New data showing that Planned Parenthood performs 81 abortions for every one adoption referral underscores the need to strip its government funding, says a prominent female pro-life writer.
Planned Parenthood’s annual report for 2018-19 showed its clinics performed 345,672 abortions during that time period but were responsible for only 4,279 adoption referrals, resulting in a ratio of 81 to 1. Although that’s an improvement from the ratio in its previous report (117 to 1), it’s in line with the ratio from 2016-17 (83 to 1).
Alexandra DeSanctis, a staff writer for National Review, said the data should impact the debate over Planned Parenthood’s government funding. She noted the organization also listed only 9,798 instances of prenatal services, which results in a ratio of 35 abortions for every single instance of prenatal care.
“Based on Planned Parenthood’s own reporting alone, its federal funding should be stripped and redirected to health-care organizations that actually serve women, rather than a group that profits from ending an increasing number of innocent human lives while the U.S. abortion rate continues to fall,” DeSanctis wrote.
In fact, the word “adoption” is listed only one time in the 32-page report. (“Abortion” is mentioned 48 times.)
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Source: Christian Headlines