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Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Planned Parenthood Annual Report Shows Abortions, Taxpayer Funding, Profits Up
After a four-month delay, Planned Parenthood has released itsannual report, which shows increases in the number of abortions performed, taxpayer funding, and profits since its last report.
With Planned Parenthood’s annual reports usually published in late December or early January, the delay this year has stirred considerablespeculationas to the reason.
The total number of patients seen by Planned Parenthood has dropped since last year. According to the2014-2015 report, that number was given as 2.5 million, while the latest report gives the number of patients seen as 2.4 million.
In 2015-2016, Planned Parenthood reports performing 328,348 abortions – an increase of 4,349 abortions over the 323,999 abortions the group states it performed in 2014-2015.
The organization also reported 2,945,059 contraception services in 2014-2015, and 2,808,815 of the same services in its latest report, a drop of 136,244 within a year.
Similarly, Planned Parenthood reports 9,419 prenatal services in its latest report, a significant drop since a year ago, when the group claimed 17,419 of the same services.
In 2014-2015, the group also reported having performed 682,208 cancer screening and prevention services. However, in 2015-2016, Planned Parenthood reports 665,234 of the same services, a drop of 16,974.
With regard to its revenue, the new report shows Planned Parenthood’s total revenue to be $1,354.3 million, an increase over the $1,296.1 million reported in 2014-2015. The organization shows an increase in government reimbursement and grants this year, reporting $554.6 million in taxpayer funding, while in 2014-2015 it reported $553.7 million.
Planned Parenthood reported an “Excess in Revenue Over Expenses” of $58.8 million in 2014-2015. That amount rose to $77.5 million this past year. READ MORE