Friday, July 29, 2011

The Facts Are In About Planned Parenthood -- And They Aren't Pretty

The report is in from the Chiaroscuro Foundation with the details and source material clearly documented. And the picture of Planned Parenthood it paints is very, very different from the powder puff treatment the abortion business gets from the press and politicians. Here are a few of the most alarming items from that report. Please...pass them along. Use them to tell the truth to your Congressmen and Senators, to your pastor, to your friends and family.

It really is up to us to shine the light on this nefarious organization.

Planned Parenthood is extraordinarily wealthy in its own right, and does not need tax dollars to continue to operate. According to its most currently published annual report, PP has nearly one billion dollars of net assets ($1,197,300,000.00 assets, and $202,600,000.00 liabilities)....

Planned Parenthood is an abortion organization. It provides more abortions than any other organization in the United States, about one of every four U.S. abortions.

More government funding of Planned Parenthood has corresponded with increased numbers of abortions there.

By conservative estimates, abortions constitute about 37% of all PP revenues.

Planned Parenthood intends to increase the number of abortion clinics in its franchise. It recently announced that all affiliates should prepare to operate at least one abortion clinic over the course of the next two years.

Planned Parenthood’s pregnancy services are extremely skewed toward abortion. For every adoption referral Planned Parenthood makes, it performs 340 abortions. 98% of Planned Parenthood’s services to pregnant women (abortion, adoption and prenatal care) are abortion (according to its 2009 report: 332,278 abortions, 7,021 prenatal care clients, and 977 adoption referrals to other agencies).

The number of pregnancy services other than abortion have been declining recently.

Planned Parenthood touts its “preventive services” but they all seem to have failed to prevent the problems they claim to solve. Rates of non-marital births and sexually transmitted diseases are increasing, and rates of abortion remain very high or are increasing. For its 3 million unduplicated clients in 2008, Planned Parenthood supplied 3.8 million contraception services.  For its 3 million unduplicated clients in 2008, Planned Parenthood supplied more than 3.7 million "testing and treatment" services for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).This figure has been increasing over the past few years, from 1,255,036 in 2002 to 3,018,077 in 2006.

Planned Parenthood is not a significant primary care provider for women In recent reports, Planned Parenthood acknowledges that it provided primary care only to about 19,700 of its 3 million unduplicated clients.23 These services have been trending downward for years, from 21,247 in 2007 to 20,235 in 2008, to today’s 19,796.

Recent exposés of Planned Parenthood clinics in several states have revealed that the organization suffers significant structural problems,and a disregard for women’s human and civil rights, as well as for laws protecting minor girls.

Planned Parenthood has been found legally culpable, inter alia, of failing to provide informed consent to a 13 year old girl impregnated by her 21 year old coach,27 and of subverting state parental involvement laws.

Planned Parenthood has acknowledged that its staff requires massive retraining. This is not the first time it has acknowledged the need for retraining employees caught on video apparently acting illegally, and with disregard for the welfare of its young female clients. Such an organization does not merit continued taxpayer funding.

Planned Parenthood employees have appeared willing to cooperate with illegal activities such as sex trafficking of minor women, and statutory rape.The organization has refused to respond in any substantive way to credible allegations and undercover films revealing these activities. Planned Parenthood has also been caught on videos coaching minor girls to avoid disclosing the (much older) age of the men who impregnated them.