Planned Parenthood Did 1 Adoption Referral Per 149 Abortions

By Barbara Boland | January 13, 2014 | 5:04pm EST

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( – In its latest annual report, released in December, Planned Parenthood says it did 327,166 abortion procedures in the course of one year and 2,197 adoption referrals. That works out to approximately 149 abortions for each adoption referral.

The data comes from an accounting of “patient care” Planned Parenthood says its “affiliate health centers” did in the year that ran from Oct. 1, 2011 to Sept. 30, 2012.

Planned Parenthood says in it new annual report that it received a total of $540.6 million in government grants and reimbursements for the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2013. That accounted for almost 45 percent of the organization’s total revenue of $1,210.4.

The 327,166 abortions Planned Parenthood did in the year from Oct. 1, 2011 to Sept, 30, 2012 was down 6,798 abortions from the 333,964 abortions the organization did in the year from Oct. 1, 2010 to Sept. 30 2011.

Still, the 327,166 abortions that Planned Parenthood did from October 2011-September 2012 works out to approximately one abortion every 96 seconds.

If Planned Parenthood did abortions seven days a week, they would have needed to do approximately 896 per day to reach their annual total of 327,166.

The 327,166 abortions that Planned Parenthood did from October 2011-September 2012 was also more than the 318,172 people the Census Bureau estimated lived in the City of St. Louis, Mo., in 2012 or the 306,211 that lived in the City of Pittsburgh, Pa.

The 2,197 adoption referrals Planned Parenthood did in this most recent reporting year was down from the 2,300 it did in the previous year. That year (October 2010-September 2011) Planned Parenthood did approximately 1 adoption referral for each 145 abortions. contacted Planned Parenthood by phone and email to ask how much of the $540.6 million it got in government grants and reimbursements in fiscal 2012 came from federal government source and how much from state government sources. also asked Planned Parenthood how many of the 2,197 “adoption referrals to other agencies” Planned Parenthood made in fiscal 2012 actually resulted in adoptions, and if the organization planned to increase that number. Planned Parenthood had not responded by the time this story was posted.

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