By Jonathon Van Maren
Last week, the Family Research Council (FRC) released its annual report “The Real Planned Parenthood: Leading the Culture of Death.” It is a sobering look at America’s largest abortion business, which not only perpetrated over half of all reported abortions in the United States from 2018 to 2019, but also expanded into the exploding market for transgender hormone therapy. In the 2019 fiscal year, Planned Parenthood killed 354,871 babies.
According to the FRC, Planned Parenthood received 38% of its funding – $618.1 million – from the U.S. government, the bulk of it through Medicaid. “Planned Parenthood’s total revenue for 2019-2020 was $1.6 billion, the highest in its history,” the FRC reported. “Planned Parenthood reported $888.3 million in unrestricted net assets, which it can draw on if it loses government funding.”
According to the author of the report, Director of the FRC’s Center for Human Dignity’s Mary Szoch: “Based on Planned Parenthood’s yearly increase in the number of abortions they commit and the decrease in the number of abortions committed nationally, Planned Parenthood is becoming more and more of an abortion monopoly.” In undercover footage shot by David Daleiden and his colleagues at the Center for Medical Progress, independent abortion clinic owners were filmed complaining about Planned Parenthood increasingly pushing them out of business.