Despite billing itself as an organization dedicated to women’s health, in actuality, Planned Parenthood is far more concerned with abortion practices, a new study finds.
According to the report titled “The New Leviathan: How Planned Parenthood Has Become Abortion, Inc,” Americans United for Life documents the abortion giant’s new mega centers across the country, which have cropped up in nearly 20 cities since 2004.
The report also found that the number of abortions performed by Planned Parenthood has increased by more than 70,000 annually. Importantly, though, the report points out that with this rise there has been a decline in non-abortion services by more than 50 percent.
“Unlike the national trend observed by the Associated Press last week, the Centers for Disease Control, and everywhere else that abortions are on the decline, at Planned Parenthood abortion sales are up – meanwhile its overall patients and other services are down. This is as a result of a move to create abortion mega-centers to mass-produce abortions at an even deadlier rate,” AUL President Charmaine Yoest told LifeNews.com.
The new AUL analysis documents how Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) has gobbled up the abortion market, aggressively displacing unaffiliated abortion clinics in favor of its large facilities in urban centers, so that it can increase the number of abortions done on unborn babies. Yoest says these mega-centers (abortion clinics of at least 10,000 square feet) have opened in at least 18 cities since 2004.
“Planned Parenthood’s mega-centers strategy coincides with its increasing share of the U.S. abortion market: from performing 1 in 5 abortions to 1 in 3,” Yoest said, noting that Planned Parenthood, in abandoning health care for women, has mandated that all of its affiliates do abortions. As a result, 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.
In contrast to its growing abortion business, during the era of mega-center expansion, Planned Parenthood’s overall client base has declined by 10 percent. Simultaneously, cancer screening and prevention services at PPFA’s centers have been cut by more than 50 percent, Yoest added.
“Planned Parenthood deceptively holds itself out as protecting women’s health, as it cuts legitimate health care in favor of abortion sales, while lobbying for more taxpayer largesse,” she said.
Planned Parenthood’s cannibalization of the abortion market has been made possible in large part because of taxpayer funding, she told the pro-life website. According to Planned Parenthood’s latest report, 41 percent of its $1.3 billion in revenue came from U.S. taxpayers, reports LifeNews.
“With the unwitting involvement of American taxpayers and an increasingly myopic focus on its financial bottom-line, Planned Parenthood’s abortion mega-centers are helping to make its monopolistic aspirations a reality,” the report concluded. “The New Leviathan has been born.”