"Planned Parenthood, America's largest abortion chain, continues to push its abortion agenda through a network of more than 800 facilities nationwide," said Jim Sedlak, executive director of American Life League's STOPP International. "An exclusive new survey of all Planned Parenthood facilities in the United States reveals that the controversial abortion organization now operates 173 surgical abortion centers, 57 additional medical abortion facilities, and 595 other locations that distribute products that cause early chemical abortions."
The new report also demonstrates that 30 percent of Planned Parenthood's 825 full-service clinics are located in three states: California, New York and Texas. "The high Latino population in these states," says Sedlak, "gives a clear picture of Planned Parenthood's current target market. Since its founding in 1916, Planned Parenthood has focused its efforts and programs on minorities. From its 'Negro Project' of the 1930s to today, we see evidence that the abortion chain works hard to prevent and limit the births of minority children."
Sedlak says that one of the surprises in this year's survey was the growing number of Planned Parenthood "express clinics." Planned Parenthood websites describe these facilities by stating, "At an express health center, clients who are short on time and do not require a table examination can quickly pick up their birth control medication or get contraceptive advice."
"It appears that these express clinics serve as storefront operations where Planned Parenthood can sell its most profitable items with the least amount of overhead," said Sedlak. "Our research shows that Planned Parenthood sells a monthly supply of birth control pills for anywhere from $16 to $25, but pays just $1.50 for them. That's killer profit.
"STOPP's newest study clearly exposes Planned Parenthood's true agenda: making millions of dollars by selling sex and killing children," said Sedlak.
STOPP's nationwide survey of Planned Parenthood facilities was conducted between September 15 and December 5, 2005.
Release issued: 5 Jan 06