Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) has released its 2008-2009 Annual Report. In prior years the Annual Report has listed the number of abortions conducted as well as the number of adoption referrals and prenatal clients. This year the report DOES NOT contain that information. However, a factsheet released in September indicates that the number of abortions provided by Planned Parenthood in 2008 increased to 324,008. Please also see the charts that show services provided by Planned Parenthood over the years as well as the amount of government funding received.
You may be interested in the following examples of information contained in the Annual Report:
- Planned Parenthood received $363 million in government grants and contracts. Note the report does not specify what portion of the $363 million was received from the federal government. (page 29) A chart showing the correlation between increased government funding to PPFA and increased abortions conducted by PPFA is attached.
- “Planned Parenthood affiliates undertook more than 80 research projects on such subjects as . . . advances in abortion service delivery.” (page 4)
- “. . . the upgrade of video surveillance at several health centers, which PPFA made possible with security grants during 2008-09, now allows staff of local Planned Parenthood health centers to view, off-site or on-site, activities by opponents of legal abortion inside and outside buildings.” (page 6)
- Planned Parenthood pregnancy prevention activities included a redesign of their online sex ed information site with “a contemporary look and feel that connects with the way young people ‘live’ online.” (page 8)
- The report outlines PPFA’s domestic agenda for 2008-2009 including—
- “achieve affordable, quality, comprehensive reproductive health care as part of health care reform” (page 12)
- “ensure that doctors, nurses, and pharmacists who oppose contraception and abortion cannot deny patients vital health care information and services based on their personal biases” (page 12)
- “increase government funding for family planning programs” (page 12)
- The report highlights international activities in nations around the world including—
- “In Kenya, we worked with advocates who developed a grassroots campaign to increase public support for decriminalizing abortion.” (page 20)
- “Latin America and the Caribbean, we offered training for health center security and tracking groups hostile to women’s health and family planning.” (page 20)
- “In northern Nigeria, we overcame the reluctance of a large religious organization to introduce basic reproductive health care through its more than 100 health centers. Now, more than 60 of those centers offer birth control and refer women to private medical providers if they need a safe abortion.” (page 21)
- “We worked with the Obama administration to protect women’s health and promote sexual and reproductive rights around the world, including overturning the global gag rule [Mexico City Policy] and restoring U.S. reproductive health and safe motherhood funding to the United Nations Population Fund [UNFPA]. We also began work on removing abstinence-only requirements in overseas AIDS funding and increase U.S. foreign assistance for reproductive health, including $1 billion for family planning.” (page 21)