Sets record high for abortion facilities, record low for total clinics: Annual watchdog report
Washington, D.C. — American Life League just released its 2010 Report on Planned Parenthood Facilities in the United States. Jim Sedlak, vice president of ALL and founder of the STOPP project, has analyzed the Planned Parenthood business for 25 years. Combined with his Planned Parenthood Services and Revenue Trends, the reports reveal some stark contrasts to what is appearing in the media and discussed in budget debates on Capitol Hill.
"Planned Parenthood just spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on a media campaign to convince lawmakers that its primary concern is providing health services to lower income women," said Sedlak. "But the numbers don’t support that. Even with record revenues each year that now top $1.1 billion, Planned Parenthood pulled out of disadvantaged communities last year at a record pace."
Planned Parenthood’s own statistics show that its total income increased 24.7 percent including a 33 percent increase in government grants and contracts since 2005. Meanwhile, the facilities report reveals the opposite trend: 87 clinics have been closed since 2005 with net closings of 31 in 2010 alone. At the same time it increased its surgical and medical abortion facilities by 40 percent — from 229 in 2005 to 321 at the end of 2010.
Sedlak says, "Planned Parenthood is concerned with consolidating its business structure, and aggressively growing market share of the abortion business to offset declining abortions nationwide, not serving disadvantaged populations — unless it can make a profit."
From a record high of 938 clinics operated by 158 affiliates in 1995, Planned Parenthood closed approximately ten clinics each year, ending 2010 with just 785 operated by only 86 affiliates.
The complete reports and other statistics can be found www.STOPP.org, 2010 Report on Planned Parenthood Facilities in the United States and Planned Parenthood Services and Revenue Trends. Planned Parenthood has not yet released 2010 revenues.
Media inquiries contact Paul E. Rondeau at 540-659-4942.PRondeau@ALL.org
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