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Planned Parenthood: Annual Budget Surpasses $1 Billion; More Preborn
Children Killed

FRONT ROYAL, Va., March 31 /Christian Newswire/ — “If the current trend
continues, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America Inc. (PPFA) will
command a budget of more than $1 billion in three years,” warned Douglas
R. Scott, Jr., president of Life Decisions International (LDI), in 2006.
But PPFA’s Annual Report for 2006-2007 shows that Scott was two years
off the mark.

“Planned Parenthood surpassed the $1 billion mark in the very fiscal
year immediately following my 2006 comment,” Scott said. “This is
shocking and more than a little frightening.”

PPFA generated $1.0179 billion in Fiscal Year 2006- 2007, which is an
increase of nearly 11 percent over the previous reporting period. In
Fiscal Year 2005- 2006, PPFA’s budget rose just 2.4 percent over the
previous Fiscal Year. One year earlier (2004-2005) that figure was 8.4
percent.

PPFA’s massive budget has skyrocketed in part due to a $31.4 million
increase in the amount the abortion- committing goliath gets from
American taxpayers. In Fiscal Year 2005-2006, government funding
increased by nearly 10.8 percent. In Fiscal Year 2006- 2007, taxpayers
gave another 10.3 percent, bringing the one year total to $336.7
million. The most recent figures show that 33.1 percent of PPFA’s annual
revenue comes from taxpayers. In Fiscal Year 2005- 2006 that figure was
33.8 percent.

“This ‘not-for-profit’ behemoth ends every fiscal year with millions of
dollars in ‘excess revenue over expenses,'” Scott said, “which is known
to regular people as ‘profit.'” The ‘excess’ for 2004-2005 alone was $63
million. In 2005-2006 alone, the excess was $55.8 million. In 2006-2007
alone, the amount was a staggering $114.8 million.

On June 30, 2007, PPFA had net assets valued at $951.8 million, of which
$383.1 million was unrestricted and another $160.0 million was
temporarily restricted. “This is essentially a savings account,” Scott
explained. “The money is sitting in a bank and drawing interest that
will further advance Planned Parenthood’s deadly agenda. Despite these
huge sums, the corporation’s hierarchy incessantly claims to need more
and more tax dollars,” Scott said.

The most proficient abortion machine in the United States, PPFA admits
to killing 289,750 preborn human beings in 2006 alone (up nearly 9.4
percent from 2005), generating an estimated $125 million. A scant 2,410
Planned Parenthood customers were referred to adoption agencies.

PPFA claims to prevent the “need” for abortion while simultaneously
working to increase its share of the abortion market. In 1984, PPFA
committed just over 5.5 percent of all abortions in the United States.
By 2004 that figure had risen to nearly 20 percent. And its share of the
lucrative market continues to increase.

PPFA sold 1,436,846 “emergency” birth control kits in 2006 (nearly 18.0
percent more than in 2005). Every PPFA “clinic” dispenses “emergency”
birth control. Most prescribe it over the phone and accept orders over
the Internet, without an exam. In the vast majority of cases,
“emergency” birth control causes an abortion, but Planned Parenthood
wrongly and intentionally claims the drugs are “contraception.”

“Some of my colleagues are claiming victory over Planned Parenthood
because a few of its local facilities have closed,” Scott said. “But the
number of affiliates and local ‘clinics’ has changed very little over
the past several years. What we are seeing is merely a calculated
reorganization.”

“While it is possible for two people to look at the same statistics and
come to different conclusions, I just don’t see how anyone could
reasonably conclude that the Pro-Life Movement is winning against
Planned Parenthood,” Scott said. “I understand the desire to give
pro-life Americans a reason to celebrate–a reason to think positive,
but I don’t think we should put a positive spin on such devastating
statistics. Doing so only serves to mislead and give a false sense of
success.” Scott called on pro-life/pro-family leaders to give their
fellow pro-life advocates the truth and remind them that “we are called
to be faithful, even when doing so is difficult.”

“Nobody would like to be able to say we are putting Planned Parenthood
out of business more than me, but we need to acknowledge that we are
failing– miserably. But this does not mean a successful strategy does
not exist.”

“If the Pro-Life Movement is ever going to offering a serious challenge
to Planned Parenthood’s deadly agenda, we need to come together in mind
and spirit,” Scott said. “It’s time we joined in prayer because we need
God’s help in developing a strategy that will have the kind of impact
that is needed. I have faith that God will lead, but we need to actively
seek Him and be open to His call. It is also time we joined in deed to
advance a new strategy.”

An affiliate of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF),
PPFA describes itself as the world’s oldest and largest “reproductive
health care” business. Founded in 1916 by elitist and eugenics advocate
Margaret Higgins Sanger, it began as the nation’s first birth control
facility.

PPFA argues that “everyone has the right to choose when or whether to
have a child…” It pushes for laws and constitutional amendments that
guarantee “reproductive freedom,” a phrase encompassing unlimited birth
control and abortion for everyone, no matter how young.

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