The Washington Examiner’s Charlie Spiering reports:
In its latest annual report for fiscal year 2011 to 2012, Planned Parenthood reveals that it performed 333,964 abortions in 2011 – a record year for the organization.
According to annual reports, the organization performed 332,278 abortions in 2009, 329,445 in 2010, making the total number of abortions in three years to 995,687.
Planned Parenthood reported receiving a record $542 million in taxpayer funding, according to a Susan B. Anthony List analysis of the report, in the form of government grants, contracts, and Medicaid reimbursements. The amount is 45 percent of Planned Parenthood’s annual revenue.
Contraceptive services at Planned Parenthood have dropped by 12 percent since 2009, and cancer screening & prevention services have dropped by 29 percent.
To put things in perspective: Abortions Planned Parenthood performed in 2009: 332,278 (keep in mind this number doesn’t include abortions from other clinics, so the total number is actually higher). Firearm murders that year: 11,493.
We don’t have a “gun problem.” We have an abortion problem. I won’t hold my breath waiting for the self-important, narrative-driven “we must ban guns to protect children” politicos/ journalists to acknowledge this little inconvenient fact, however.