This month, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America quietly released its 2019-2020 Annual Report with little fanfare. As in previous years, the total number of abortions as well as taxpayer funding increased. Meanwhile, the amount of private funding and active individual contributors has declined, the latter considerably.
Their legislative objectives are as follows: taxpayer funding for elective abortions, evisceration religious freedom and existing protections of conscience, and promote a radical sexual orientation and an orthodoxy of gender identity.
Planned Parenthood’s emphasis on federal politics is not surprising given the significant investment it makes regularly during election cycles. And while these efforts grab the headlines, the data and information in annual reports is also worth reviewing and analyzing.
Medical and financial data provide a revealing display of the organization’s priorities.
The medical data in the 2019-2020 annual report actually covers the period from October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019. Planned Parenthood reports:
- 354,871 abortions, compared to 345,672 the previous year.
- 542,659 breast screenings and Pap tests, compared to 566,186 the previous year.
- 208,248 examinations of healthy women, compared to 213,042 the previous year.
- 2,667 referrals for adoption, a significant decrease from 4,279 the previous year.
Financial data for the 2019-2020 Annual Report covers the period July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. Planned Parenthood reported:
- Over $ 2 billion in net assets, up from $ 1.9 billion the previous year.
- $ 618.1 million in government funding, up from $ 616.8 million the previous year.
- While total revenue held steady at around $ 1.6 billion, the organization’s excess revenue (calculated by subtracting total expenses from total revenue) declined sharply, standing at $ 69.7 million, against more than 110 million dollars the previous year.
- $ 510 million in private funding, up from $ 591.3 million the previous year.
- 590,000 active individual contributors, a significant drop from the 1.1 million reported the previous year.
The Charlotte Lozier Institute Remarks that over the past decade, Planned Parenthood has performed approximately 129 abortions for every recommendation for adoption. The institute – which is the research arm of Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life organization – also points out that over the past decade, cancer screening and prevention services have declined by 63%, antenatal services decreased by 79% and the number of unique patients decreased by 20%.
Planned Parenthood’s annual report also highlights its work in other areas, such as supporting the ‘Defund the Police’ movement and efforts to oppose other priorities of the Trump administration, such as judicial appointments and policies related to immigration law.
In the 2019-2020 annual report, Planned Parenthood reports that it operates “over 200 health centers in 31 states providing hormone therapy to transgender patients.” In the previous annual report, Planned Parenthood listed 31 states but did not specify the number of clinics.
As of February 2021, the Planned Parenthood website lists clinics in 33 states as well as the District of Columbia as places where people can search for cross-sex hormones to “assert their gender identity.” As previously reported to The Daily Signal, Planned Parenthood is one of leaders by providing such services.
Abigail Shrier, author of “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters”, recently wrote about Planned Parenthood’s growing footprint in the transgender space based on a firsthand account from a former “reproductive health assistant”. The former clinic worker said that “ the trans children who identify the children are cash cows, and that they are held responsible for the foreseeable future in terms of follow-up appointments, blood tests, meetings, etc., while abortions – situation over. “
Shrier’s article concludes:
According to the testimony of the Planned Parenthood employee, in affirmative care clinics like this, for teens looking for a quick medical transition – the medicine cabinet is well stocked, the customer is always right and the light is always green.
Planned Parenthood’s annual reports have long provided the pro-life movement with an opportunity to analyze the organization’s latest medical and financial data. It’s clear that Planned Parenthood has claimed another controversial area of service, and going forward, the organization’s involvement in the gender identity space deserves further consideration.
This piece originally appeared in The daily signal.