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Planned Parenthood sees decline in lethal procedurescomment (0)

January 26, 2012

NASHVILLE — Planned Parenthood finally saw a decline in the number of lethal procedures its affiliates performed in a year, according to its latest annual report.

The new report showed Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) clinics did 329,445 abortions in 2010, which marked a drop of more than 2,000 from the 2009 total of 331,796. Previously, Planned Parenthood’s abortion total had increased for 15 consecutive years, according to the National Right to Life Committee.

The PPFA report, which was released Dec. 29, showed other declines that provide hope to pro-life advocates:
• Total revenue for the 2009–10 fiscal year fell to $1.05 billion from $1.1 billion the previous year.

• The number of “emergency contraception” kits distributed declined to 1.46 million in 2010 from 1.54 million. Also known as the “morning-after” pill, “emergency contraception” works to restrict ovulation in a woman, but it also can act after conception, thereby causing an abortion.

PPFA continued to maintain a downward path on adoption referrals to other agencies from 4,912 in 2007. Planned Parenthood’s affiliates reported only 841 referrals in 2010. Adoption referrals totaled 977 in 2009.

The organization also amassed a large portion of its revenue from taxpayers. Government grants, contracts and reimbursements totaled $487.4 million in 2009–10. That was 46 percent of the abortion giant’s total revenue. PPFA reported $363.2 million in government grants and contracts in 2008–09 but did not report the amount of Medicaid reimbursements in that total.

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