FLASHBACK: Planned Parenthood Celebrates Centennial: 6,803,782 Babies Aborted

By Penny Starr | October 17, 2016 | 11:42 AM EDT

Eugenicist Margaret Sanger, the

founder of Planned Parenthood. (AP) 

(CNSNews.com) – Planned Parenthood Federation of America marked its 100th birthday on Oct. 16, the day in 1916 that eugenicist Margaret Sanger opened the first “birth control” clinic in Brooklyn. Since 1978, Planned Parenthood, which is America’s largest abortion provider, has ended the lives of approximately 6,803,782 babies.

That is the number of abortions Planned Parenthood has reported in its own documents. CNSNews.com obtained the Planned Parenthood annual reports, fact sheets, and service reports from 1978 through 2014 and counted the number of abortions that the organization said it had performed over that time frame.

To put that number (6,803,782 abortions) in perspective, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the combined populations of Los Angeles and Chicago in 2015 was 6,692,379.

CNSNews.com obtained Planned Parenthood records from the organization and from Jim Sedlak, the founder of Stop Planned Parenthood (STOPP International) and executive director of the American Life League, which has collected Planned Parenthood documents for decades. These records included Planned Parenthood annual reports, as well as “fact sheets” and “service reports” published by the organization.

Although abortion was not legal when Sanger opened the first birth control office in Brooklyn, the procedure was legalized in the state of New York on July 1, 1970. The very next day, July 2, 1970, the New York clinic performed the first abortion, according to Sedlak.

Cecile Richards, president of the

Planned PArenthood Federation of

America.  (AP) 

The Chicago Tribune reported that 58 abortions were performed in total on that one day in New York City.  Planned Parenthood, as The Tribune reported, said it planned to handle at least 5,000 resident NYC abortions per month.  

Only estimates can be made on how many abortions Planned Parenthood performed at its clinics in the early 1970s, even in the first few years following the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

But for the years 1978 through 2014, the numbers are available.  The numbers range from 70,000 abortions in the first annual report (from 1978) to 323,999 abortions reported in the 2014-15 annual report, the latest available, for “medical services” from Oct. 1, 2013 to Sept. 30, 2014.

Every year, Planned Parenthood receives millions in tax dollars through Title X Family Planning appropriations. Its latest report shows that 43 percent of Planned Parenthood’s revenues come from government health services grants and reimbursements (state and federal) for a total of $553.7 million in 2014.

The estimated number of abortions performed by Planned Parenthood from 1978 through 2014, based on Planned Parenthood documents, are presented below by year and by Planned Parenthood source document.

 

Abortions Performed by Planned Parenthood, 1978-2014

 

1978 – Planned Parenthood Federation of America Annual Report 1978. (Calendar Year)

“About 70,000 woman obtained abortions….”

70,000   

 

1979 – Planned Parented Federation of America Annual Report 1979. (Calendar Year)

“In 1979 … almost 67,000 abortions.”

67,000

 

1980 – Planned Parenthood Federation of America 1991 Service Report (Calendar Year)

77,880

 

1981 – Planned Parenthood Federation of America 1991 Service Report (Calendar Year)

79,997

 

1982 – Planned Parenthood Federation of America Annual Report (Calendar Year)

“Women Came to Planned Parenthood clinics on nearly 80,000 occasions for first-trimester abortions.”

80,000

 

Baby in the womb.  (AP) 

1983 -- Planned Parenthood Federation of America Service Report 1991 (Calendar Year)

85,242

 

1984 -- Planned Parenthood Federation of America 1991 Service Report (Calendar Year)

88,824

 

1985 – Planned Parenthood Federation of America 1991 Service Report (Calendar Year)

“Abortion for 88,824 women.”

91,065

 

1986 – Planned Parenthood Federation of America Annual Report (Calendar Year)

“Abortions for 91,000 women….”

91,000

 

1987 – Planned Parenthood Federation of America Annual Report (Calendar Year)

“Abortions for 98,600 women.”

98,600

 

1988 – Planned Parenthood Federation of America Annual Report (Calendar Year)

“Abortions for 104,000 women.”

104,000

 

  
 

(Photo: CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)

1989 – Planned Parenthood Federation of America Annual Report (Calendar Year)

“Abortion services for 11,000 women.”

111,000

 

1990 – Planned Parenthood Federation of America Annual Report (Calendar Year)

“Abortion Services for 122,00 women.”

122,000

 

1991 – Planned Parenthood Federation of America Annual Report (Calendar Year)

“Abortion services for 129,000 women.”

129,000

 

1992 – Planned Parenthood Federation of America Annual Report (Calendar Year)

“Abortion services for 132,000 women.”

132,000

 

1993 – Planned Parenthood Federation of America Annual Report (Calendar Year)

“Abortion services for more than 134,000 women.” (Number updated in 1994 to 134,277)

134,277

 

1994 – Planned Parenthood Federation of America Annual Report (Calendar Year)

“The number of abortion services at PPFA affiliates declined by slightly under one percent, from 1993 to 1994.”

133,289

 

1995 – Planned Parenthood Federation of America Annual Report (Calendar Year)

“Seventy-three Planned Parenthood affiliates provided abortion services in 1995 to 139,899 women.”

139,899

 

1996 – Planned Parenthood Federation of America Annual Report (Calendar Year)

“Last year (1996), 75 Planned Parenthood affiliates provided abortion services to 153,000 women.” (Rounded number)

153,367

 

1997 – Planned Parenthood Federation of America Annual Report (Calendar Year)

165,174

 

1998 – Planned Parenthood Federation of America Annual Report (Calendar Year) 167,928

(Updated in 1999 to 168,509)

168,509

 

1999 – Planned Parenthood Federation of America Annual Report (Calendar Year) 182,854

(Updated in 2000 to 182,792)

182,792

 

2000 – Planned Parenthood Federation of America Annual Report (Calendar Year) 197,070

197,070

 

2001 – Planned Parenthood Federation of America Annual Report (Calendar Year)

213,026

 

2002 -- Planned Parenthood Federation of America Annual Report (Calendar Year) 227,375

(Updated in 2003 to 230,630)

230,630 

  
 

 

(AP) 

2003 – Planned Parenthood Federation of America Annual Report (Calendar Year)

245,092

 

2004 – Planned Parenthood Federation of America Annual Report (Calendar Year)

255,015

 

2005 – Planned Parenthood Federation of America Annual Report (Calendar Year)

264,943

 

2006  – Planned Parenthood Federation of America Annual Report (Calendar Year)

289,750

 

2007 – Planned Parenthood Federation of America Annual Report (Calendar Year)

305,310

 

2008 -- Planned Parenthood Federation of America Fact Sheet

“Abortion Services” 324,008

324,008

 

(Photo: CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)

2009 – Planned Parenthood Federation of America Annual Report (Calendar Year)

331,796  

 

2010 – Planned Parenthood Federation of America Annual Report (Calendar Year)

329,445

 

2011 – Planned Parenthood Federation of America Annual Report (Fiscal Year 10/01/2010 to 9/30/11)

333,964

 

2012 -- Planned Parenthood Federation of America Annual Report (Fiscal Year 10/01/2011 to 9/30/12)

327,166

 

2013 – Planned Parenthood Federation of America Annual Report (fiscal year 10/01/2012 to 9/30/13)

327,653

 

2014 – Planned Parenthood Federation of America Annual Report (fiscal year 10/01/2013 to 9/30/14)

323,999

 

Total: 6, 803,782 babies killed by abortion

(Screenshot YouTube, Center for Medical Progress) 

 


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