Planned Parenthood's Govt Funding Rose to $363.2 Million in FY 2008-2009, Aborted 324,008 Unborn Children in 2008

By Penny Starr | December 23, 2010 | 10:12am EST

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards. (AP photo/Ron Edmonds).

( – Planned Parenthood received $363.2 million in government grants and contracts during its 2008-2009 fiscal year, according to the organization's annual report. That was up from $349.6 million in FY2007-08.

According to a fact sheet on Planned Parenthood's Web site, the organization performed 324,008 abortions in calendar year 2008. That was up from 305,310 in 2007 and 289,750 in 2006.

The number of abortions performed by Planned Parenthood in 2006 and 2007 was reported in the group's 2007-2008 annual report, on page 9. The abortions for 2008 were reported in the fact sheet--"current as of September 2010."  The number was not included in Planned Parenthood's latest annual report.

As for the latest annual report, it shows that the Planned Parenthood national organization and its affiliates in all 50 states and U.S. territories had a total in net assets for fiscal year 2008-2009 of $994.7 million, a decrease of $19.6 million from the previous year. (Planned Parenthood’s fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30.)

Planned Parenthood receives federal tax dollars through Title X of the Public Health Service Act of 1970. The funding is for reproductive health care services, including family planning, and cannot be directly spent on actual abortion procedures except in cases of rape, incest or to preserve the life of the mother.

Baby at 5 months of age.


In addition to the number of abortions in 2008, the Planned Parenthood fact sheet, dated current as of September 2010,  shows that the organization provided 1,436,808 emergency contraception kits to women in 2008.

In contrast, the fact sheet further reveals that Planned Parenthood made 2,405 adoption referrals to other agencies.

Planned Parenthood’s annual report for 2008-2009, entitled “The Promise of Change,” makes numerous references to President Barack Obama as a “pro-choice president” and includes a photo of Obama with Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood.

The introduction to the report refers to Planned Parenthood as “the nation’s largest sex educator,” and includes an “In Memoriam” for Dr. George Tiller, a late-term abortion provider who was shot and killed in 2009 by a man who is now serving a life sentence in prison.

“Recalling George Tiller challenges each of us to honor and emulate his commitment to serve and protect the dignity of all women, as well as the work of brave health professionals committed to women’s health,” the memoriam reads.

The last time the organization apparently posted its annual report online was in April of 2009, which was the fiscal year 2007-2008 annual report.

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