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Planned Parenthood performed 375,000 abortions last year with taxpayer funding

Abortion remains the leading cause of death for U.S. children, with Planned Parenthood performing nearly 375,000 abortions last year.

The organization documented 374,155 abortions last year while receiving $670.4 million in government grants and reimbursements — an increase of about 5.8 percent from the previous year. According to a Life News analysis, Planned Parenthood performed 1,025 abortions daily or terminated a baby every 84 seconds.

Dr. Michael New, a self-described conservative Catholic professor and researcher, reported that Planned Parenthood recorded the second-most abortions performed by the organization in its history, representing approximately 40 percent of abortions last year in the United Sates. “This is unsurprising,” New said.

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According to the Guttmacher Institute’s estimate, just less than one million unborn children lost their chance at life in the United States last year, with fewer than half of the abortions performed by Planned Parenthood.

New’s reaction to the staggering number seemed predictable to him and other pro-life advocates considering that President Joe Biden repealed the Trump administration’s Protect Life Rule, which allowed Planned Parenthood to become eligible for more government funding through Title X grants.

Abortion data analyzed last year from the pro-life medical research group Charlotte Lozier Institute shows a breakdown of the various reasons women seek abortions, which range from rape and incest to the risk to the mother’s life or health or a fetal abnormality. With such reasons making up less than 5 percent of the abortions performed, the data concluded 95.7 percent of procedures were marked as “elective or unspecified reasons.” Lila Rose, founder and president of pro-life organization Live Action, called the organization’s latest annual report “horrific.”

The abortion giant’s report also noted the organization offered fewer services to women — prenatal services dropped by 29 percent, miscarriage care fell 5 percent, adoption referrals fell by 7 percent and pregnancy tests fell by 3.7 percent. Planned Parenthood’s latest numbers broke previous statistics reported by Life News, which said the organization aborted 354,871 unborn children in 2019.

– Lee Hartman | Metro Voice

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