Washington, DC----A new meta-study released this week by American Life League concludes that “Planned Parenthood grows increasingly dependent upon government funding for survival. Record tax dollars to PPFA results in neither more wellness health services for women, so-called reproductive health services delivered, nor a reduction in teen pregnancy.”
Judie Brown, president and co-founder of ALL, said the study used five researchers and hundreds of sources over the course of the last year.
“Claims that PPFA ‘preventive healthcare services’ are critical to reducing teen pregnancy are not supported. To the contrary, results suggest that further study of Planned Parenthood’s impact on communities is warranted, considering the fact that its comprehensive sex education model, recruiting of teens to recruit other teens, and promotion of contraceptives as sexual freedom are in decline,” said Brown, quoting from the study. “Even with record levels of taxpayer funding, only one service delivered by PPFA did not shrink----abortion.”
Brown says the multi-approach study, Planned Parenthood Federation of America: A 5-Part Analysis of Business Practices, Community Outcomes, and Taxpayer Funding, was the brain-child of ALL’s executive director, Paul Rondeau. The study clearly demonstrates that Planned Parenthood’s focus “remains on profitability and abortion, not healthcare for the poor.”
Brown points out that “The ‘PPFA Executive Compensation’ section of our study documents another questionable aspect of the Planned Parenthood claim that it cares about the poor. CEO compensation of PPFA’s 74 affiliates averages $165,732 per executive, or roughly three times the national household income.
“Finally,” Brown concludes, “Analysis of medical services reported by PPFA shows significant declines in all areas----including cancer screening----except one: abortions.”
Media inquiries, please contact Jim Sedlak at 540-659-4171 or JSedlak@ALL.org .
American Life League, cofounded by Judie Brown in 1979, is the oldest national Catholic pro-life education and advocacy organization in the United States. For more information, please visit http://www.ALL.org.