Planned Parenthood received $542.4 million in government grants and reimbursements from 2011 to 2012
Planned Parenthood’s most recent annual report for 2011-2012, released Monday, reveals that the abortion and women’s health provider received $542.4 million from taxpayers in government grants and reimbursements — constituting 45 percent of the organization’s revenue.
Abortions constituted 3 percent of the services Planned Parenthood provided from October 2010 to September 2011.
According to the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, the 333,964 abortions the organization performed in that timeframe represented a record high for Planned Parenthood. The group noted that from 2009 through 2011, Planned Parenthood performed 995,687 abortions.
In their annual report message, Planned Parenthood chair Cecilia Boone and president Cecilia Richards expressed thanks to their supporters, and recounted some of the struggles the organization confronted over the past few years.
“The past year will also be remembered as one when Planned Parenthood faced some of its most daunting challenges in our history — and once again emerged stronger than ever,” the pair wrote, noting the groundswell of pro-life legislation in the years following the 2010 elections and the Susan G. Komen kerfuffle.
SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said she was disgusted by the report, noting that Planned Parenthood has been pushing for more government funding.
“While government subsidies to Planned Parenthood have reached an all time high, so too has the number of lives ended by this profit-driven abortion business. Destroying nearly one million children in three years is not health care and does not reflect a concern for vulnerable women and girls,” Dannenfelser said. “As Planned Parenthood’s funding goes up, abortions increase and real health services for women go down.”
SBA List further pointed out that since 2009, Planned Parenthood’s contraceptive services declined 12 percent, and the organization’s cancer screening and prevention services dropped 29 percent.