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Planned Parenthood released its 2018-2019 annual report over the weekend. The abortion giant reported that 37 percent of their annual income comes from taxpayer funding. Planned Parenthood affiliates received roughly $616.8 million in taxpayer money from government grants, contracts, and Medicare managed care plans.

The annual amount Planned Parenthood receives from taxpayer funding represents a 9.4 percent increase ($53 million) from the previous year and a 27 percent increase since 2010.

Planned Parenthood reported nearly $1.64 billion in income and $2 billion in net assets. They saw a 6 percent dip in private donations from the previous year pulling just over $591 million.

Planned Parenthood saw an increase in the number of abortions they provide and a decline in non-abortion services.

They performed 345,672 abortions in 2018-19 – an increase of nearly 13,000 from the previous year – and more than 3.3 million abortions (3,302,184) over the past 10 reported years (2009-19).

In 2018-19, abortions made up 95 percent of Planned Parenthood’s pregnancy resolution services, while prenatal services, miscarriage care, and adoption referrals accounted for only 2.7 percent (9,798), 0.6 percent (2,236), and 1.2 percent (4,279), respectfully. For every adoption referral Planned Parenthood made they performed 81 abortions. Over the last 10 reported years that ratio was approximately 137 abortions to every adoption referral.

According to Planned Parenthood’s own annual reports their total services are down 12.6 percent over the last 10 years. With changing practice guidelines, total cancer screening and prevention services have dropped by 69 percent, including declines of more than 68 percent for breast exams and 72 percent for pap tests.

Prenatal services are down nearly 76 percent from their peak in 2009. Contraceptive services are down nearly 34 percent. Planned Parenthood also reports a 20 percent drop in unique patients over the past 10 years. Since 2009, 240 Planned Parenthood facilities have closed their doors.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services finalized the “Protect Life” rule in February 2019. The rule introduced by President Trump requires physical and financial separation between Title X recipients and abortion providers. Under the new regulation, abortion centers cannot serve as Title X family planning centers, and recipients cannot refer for abortion. The rule repeals Clinton-era regulations that require abortion counseling and instead makes this optional.

This is expected cause a significant decline in Title X funding for Planned Parenthood. The rule was prevented from going into effect until a ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the rule in June lifting the injunction that blocked the rule’s implementation. Planned Parenthood announced in August that the organization would withdraw from Title X. Any impact from the new rule likely won’t be seen until Planned Parenthood releases its 2020-2021 annual report.

Last July, Planned Parenthood fired their president, Dr. Leana Wen, because she wanted to downplay that abortion was central to their organization.

Pro-life activists reacted to the new report.

“Once again, Planned Parenthood’s own numbers show abortion and profit are their top priorities. Their cancer screening and prevention services, breast exams, pap tests, and even contraceptive services have steeply declined. Planned Parenthood is a bad investment for taxpayers. We thank President Trump for working to curb Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding and urge our allies at every level of government to do the same,” Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of Susan B. Anthony List, said in a released statement.

“Contrary to its stated objective of providing ‘lifesaving care,’ Planned Parenthood shows through its latest annual report that its primary focus remains ‘life-ending care’. The number of abortions in America is in long-term decline, but at Planned Parenthood the abortion count rose by a remarkable seven percent last year.  Faced with the choice of retaining eligibility for federal Title X funding or continuing, in violation of the law, to promote abortion as a method of family planning, Planned Parenthood prioritized its historic mission of population control over women’s well-being.  Women deserve better, and the nation can do better than fund this destructive approach,” Chuck Donovan, president of Charlotte Lozier Institute, stated.

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