"Planned Parenthood is shrinking," said Jim Sedlak, vice president of American Life League. "Though it still operates the nation's largest chain of abortion facilities, Americans are rejecting Planned Parenthood and its agenda as more and more of its clinics are closing across the United States." American Life League's exclusive new study shows that the number of Planned Parenthood "health" clinics has plummeted to its lowest total in almost 20 years.
"In our study," explained Sedlak, who leads American Life League's effort to expose the true nature of Planned Parenthood, "we found the organization has 817 'health' clinics. The number of 'health' clinics is the lowest it has been since 1987." The rise and fall of Planned Parenthood clinic numbers can be seen in the following table:
1987 816 "health" clinics
1990 879 "health" clinics
1995 938 "health" clinics
2000 875 "health" clinics
2005 825 "health" clinics
2006 817 "health" clinics
The number of Planned Parenthood "health" clinics has dropped from 938 in 1995 to 817 today ? a reduction of 121 clinics in 11 years, an average of 11 "health" clinics per year. (Planned Parenthood also operates 42 "express" clinics that have no exam rooms and are
basically retail store fronts. These facilities are not included in the count of "health" clinics.)
"This latest study shows that people are rejecting Planned Parenthood all over the country," said Sedlak. "Americans, whom we have supplied with the truth about this organization, simply do not want Planned Parenthood in their communities. It is time elected officials got the message and stopped giving hundreds of millions in taxpayer money to an organization that is clearly losing public support all across the nation."
Release issued: 13 Dec 06