Planned Parenthood’s 2015-2016 annual report shows that the organization performed more abortions last year, while providing fewer cancer screenings, STD testing and other health services.
Planned Parenthood usually releases its report at the beginning of the year, but had delayed this year’s release. Critics of the organization say the delay was because Planned Parenthood is at risk of losing more than $500 million in annual funding that Republican lawmakers want to reallocate to other health clinics.
Representatives from Planned Parenthood, however, have said that the federal funds are not used for abortions, but for the other health services the organization provides.
"The bottom line is that Planned Parenthood is getting more government funding and committing more abortions than ever before, while continuing to decrease in key services to women such as cancer screenings, breast exams, and prenatal services," said Arina Grossu, the director of the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council.
"This sham organization's focus is increasingly on higher abortion numbers and higher profits. Why are we continuing to hand over half a billion dollars in taxpayer money to an organization that kills America's unborn children at record rates while lining their pockets with more than $77 million in profit?"
According to pro-life advocacy group Susan B. Anthony List, the total number of cancer screenings, preventing services, breast exams and pap tests have all fallen nearly in half over the past five years.
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Publication date: June 1, 2017