Planned Parenthood: Annual Budget Still Over $1 Billion; More Preborn Children Killed
April 21, 2009
FRONT ROYAL, Va., (christiansunite.com) -- "For decades now, Planned Parenthood has operated the most proficient killing machine in the United States," said Douglas R. Scott, Jr., president of Life Decisions International (LDI). "And for decades, the machine has killed more preborn children than the year before." Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) has released its Annual Report for 2007-2008. The behemoth admits that it slaughtered 305,310 preborn human beings in 2007 alone (up nearly 5.4 percent from 2006), which generated an estimated $130 million. Only 4,912 Planned Parenthood customers were referred to adoption agencies.
PPFA claims to prevent the "need" for abortion while simultaneously working to increase its share of the abortion market. In 1984, it committed just over 5.5 percent of all abortions in the United States. By 2004 that figure had risen to nearly 20 percent. And Planned Parenthood's share of the lucrative market continues to rise.
PPFA sold more than 1.42 million "emergency" birth control kits in 2007 (nearly one percent fewer than in 2006). Every PPFA "clinic" dispenses "emergency" birth control. Most prescribe it over the phone and accept orders over the Internet, without an exam. In the vast majority of cases, "emergency" birth control causes an abortion, but Planned Parenthood wrongly and intentionally claims the drugs prevent conception by changing the definitions of terms that have been widely accepted for centuries.
Between 2006 and 2007, PPFA testing for sexually transmitted diseases increased by more than 11.4 percent. Last year, after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that one in four teenage girls has a sexually transmitted disease, PPFA blamed abstinence education. "Abstinence education is Planned Parenthood's biggest nightmare," Scott said. "The group's hierarchy does not seem to be able to connect the dots. The more influence Planned Parenthood has with young people, the higher the rate of sexually transmitted disease. Abstinent teens do not get such diseases; abstinent teens do not become customers of Planned Parenthood." Scott said attacking abstinence education is one of Planned Parenthood's top priorities and the group is hoping President Barack Obama will end the federal abstinence program. "Planned Parenthood leaders believe that any funds not spent on their programs are essentially wasted," Scott said.
PPFA's Annual Report shows that the group generated more than $1.038 billion in Fiscal Year 2007-2008, which is an increase of nearly two percent from the previous reporting period. In Fiscal Year 2006-2007, PPFA's budget had risen more than 11 percent over the previous Fiscal Year.
PPFA's income includes a hefty and ever-increasing check from American taxpayers. In Fiscal Year 2005- 2006, government funding increased by nearly 10.8 percent over the previous reporting period. In Fiscal Year 2006-2007, taxpayers gave another 10.3 percent. In Fiscal Year 2007-2008, taxpayers gave nearly 3.8 percent more to Planned Parenthood, bringing the total to $349.6 million. The most recent figures show that almost 33.7 percent of PPFA's annual revenue comes from taxpayers.
"This 'not-for-profit' goliath ends every fiscal year with millions of dollars in 'excess revenue over expenses,'" Scott said, "which is known to regular people as 'profit.'" The 'excess' for 2003-2004 alone was $63 million. In 2004-2005 alone, the excess was $55.8 million. In 2005-2006 alone, the amount was a staggering $114.8 million. Planned Parenthood confesses to having an additional $85 million in "excess revenue" in its most recent report.
On June 30, 2008, PPFA had net assets valued at $1.014.4 billion, of which $460.2 was unrestricted and another $147.2 million was temporarily restricted. "This is essentially a savings account," Scott explained. "The money is sitting in a bank and drawing interest that will further advance Planned Parenthood's ungodly agenda. Despite these huge sums, the corporation's hierarchy incessantly claims to need more and more tax dollars," Scott said.
"Planned Parenthood's numbers are not nearly what its leaders would have liked to see," Scott said. "The Pro-Life Movement can be proud of itself for its ongoing and successful efforts in exposing Planned Parenthood's true agenda. The more public 'black eyes' Planned Parenthood receives; the harder it will be for the group to reach its goals." Scott said PPFA's greatest ally has always been public ignorance of its agenda and activities. "Most people think of Planned Parenthood as nothing more than a 'family planning' organization. We are showing the world that it is much more than that; and far more sinister."
An affiliate of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), PPFA describes itself as the world's oldest and largest "reproductive health care" business. It operates 97 affiliates and nearly 880 birth control centers throughout the United States. Founded in 1916 by elitist and eugenics advocate Margaret Higgins Sanger, PPFA began as the nation's first birth control facility. PPFA argues that "everyone has the right to choose when or whether to have a child..." It pushes for laws and constitutional amendments that guarantee "reproductive freedom," a phrase encompassing unlimited birth control and abortion for everyone, no matter how young.
An in-depth analysis of PPFA's Annual Report appears in the Spring 2009 edition of LDI's periodical, Special Reports, which should be available online within the next several days.
Life Decisions International (LDI) is dedicated to challenging the Culture of Death, concentrating on exposing and fighting the agenda of Planned Parenthood. LDI's chief project is a boycott of corporations that fund the abortion-committing giant. To learn more about Planned Parenthood, please visit: www.fightpp.org/show.cfm? page=wrong.