Claims About Planned Parenthood

Apr 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Ethics

Planned Parenthood is one of the most dangerous organizations in America right now.  Its view of human life growing the womb is reprehensible.  Basically, for Planned Parenthood, the baby has no value until it exists outside of the mother?s womb.  It values the rights of the woman more highly than the rights of the child in the womb.  It stands against everything I hold dear as a Christian.  Planned Parenthood annually receives about $363,200,000 in various government grants and contracts.  [$100 million of that amount comes from the federal government; the rest comes from various state funds.]  Congress recently debated ending all funding of Planned Parenthood because no matter how one examines the issue, the government is indirectly funding abortions that Planned Parenthood performs.

One of the problems with this debate has been the use of facts and figures that are not always accurate or true.  In this Perspective, permit me to be as accurate as I can be about Planned Parenthood.  As Christians, when we debate or present a position, we must be as accurate as we can be.  It is a matter of integrity.

  1. Planned Parenthood claims that only 3% of its health services are abortion services.  In 2009, Planned Parenthood conducted 332,278 abortions.  It has 3 million clients.  Therefore, about 10% of its clients receive an abortion.
  2. Planned Parenthood does perform other services, including 1.8 million receiving cancer prevention and 4 million receiving tests and treatments for sexually transmitted disease.
  3. The annual budget of Planned Parenthood is over $1 billion, with over $363 million provided by federal and state government grants and contracts.  It performed annually over 332,000 abortions as well, about 10% of its offered services.  No matter how one views Planned Parenthood, it is a giant organization, performing about 332,000 abortions and offering counsel that does not fit with God?s revelation.  It would seem wise for the US government to end all forms of funding for Planned Parenthood.  It does not seem wise nor necessary for this organization to receive so much funding for such controversial services.  They have the freedom within the US to offer such services but not using, directly or indirectly, US taxpayers? money.

See the very helpful article on Planned Parenthood in (14 April 2011) PDF

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