I've just finished reading Unplanned. It was a great read, with plenty to offer even a jaded old veteran such as myself. But I'm left with a question.
Previous exposes on Planned Parenthood, mostly based on dumpster-diving and public record searches, found that PP made the bulk of its money by overcharging taxpayers for birth control, STD testing, etc. Abortion was more an ideological cause, and a way of restoring clients to a non-pregnant, and thus potentially profitable, state, since a pregnant client would be forgoing pregnancy tests and contraceptive visits for at least nine months.
When I listened to the National Abortion Federation tapes (admittedly over a decade ago), the for-profit abortionists hated Planned Parenthood for undercutting them on abortion prices -- something PP could do because they used tax dollars to cover their overhead and thus allow them to essentially underwrite their abortion projects with non-abortion money.
But Abby described a reversed situation -- one in which abortion was the money maker, and the other services were a financial drain.
I'm going to try to track Abby down on Twitter, as suggested by Jill Stanek, to see if she can answer for me the question of what changed since George Grant wrote Grand Illusions and since I listened to those NAF tapes.
Anybody else with information is welcome to chime in. How did the financial dynamics change?