Leading abortion provider Planned Parenthood has released its figures for 2019, and the numbers are shocking.
According to its annual report, the clinic chain facilitated the abortion of 345,672 unborn babies — just under 13,000 more than the previous year.
LifeNews reports that, despite billings itself as a holistic women’s healthcare provider, other offered services actually decreased. Sterilizations, cancer screenings, adoption referrals and other women’s health services all dropped off compared to the previous year.
Over the last ten years, pap smears have decreased by 72 percent, as Planned Parenthood focuses more of its attention on terminations and campaigning for unfettered access to abortion.
“Even as the abortion rate is reported to be falling, Planned Parenthood’s share of the abortion business is up, and of course given their political connections, so is their misappropriation of funds from taxpayers,” Students for Life of America President, Kristan Hawkins, told the outlet. “Planned Parenthood should not be able to operate their deadly business on the taxpayers’ dime.”
Many reacted to the news on Twitter with the suggestion that Planned Parenthood should be abolished altogether and replaced with a medical service that actually takes care of women.
“It needs to be replaced with a real free clinic that offers birth control and alternatives to abortion. [A place] that teaches young women about their bodies and the changes they can expect to deal with..and the sanctity of life,” one person wrote.
Others raised political concerns, including the allocation of taxpayer funds to help Planned Parenthood’s business.
“Abortion rates are down, but PP rates are up. Clearly their message of “the abortion clinic” is working for them,” one person noted. “Along with the lefts constant messaging and funding. They don’t need any federal funding and it needs to stop!”
According to the Washington Times, the corporation received an astronomical $617 million in funding, with much of it channeled through Medicaid and various other health service program reimbursements and grants. Overall, the funding made up 37% of Planned Parenthood’s total revenue for the year.