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Planned Parenthood Report Shows Abortions, Services, Patients Down in 2014, Yet Federal Funding Jumps

Planned Parenthood is out with its latest annual report showing that the number of patients served and abortions performed were both down in fiscal year 2014. At the same time, however, the amount of federal funding the abortion giant received increased from the year prior.

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According to the report, Planned Parenthood performed 323,999 abortions nationwide in 2014, compared to 327,653 abortions in fiscal year 2013. There were 2,024 adoption referrals, meaning that for every referral, Planned Parenthood aborted 160 babies.

As for the number of patients and services provided, those are down too:

The number of patients visitingPlanned Parenthood clinics dropped from nearly 3 million in fiscal 2012 to 2.5 million in fiscal 2014, the lowest annual total since 1998. […]

Meanwhile, the number of services provided fell from 10,590,433 to 9,455,582, a one-year decline of 10.7 percent.

Despite the decline in these numbers, the amount of federal funding Planned Parenthood received in the form of grants and reimbursements increased 4.8 percent, from $528 million the year before to $553 million in 2014. This amounts to 43 percent of its total income.

“We are at a critical moment in our history. Over the past several months, we have been tested in every way imaginable—and have emerged stronger than ever,” the report stated. “Planned Parenthood’s resilient staff and clinicians are making a huge difference in the field of reproductive and sexual health care and in the cultural landscape at large.”

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It’s worth keeping in mind, however, that these numbers are for fiscal year 2014—long before the Center for Medical Progress released a series of damning videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s seedy business practices, including the sale of fetal body parts. It will be interesting to see what impact the expose had on Planned Parenthood in next year’s report. 

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