“In examining the operations of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, it is clearer than ever that it is in business to kill children for a profit,” said Jim Sedlak, vice president of American Life League. “In our latest survey of Planned Parenthood’s affiliates and their services, we have uncovered the fact that the organization has greatly increased the number of facilities that commit abortion.”
“The numbers speak for themselves,” said Marie Hahnenberg, researcher and director of ALL’s Map Room project. “Planned Parenthood has a total of 855 clinics across the country. We now know that 287-a greater number than ever before-are surgical and medical abortion centers. That marks an increase of 55 abortion locations over the previous year.”
It is most noteworthy that Planned Parenthood has nearly doubled the number of medical abortion only facilities that distribute the abortion drugs Mifepristone (RU-486) and Methotrexate, both of which result in killing of the preborn baby. The new survey shows 108 locations that offer medical abortions, an increase of 48 over the previous survey.
“Since the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton cases decriminalized abortion in 1973, there have been an estimated four million babies killed at Planned Parenthood facilities alone, and the number continues to rise,” Sedlak said. “Let us remember all of the deaths and hurt mothers across the country, as we pray and continue to fight for this hidden holocaust to end.”
Sedlak encourages pro-lifers to get involved in the effort to stop Planned Parenthood by visiting www.all.org/stopp/maps and either joining or starting a peaceful protest outside a Planned Parenthood facility in their communities.
Release issued: 17 Jan 08