Debunking Planned Parenthood’s Numbers

Recently, Planned Parenthood was caught “cooking the books” in an attempt to neutralize the argument that its primary mission is to provide abortion services. Planned Parenthood has often cited that abortions actually make up less than 10% of their overall services.

Upon closer scrutiny, it is found that the organization counts each abortion performed as one visit—even though it actually requires several trips to the clinic. This is while giving a 12 month packet of birth control pills is counted as at least 12 visits—despite the fact that only one clinic trip is necessary. As former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson has pointed out, this has the effect of “skew[ing] the numbers. You have an overwhelming number of ‘visits’ for family planning compared to abortion, even though you may have seen the same number of patients.”

After unraveling Planned Parenthood’s deceptive statistics, it is found that 96% of its services provided to pregnant women are abortions.

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