Planned Parenthood was front page news last year. To women’s rights activists, they stand for women’s health and security. To pro-life groups, they stand for abortion. So which is it – healthcare or abortion? We have delved deep into the numbers in search for real answers. What we have found is shocking . . . but only to those secure enough in their views to keep reading. Planned Parenthood is not what you might think.
We all know Planned Parenthood provides for abortions – 320,000 each year. But what of the “other services” they say are the predominant focus of their work?
Here’s the data . . .
Breast cancer screenings: down 51.3 percent in the last five years
PAP tests: down 64.7 percent
Prenatal care: down 44 percent
HPV treatments: down 37 percent
You won’t hear any of this from MSNBC, CNN, NBC News, New York Times, HuffPo, LA Times, and many more. All you hear is that undeniably distinct sound of cheerleading. Even STD testing has declined by 5.4 percent since 2011.
Meanwhile, Cecile Richards, Executive Director for Planned Parenthood, has seen her salary increase from $420,153 in 2010 to $957,952 now – an increase of 228 percent – while overseeing a sharp decline in services rendered.
While healthcare services have dropped significantly, abortions are way up. Planned Parenthood provided 323,000 abortions last year – up from 289,750 ten years ago. That is a 12 percent increase in annual abortions.
Of course, Planned Parenthood is a “nonprofit” entity. Yet, they reported $309.2 million in revenues last year.
Our nation needs to have an honest conversation about Planned Parenthood, free of the mainstream media’s spin, free of the abortion giant’s tens of millions spent in election campaigning and advertising, and free of the shouting from pro-abortion activists who defend something they know so little about.
About the Author
Ryan Bomberger is a guest writer for Christian Post. He is an outspoken opponent of abortion and an Emmy-Award winning Creative Professional, with his work for the Radiance Foundation, committed to preserving the lives of the unborn.