New Data Shows Planned Parenthood Gave 1 Adoption Referral For Every 118 Abortions In 2018

Brittany M. Hughes | January 21, 2019
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Planned Parenthood’s latest annual report is out – and, unsurprisingly, the numbers don’t look any better than usual.

According to the abortion giant’s own breakdown, Planned Parenthood performed a whopping 332,757 abortions in fiscal year 2018, averaging out to more than 911 abortions per day. That number is also up about 3.5 percent from the 321,384 abortions the group performed in FY2017.

While the number of abortions went up, the organization provided only 2,831 adoption referrals, down nearly 30 percent from the still-paltry 3,889 referrals they gave in 2017 and equating to just one adoption referral for every 118 abortions. And, among their few clinics that actually offer them, Planned Parenthood provided a measly 9,055 prenatal services - roughly one service per every 37 abortions performed.

Despite doling out about 30 percent of the nation’s total abortions while offering a pathetically low number of services to pregnant women who wanted to keep their babies or put them up for adoption, Planned Parenthood still managed to rake in 563.8 MILLION in federal, state and local government grants and reimbursements, all courtesy of the American taxpayer. According to the report, these payments made up 34 percent of their entire $1.67 billion annual budget.

The latest numbers come just weeks after the group’s recently-named president, Dr. Leana Wen, finally admitted that Planned Parenthood’s main objective is, in fact, providing abortions – an confession that, while entirely unsurprising, followed years of Planned Parenthood claims that the organization is a holistic health care provider whose sole focus is not abortion. 

“Through all our work, we will continue to assert what we know to be true: Planned Parenthood services — from birth control to cancer screenings to abortion — are standard medical care,” Wen claimed in the report.

(Cover Photo: Lorie Shaull)