Planned Parenthood is the largest and oldest abortion business in America. It was founded in 1916 by Margaret Sanger to promote eugenics through “selective breeding” so that only those who are deemed “fit” to reproduce would have children. Indeed, in a televised interview in 1957, Sanger stated, “I think the greatest sin in the world is bringing children into the world – that have diseases from their parents, that have no chance in the world to be a human being practically. Delinquents, prisoners, all sorts of things just marked when they’re born.”
Planned Parenthood Is the Single Largest Abortion Provide in the US
From its founding by Sanger, Planned Parenthood is America’s largest abortion provider. It has over 80 affiliates, with over 700 facilities across the country. Over 40% of Planned Parenthood facilities perform surgical or chemical abortions; those that do not perform abortions themselves refer women to nearby Planned Parenthood facilities that do perform abortions. Since 2004, Planned Parenthood “mega-centers” have opened in at least 19 cities in 14 states, with each of these mega-centers performing abortions, many of them open at least six days a week.
Approximately one out of every four abortions in America is performed at Planned Parenthood. In 2013, Planned Parenthood performed a whopping 327,653 abortions. Since 1970, Planned Parenthood has aborted more than 6 million babies.
Planned Parenthood Is Not Focused on Helping Women or Girls
Unfortunately, child sexual abuse, especially of young girls, is a huge problem. Instead of truly assisting women and girls being abused by helping them get away from their abusers, investigations have shown that Planned Parenthood facilitates the sexual exploitation of girls and women. By law, medical professionals are obligated to report situations where rape or statutory rape are suspected. However, Planned Parenthood staff repeatedly helped facilitate secret abortions for minor girls, encouraging them to lie.
The reason why Planned Parenthood isn’t interested in reporting cases of rape or sexual abuse? They stand to lose substantial income. With abortions costing from $300 to over $900, Planned Parenthood derives significant income from every abortion it performs.
Moreover, Planned Parenthood has vigorously fought even common-sense laws to protect the safety and welfare of the girls and women about whom it claims to care so much.
Planned Parenthood Spends Millions Lobbying Its Pro-Abortion Interests
In 2014, Planned Parenthood and its affiliates spent over $1.63 million in direct lobbying. Additionally, its affiliates spent $33.6 million in public policy efforts and its national office spent $18.7 million in building advocacy capacity according to its 2013-2014 Annual Report. In the same report, President Cecile Richards and Chair Alexis McGill Johnson touts: “Our advocacy work is unparalleled; we never stop fighting to protect access to safe and legal abortion and to advance women’s health, with Planned Parenthood organizations actively lobbying in state legislatures.” Planned Parenthood works hard to protect its business interest: abortions.