How many times have we the public heard the following claims?
“Planned Parenthood provides cancer screenings.”
“Planned Parenthood provides mammograms.”
“Planned Parenthood provides prenatal care.”
LiveAction’s newest video points out that by their own numbers, Planned Parenthood provides none of the above.
Between 2004 and 2014, Planned Parenthood’s breast exams have decreased by 60 percent, leaving the organization to perform less than 2 percent of United States breast exams; cancer screenings have decreased by 68 percent, with less than 2 percent of cancer screenings being performed at Planned Parenthood; and Pap tests have decreased by 77 percent, currently accounting for less than 1 percent of all Pap tests in the country.
So, what is on the rise at Planned Parenthood? Three guesses, and the first two don’t count.
In fact, during that same period, the number of abortions Planned Parenthood performed rose by 27 percent, even as Planned Parenthood was seeing fewer women in its facilities. The abortion giant currently performs more abortions than any other organization in the country — over 300,000 abortions each year, accounting for approximately 34 percent of all abortions in the United States. That averages out to 887 abortions every day, or one abortion every 97 seconds.
Tell me why, exactly, a “health care provider” which provides extremely limited medical services, and dispenses death far more than health, deserves taxpayer funding to the tune of $500 million a year?