3% – Planned Parenthood (hereafter PP) often claims that that abortions account for only 3 percent of the services they provide. While this may be technically true, it is a highly misleading statistic. PP considers an “activity” any separate action, exam, or test they do for a patient. If patient comes in for an abortion they may also give her an HIV test, a STI test, a pap test, medication to prevent a urinary tract infection, and some oral contraceptives. PP counts each as an “activity.” Even if a pregnant woman came to a PP clinic specifically for an abortion, the actual abortion would only count, in this example, as 16 percent (1 of 6) of the “activities” for that particular woman.
77 — That’s the number of years that Planned Parenthood Federation of America, commonly shortened to Planned Parenthood, has been in existence. The precursor of the organization, the American Birth Control League, was started in 1921. That group became PP in 1942.
$470 — The median charge for a surgical abortion at 10 weeks’ gestation (2009 figures).
700 — The approximate number of “health centers” PP connected to PP in America. PP works on franchise model, so each of the centers is part of a network of 66 independently incorporated affiliates.
$60,319 — The average amount American taxpayers (at the local, state, and federal level) give PP every hour, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.