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PLANNED PARENTHOOD COMMITS MORE ABORTIONS THAN EVER BEFORE

Pro-Life Leader Challenged Pro-Abortion Group To An End Its Terrorism On The Unborn Child

WASHINGTON, D.C., (LSN.ca) - Douglas R. Scott, president of Life Decisions International, has called on Planned Parenthood Federation of American (PPFA) to end its "ever-increasing terrorism on the unborn child." Citing PPFA's own statistics that show it committed more abortions in its last reporting period than ever before, Scott said it's time for a cease-fire to protect those in the womb.

"PPFA and its legions admits to having committed 197,070 in 2000, a 7.8 percent increase from the 182,792 killings it did in 1999," Scott said, "and these are only the surgical deaths. It's time that Planned Parenthood join us in seeking peaceful, loving and life-affirming solutions for those face untimely pregnancies."

PPFA leaders argue that if emergency contraception were "made available" to all females of childbearing age, the number of surgical abortions would be reduced "by more than half." The number of "emergency contraception kits" distributed by Planned Parenthood went up a staggering 275 percent-from 112,807 in to 310,000. "Let's see," wrote LDI co-founder and executive director emeritus Patricia Pitkus Bainbridge in her analysis of PPFA's annual report, "Planned Parenthood increased its customer base, 'educated' millions of individuals about pregnancy prevention, sold emergency contraception kits to 310,000 women, and provided 1,921,857 men and women with 'reversible contraception,' and yet its abortion numbers continue to increase." Bainbridge wrote that it "does not take a statistician to recognize that Planned Parenthood's programs are a dismal failure-unless, of course, they have no actual intention of trying to reduce the number of abortions."

"The last thing on earth that Planned Parenthood wants to do is end untimely pregnancies," Scott said, "especially among teenagers. If they were to implement programs that were successful, the organization would go out of business. Planned Parenthood thrives by making the 'problems' worse."

Not only has Planned Parenthood committed more abortions, it also has more money. Financial reports for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001, show that PPFA's total revenue was $672,600,000.00, up from $627,200,000.00 in the previous reporting period. PPFA had expenses of nearly $629,000,000.00. Its total liabilities and net assets were listed at $750,300,000.00. Private contributions (including corporate and foundation support) made up 28 percent of PPFA's revenue. Clinic income accounted for 36 percent. Government grants generated 30 percent of PPFA's budget, and the Alan Guttmacher Institute and "other" accounted for six percent.

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