Abortion is only 3% of what we do… Abortion is only 3% of what we do…
ABORTION IS ONLY 3% OF WHAT WE DO.
It’s old, it’s tired, and it’s just as false today as it ever was. Planned Parenthood (the completely verifiable largest abortion provider in America) loves to pretend that abortion is just a sidenote for them. Never mind that every other service they provide, or don’t provide, is geared towards an end goal of pregnancy termination. After all, abortion is expensive and contributes a substantial chunk to Planned Parenthood’s annual revenue of $1.46 billion (peep their 16-17 Annual Report). If I’d have done math the way they do, I wouldn’t have passed the 9th grade.
In an ironic way, Planned Parenthood needs to catch up with their fanbase, who have largely scrapped this 3%, safe, legal & rare rhetoric altogether in favor of a more “Shout Your Abortion”-style approach. But, as it is, the good ‘ol pink goliath is sticking to their guns (or forceps, if you will) for now. Unfortunately for their marketing team, one of their locations in South Dakota didn’t get the memo.
Dr. Sarah Traxler, Director of Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota, & South Dakota, did an interview for PBS last week, disclosing that 17% of their services in South Dakota were abortion-related. This clip, tweeted by NewsBusters editor Katie Yoder, ends with the nice PBS lady calmly noting that last year, the South Dakota facility committed 525 abortions up until 13w6d gestation (see photo above, courtesy of babycenter.com).
Abortion is not 3% of what any Planned Parenthood location does. They do 1 adoption referral for every 83 abortions and provide prenatal care for 1 woman for every 41 abortions. Of STDs diagnosed by Planned Parenthood, they only treat approximately 20%. And, our personal favorite – mammograms performed at Planned Parenthood: 0, compared to 321,384 abortions (all of this pulled from their 16-17 Report).
Planned Parenthood always has been and always will be: Abortion. No matter what.