Supporters of the right to elective abortion and Planned Parenthood often tout that only 3% of their ‘business’ is abortion. This number is, of course, misleading.
However, of the women who get services from Planned Parenthood because they’re pregnant, there’s another story to be told. A full 93.8% of services to pregnant women related to pregnancy, is abortion. 5.6% is prenatal care, and a mere 0.6% is adoption referrals to outside organizations.
A former Colorado Planned Parenthood employee snapped a picture of an award her facility received for exceeding the number of abortions from the previous year. It seems kind of odd that an award would be given for increasing the number of performed abortions if it wasn’t core to their operation.
But abortion is vital to Planned Parenthood. That’s why whenever a new law is passed restricting the ease of elective abortion, clinics close up shop, fast. Despite boasting a mere 3% of services being derived from actual abortion services, it actually accounts for a large portion of their annual income. Planned Parenthood’s 2012-2013 Annual Report documents 327,166 abortions, and its own cite estimates that an in-clinic abortion costs between $300-$950 (the abortion pill costs roughly the same). Do the math, even if we take a median average cost of about $600 per abortion that calculates out to $196,299,600. Follow the money.