Friday, February 10, 2012
The Abortion Rate Among Planned Parenthood's Clients: 7X the National Average
A recap of what Jennie so eloquently puts forth:
The number of abortions in America has remained stable for over a decade, but since 1996, Planned Parenthood's abortion numbers have gone up every year since 1996. Their 2009 Annual Report and 2011 Fact Sheets are the source of the numbers Jennie uses.
Planned Parenthood does over 27% of all abortions in the United States.
In 2009, they provided 10 million services to 3 million clients. Just over 332,000 of those services were abortions, which is where they get their 3% number. (300,000 abortions out of 10 million services)
But 332,000 abortions for 3,000,000 clients means that 11% of their clients were getting abortions. (You don't have to take Jennie's word for it. This Planned Parenthood fact sheet notes that the percentage of Planned Parenthood clients who receive abortion services is 11%.)
And that's a percent of their clients, I'd add, which includes men.
Now I'm going to let Jennie go her way and I'll go mine.
The Centers for Disease Control, which tracks abortion statistics among other things, notes that the abortion rate in the United States is 16 abortions per 1,000 women of reproductive age, or 1.6%.
Let's just assume that Planned Parenthood Shasta Pacific is typical, and that 95% of their clients are female female, for 2.85 million women per year. The abortion rate among Planned Parenthood's clients is 11.6%, or 116 per 1,000.
That means that the abortion rate among Planned Parenthood clients is over seven times higher than the abortion rate nationwide.
That makes it kind of hard for them to claim that their ten million services prevented any abortions.
at 10:25 AM