Planned Parenthood closes large number of facilities in 2017

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Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest provider of abortions, had to close 32 of its facilities in 2017, according to a report from American Life League (ALL), a pro-life organization.

In its annual report, ALL stated that the national organization is in decline, despite media reports that continue to push a false narrative regarding the relevance of the abortion clinic in the lives of Americans.

“The continuing decline of Planned Parenthood facilities belies its public relations hype,” says Jim Sedlak, ALL Executive Director. “The evidence is clear: The American people are fed up with Planned Parenthood. The revelations about its business model and its callous disregard for the lives of human beings are taking their toll on the organization’s acceptance.”

According to ALL, Planned Parenthood operates nearly half (48.8 percent) of the abortion facilities in the United States. In 1995, the organization was operating 938 facilities. Since then, that number has dropped to 597 this year.

“While the numbers continue to show an organization in decline, we do not expect it to go quietly into the night,” Sedlak added. “We expect that Planned Parenthood’s leaders, along with its bought-and-paid-for politicians, will continue to spread the lies and demand the American people pay tribute to this satanic organization.”

Planned Parenthood’s decline comes after years of allegations of Medicaid fraud and child sex abuse cover-ups, but an undercover investigation last spring, which caught a top Planned Parenthood executive negotiating prices for baby body parts harvested from abortions, was likely the final straw. Since then, financial problems have plagued the taxpayer-funded organization, and clinics have been closing rapidly throughout the country.

The U.S. Department of Justice recently launched a formal investigation into Planned Parenthood over its alleged sale of the body parts of babies aborted in its clinics for a profit.

Planned Parenthood affiliates in Iowa, New Mexico, Wyoming, and North Dakota have also closed this year, as well as facilities in Colorado.

“Planned Parenthood’s enterprise is crumbling, even while they are still raking in over half a billion dollars a year from taxpayers,” said Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser earlier this year. “Their abortion-centered business model isn’t just morally wrong, it’s a failure. In a market where there are so many better options, women don’t need to get their health care from Planned Parenthood.”

Planned Parenthood released its own annual report at the end of May, reporting increases in abortions, profits, and taxpayer funding, while many of its non-abortion services—including contraception—have shown a marked decrease, according to Breitbart.

In a pitch for year-end donations, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards tweeted that 2017 was a “tough year” for the abortion provider:

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