions performed by Planned Parenthood 332,278 in 2009; 329,445 in 2010; 333,964 in 2011 6 Planned Parenthood reports 3 million patients in 2011 in citation at bottom of p. 4 of annual report
7 Planned Parenthood 2011-2012 Annual Report, p. 5
8 According to annual reports, in 2009 Planned Parenthoods contraceptive services numbered 3,868,901; this decreased to 3,436,813 in 2011. Likewise, in 2009 Planned Parenthoods cancer screenings & prevention services numbered 1,830,811; this decreased to 1,307,570 in 2011
9 Planned Parenthood 2011-2012 Annual Report, p. 9
#2 Jan 13, 2013
I went to Planned Parenthood quite often when I was 18+ and had just moved to a big city. I knew that if I chose to have sex at some point, I DIDN'T want to get pregnant, so I needed reliable contraception to PREVENT that unwanted outcome. They charged very LITTLE money for that contraception, and I was very grateful to get it. I would have had to pay MORE anywhere else.
The Planned Parenthood facility I went to was terrific. The medical staff were very knowledgable and helpful, they answered all my questions on preventing unwanted pregnancy and STD's, and finally set me up with the contraception that I felt would work best for me. Thanks to Planned Parenthood and its wonderful staff, I never got pregnant before the time when I WANTED to become a mother, which wasn't until my 30's. I never got a sexually transmitted disease either. I went OFF birth control when I decided I was ready for the responsibility.
I strongly suggest that teens avoid all types of sexual activity with partners while in middle or high school because even WITH the use of birth control and condoms, unwanted pregnancy is still a possibility. Must protection always be used if for any reason a teen girl or guy decides to have sex? ABSOLUTELY, and EVERY time too. Is that protection a GUARANTEE a girl will never get pregnant? Absolutely NOT. All birth control methods can and do fail occasionally. When BC fails and a pregnancy results, it is still the girl's/woman's decision whether to continue it or not.
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