According to the Guttmacher institute (pro-abortion group), abortions are committed for matters of sheer convenience.
Note less than 2% of abortions are committed because of rape and incest.
Planned Parenthood has been able to convince a good many people that abortion is a trivial portion of their business. They tout only 3% of their services are actual abortions. However, this number is highly misleading.
While it might be true that the actual abortion procedure constitutes 3% of services, that doesn’t include all the preliminary visits and procedures related to that abortion. Despite boasting a mere 3% of services being abortion procedures (however, 91.5% of pregnant women Planned Parenthood serve gets an abortion), it actually accounts for a large portion of their annual income. Planned Parenthood’s 2011-2012 Annual Report documents 333,954 abortions, and its own cite estimates that an in-clinic abortion costs between $300-$900 (the abortion pill costs roughly the same). Do the math, even if we take a low average cost of about $450 per abortion that calculates out to $150,279,300 (at an average of $600 the revenue generated from that 3% spikes to more than $200 million per year). Follow the money.
Planned Parenthood isn’t in the business of women’s health. If they were, then laws making it harder to get an abortion wouldn’t have much of an impact on their bottom line…since abortion is only 3% of their services, right? Why then does Planned Parenthood have to close up shop when these laws are instituted? Why can’t they survive on providing women’s health?
Because abortion is their bread and butter and it always has been.