A series of stunning revelations have come from the recent firing of Planned Parenthood president Leana Wen. One of the ones that caught my eye? Planned Parenthood employees told Leana Wen to stop saying thousands of women died from abortion before Roe v. Wade, a statement that caused a public relations nightmare for the organization, when the liberal Washington Post rated the claim as untrue, earning it the dreaded four Pinocchios, for a statement that is completely false.
Now the New York Times reports that Wen was told by Planned Parenthood staff to not say it, because they knew it was false. The New York Times reports, “Dr. Wen’s public comments also caused some frustration internally, the current and former officials said. In late May, the Washington Post Fact Checker column wrote an article about her repeated claim that ‘thousands of women died every year pre-Roe’ from a lack of legal abortion care. The column rated her statement as ‘false,’ something a former employee said she had been told repeatedly by her staff but disregarded.”
Yes, so Planned Parenthood knows that women didn’t die from illegal abortions in the large numbers that Wen said they did. But, Planned Parenthood’s accounts still push this non-sense whenever pro-life legislation is passed, saying that women will die from unsafe abortions if abortion is made illegal (in fact, many won’t even have abortions, of course).
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Of course, we know that Planned Parenthood isn’t about real healthcare. According to WeDontNeedPP.com, a project of Students for Life of America, “Planned Parenthood gets more money every year but serves less people.
Between 2006 and 2015, the number of clients served by Planned Parenthood have dropped 19% while their revenue has risen 30%.
The amount of taxpayer funding that makes up their total revenue has also increased by 10%, from 33% in 2006 to 43% in 2015.
Cancer screenings and prevention services have dropped 58% since 2009 and abortions have skyrocketed from 289,750 in 2006 to over 328,000 in 2006.
Abortion is down over 12% nationally since 2010 yet only down by 1.6% for Planned Parenthood since 2010.
Prenatal services at PP have been cut in half since 2009.
From 2009-2013, Planned Parenthood’s abortion to adoption ratio is 209 -to-1.
In 2006, they committed one of every five abortions. In 2015, it’s up to one in every three abortions. (source: Planned Parenthood annual reports).”
You can read more at http://www.wedontneedpp.com/,