Planned Parenthood Report: 374,000 Abortions, Transgender Services

Deliberate Parenthood’s 2021-2022 annual report is out: Taxpayer funding is at an all-time excessive and abortion stays a key precedence. In the meantime, visits for precise well being care—like most cancers screening and prevention companies and prenatal care—proceed to say no. The abortion big has additionally been diversifying its portfolio of companies, attempting to nook the market in so-called transgender companies.

The Supreme Courtroom’s Dobbs v. Jackson Girls’s Well being Group choice, which overturned Roe v. Wade final summer season, will loom giant over any evaluation of abortion knowledge. However this annual report truly covers health-related knowledge from 2020 and 2021 and monetary knowledge for less than a part of 2022. Meaning we’re nonetheless many months away from seeing how Roe’s demise is affecting Deliberate Parenthood’s abortion numbers—and its backside line.

The info now we have now’s vital, although. Listed below are some key takeaways it is best to know.

Within the medical knowledge part, Deliberate Parenthood reported:

  • 374,155 abortions, barely down from the earlier yr’s all-time excessive of 383,460 abortions.
  • 470,419 breast screenings and Pap exams, up from 373,755 the earlier yr.
  • 187,234 preventive care visits, down from 127,095 the earlier yr (a yr by which these companies seem to have been characterised as well-woman exams).
  • 1,803 adoption referrals, down from 1,940 the earlier yr and fewer than half of the 4,279 reported simply three years in the past.

Deliberate Parenthood carried out 208 abortions for each adoption referral. In the meantime, the variety of sufferers Deliberate Parenthood noticed (2.13 million) declined but once more.

The Charlotte Lozier Institute, a pro-life analysis and training group, points out the stunning long-term decline in precise well being companies. Since 2010, breast exams are down 74%, Pap exams are down 70%, prenatal companies are down 85%, and contraceptive companies are down 36%.  

On the monetary facet of issues, the distinction is placing. Deliberate Parenthood reported:

  • $2.3 billion in web property, up from $2.1 billion the earlier yr.
  • $670.4 million in authorities funding, up from $633.4 million the earlier yr.
  • $1.9 billion in whole income, up from $1.7 billion the earlier yr.
  • $204.7 million in extra income (calculated by subtracting whole bills from whole income), up from $133.7 million the earlier yr.
  • 727,000 lively particular person contributors, up from 590,000 the earlier yr.

The Dobbs choice got here down on June 24, 2022. This monetary knowledge covers as much as June 30, 2022. So, whereas the monetary knowledge is extra updated than the report’s medical knowledge, we nonetheless can’t know the total impact of the Dobbs choice on Deliberate Parenthood’s backside line.

We all know lots in regards to the altering abortion coverage panorama post-Dobbs, although. Over a dozen states now shield girls and unborn youngsters by means of all 9 months of being pregnant, with nonetheless extra states offering robust protections which might be in impact or beneath litigation. Abortion clinics in pro-life states have stopped doing abortions or moved to abortion-friendly states. Deliberate Parenthood’s nationwide workplace has announced layoffs—to the tune of about 100 staff—coming this month.

Deliberate Parenthood has additionally revealed its gameplan going ahead. It’s going to enhance funding for issues like sexually transmitted illness testing, contraception, and so-called gender-affirming care.  

Deliberate Parenthood’s aggressive buy-in on radical gender ideology isn’t new. Lengthy earlier than Dobbs, the abortion big was methodically diversifying its portfolio of choices. However the numbers reveal simply how rapidly Deliberate Parenthood is cornering its share of the market.

Deliberate Parenthood first talked about offering “hormone remedies for transgender sufferers” in its 2014-2015 annual report. It had 26 facilities in 10 states offering these interventions.

Within the newest report, Deliberate Parenthood says that “41 associates present gender-affirming hormone remedy.” And if you have a look at the info, the numbers are much more stunning.

The meteoric rise within the “Different Providers” class is astounding. And by Deliberate Parenthood’s personal admission (it isn’t precisely making the press rounds bragging about offering different sorts of companies on this class), we all know that transgender “well being care” makes up the majority of the dramatic rise.

Deliberate Parenthood doesn’t present a breakdown of transgender companies alone. They’re buried within the “Different Providers” class, bundled in a sub-category known as “Different Procedures.” This class contains issues like pediatric care, preventive care, and infertility companies.

“Providers” are counted by “discreet scientific interactions,” not by the variety of particular person sufferers. If Deliberate Parenthood gave one affected person a free condom, a being pregnant check, a sexually transmitted an infection check, and an abortion over the course of a yr, that might depend as 4 totally different companies.

That is how Deliberate Parenthood downplays how central abortion is to its enterprise: It muddies the maths by giving an abortion process the identical weight as offering a easy being pregnant check or free condom—they’re all counted as one “service.”

Shifting ahead in a post-Dobbs panorama, count on to see Deliberate Parenthood aggressively proceed its abortion exercise in liberal states. And in every single place Deliberate Parenthood has a footprint—even when it isn’t performing abortions there—you possibly can guess that transgender companies are (or will most likely sometime be) on the menu.

Congress, for its half, has an extended to-do listing to guard life in a post-Dobbs world. The Heritage Basis has provided a roadmap for how one can get began. On the very least, Congress ought to defund Deliberate Parenthood. This might be achieved by means of the Protecting Life and Taxpayers Act. It will require that teams searching for federal funding certify that they gained’t carry out abortions or fund different entities that do.

Federal policymakers have a chance to advance sturdy pro-life insurance policies within the 118th Congress. Ensuring Deliberate Parenthood doesn’t get one other penny of taxpayers’ hard-earned cash ought to be a precedence.

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