PLANNED PARENTHOOD FACT VS. MYTH

Thanks to Prager University for compiling the following information.

Unlike a real health care provider, Planned Parenthood is focused not on preserving but on ending lives—over 320,000 lives a year.

  • Every year, Planned Parenthood performs more than a third of all abortions in America—over 320,000 of them. View Source
  • Planned Parenthood’s own numbers prove it is a corporation that focuses primarily on abortion and services involving it, rather than on women’s health. One out of every eight of its clients annually undergo abortions; the company does not perform mammograms, and it performs less than two percent of all women’s cancer screenings in the U.S. View Source
  • Even the Washington Post, a Planned Parenthood ally, declared Planned Parenthood’s attempts to dramatically downplay the role of abortion in the services it provides to be “misleading.” View Source
  • WATCH: “Planned Parenthood Is Shrinking, But Abortions Still Increase” – Live Action View Source

Federal law forbids the government from funding abortions, yet it gives $500 million a year to the nation’s leading provider of abortions.

  • According to federal law, the United States government is not permitted to spend taxpayer money on abortions. View Source
  • Planned Parenthood receives over $500 million a year in federal funding. The corporation claims it uses that money not for its abortion services, but for other “discreet clinical interactions.” View Source
  • Over the last 10 years, Planned Parenthood’s annual clientele has dropped 23%, but during this time its taxpayer funding has skyrocketed from $336 million in 2006 to $543 million in 2016. View Source
  • Related reading: “Disentangling the Data on Planned Parenthood Affiliates’ Abortion Services and Receipt of Taxpayer Funding” – Heritage Foundation View Source
  • WATCH: Interview with a former Planned Parenthood manager on the impossibility of separating tax dollars from abortions at the company. View Source

Planned Parenthood claims that abortions are a small part of what it does, but it performs more abortions than anyone else in America.

  • Every day, Planned Parenthood performs on average over 880 abortions. View Source
  • Every year, Planned Parenthood performs over 320,000 abortions, which is more than a third of all abortions in America annually. View Source
  • While the total number of abortions performed in America has fallen, Planned Parenthood’s market share has increased. In 2015, it performed over 35% of all abortions in the U.S. View Source
  • Related reading: “For Planned Parenthood abortion stats, ‘3 percent’ and ’94 percent’ are both misleading” – The Washington Post View Source

MYTH: Planned Parenthood is a major provider of cancer screenings. FACT: It provides less than 2% of the nation’s screenings each year.

  • Planned Parenthood claims to provide life-saving cancer screenings, yet it provides less than 2% of the nation’s screenings each year. View Source
  • Planned Parenthood doesn’t provide mammograms. View Source
  • Planned Parenthood hides their primary mission by saying they provide “vital reproductive health care” instead of just abortions. View Source

MYTH: Planned Parenthood provides mammograms. FACT: Planned Parenthood provides zero mammograms.

  • Planned Parenthood provides very few cancer screenings and doesn’t provide mammograms. View Source
  • Planned Parenthood provides less than 2% of the nation’s cancer screenings each year. View Source
  • Planned Parenthood masks their primary mission by saying they provide “vital reproductive health care” instead of just abortions. View Source
  • Related reading: “For Planned Parenthood abortion stats, ‘3 percent’ and ’94 percent’ are both misleading” – The Washington Post View Source

Planned Parenthood says they provide ultrasounds, but the ultrasounds are really just used to facilitate abortions.  

  • Planned Parenthood talks about providing ultrasounds, but the ultrasound is only for Planned Parenthood’s use – to facilitate abortions. View Source
  • Planned Parenthood masks their primary mission by saying they provide “vital reproductive health care” instead of just abortions. View Source
  • Related reading: “Disentangling the Data on Planned Parenthood Affiliates’ Abortion Services and Receipt of Taxpayer Funding” – Heritage Foundation View Source

Planned Parenthood performed more than a third of all abortions in America in 2015. Abortion, not women’s health, is its reason for being.

  • Every year Planned Parenthood performs more than a third of all abortions in America—over 320,000 of them. View Source
  • That amounts to over 880 abortions every day. View Source
  • The number of total abortions in the U.S. is going down. View Source
  • However, Planned Parenthood’s market share of abortions has grown, surpassing 35% in 2015. View Source
  • WATCH: “Planned Parenthood's Services Decrease As Government Funding Increases” – Live Action View Source

MYTH: Abortions account for only 3% of Planned Parenthood’s services. FACT: Most of of its services are connected to abortions.  

  • To get to its claim that only 3% of its services are abortions, Planned Parenthood counts every “discrete clinical interaction” as a separate service, even if that service is connected to a patient getting an abortion. View Source
  • An abortion, a pregnancy test, and a prescription would all be counted as separate interactions. View Source
  • Divide the number of abortions, 321,000, by 9.5 million “separate services,” and you get 3%. Even the Washington Post, a Planned Parenthood ally, declared this 3% figure “misleading.” View Source
  • As National Review’s Rich Lowry put it, this would be like Major League Baseball saying they sell 20 million hot dogs, but only play 2,430 games, so baseball is only .012% of what they do. View Source

Planned Parenthood aborts 160 children for every one child it refers out for adoption. 

  • Planned Parenthood aborts 160 children for every one child it refers out for adoption. View Source
  • Related reading: “The 3 Percent Dodge” – Rich Lowry, National Review View Source
  • Related reading: “For Planned Parenthood abortion stats, ‘3 percent’ and ’94 percent’ are both misleading” – The Washington Post View Source
  • Related reading: “Disentangling the Data on Planned Parenthood Affiliates’ Abortion Services and Receipt of Taxpayer Funding” – Heritage Foundation View Source

Planned Parenthood says it provides “vital” health care services, but most of those services actually revolve around abortions. 

  • Planned Parenthood masks their primary mission by saying they provide “vital reproductive health care” instead of just abortions. View Source
  • Planned Parenthood provides less than 2% of the nation’s cancer screenings each year. View Source
  • Planned Parenthood doesn’t provide mammograms. View Source
  • Planned Parenthood talks about providing ultrasounds, but the ultrasound is only for Planned Parenthood’s use – to facilitate abortions. View Source
  • Planned Parenthood aborts 160 children for every one child it refers out for adoption. View Source

Just about everything about Planned Parenthood is a deception: its purpose, its funding, its very name.

·         Every year, Planned Parenthood performs more than a third of all abortions in America—over 320,000 of them. View Source

 ·         Planned Parenthood’s own numbers prove it is a corporation that focuses primarily on abortion and services involving it, rather than on women’s health. One out of every eight of its clients annually undergo abortions; the company does not perform mammograms, and it performs less than two percent of all women’s cancer screenings in the U.S. View Source

·         Even the Washington Post, a Planned Parenthood ally, declared Planned Parenthood’s attempts to dramatically downplay the role of abortion in the services it provides to be “misleading.” View Source

·         Planned Parenthood receives over $500 million a year in federal funding. The corporation claims it uses that money not for its abortion services, but for other “discreet clinical interactions.” View Source