Planned Parenthood at 101 Years: 7 Million Abortions and Counting

By Published on October 16, 2017

[Editor’s Note: Last year, The Stream spent Planned Parenthood’s 100th birthday remembering the many lives lost. You can read the archived pieces here.]

Planned Parenthood celebrated its 101st birthday Monday, marking the century-long operation of what started as a small birth control clinic in Brooklyn and is now an abortion giant operating in every U.S. state.

“The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it,” Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger wrote in her 1920 book The Wickedness of Creating Large Families, and her corporation has not let her down.

Planned Parenthood aborted 6,803,782 babies between 1978 and 2016, according to CNS News, and 328,348 unborn babies between 2015-2016, according to its annual report, putting the 2017 grand total at 7,132,130.

While Planned Parenthood aborted more than 300,000 unborn babies last year, they handed out only 2,889 adoption referrals — roughly one adoption referral for every 114 abortions.

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The abortion giant attempts to make light of these numbers by insisting that abortions make up only 3 percent of the services it offers, because it counts an abortion as one service. A woman who goes to Planned Parenthood to receive an abortion also receives a pregnancy test, contraception kit and a pap smear. By Planned Parenthood’s math, aborting the baby is only one-quarter of a woman’s visit.

“This is a little like performing an abortion and giving a woman an aspirin, and saying only half of what you do is abortion,” columnist Rich Lowry wrote in The New York Post.

The number of other services Planned Parenthood offers also continues to decline. It performed more than a million breast exams in 1999, but only 363,803 in 2014.

Record numbers of abortions also followed after medication abortions became available in 2000, according to Planned Parenthood’s 100 Year Strong timeline.



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