Planned Parenthood Revenue

October 2nd, 2015 by

 Planned Parenthood’s Claim that only 3% of its services are abortions

By: Paul Stam

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is the largest provider of abortions in the United States, performing 327,653abortions in 2013-2014.[1] According to PPFA’s Annual Report from 2013-2014, only 3% of its total services are for abortion procedures.[2] However, a service is broadly defined by PPFA as “a discrete clinical interaction, such as the administration of a physical exam or STI test or the provision of a birth control method.”[3] If a woman comes to a Planned Parenthood clinic for an abortion, she will be tested for STDs before the procedure and is given aspirin after the procedure.[4] These are counted as three separate services.

But actual abortion accounts for almost 50% of PPFA’s health service revenue.[5] The average abortion price is $451.[6] Multiply that by the number of abortions performed, 327,653 procedures, that equals $147.8 million.[7] That is 48.41% of the total $305.3 million health services revenue reported by PPFA on its annual report.[8]

The 2013-2014 PPFA report also indicates that 41% of Planned Parenthood’s revenue comes from government subsidies.[9] Planned Parenthood reported that its annual revenue for 2013-2014 was $1.303 billion.[10] However, PPFA’s health center income, the amount derived from non-governmental sources for health services, was around $305 million in 2013-2014.[11] Use of government subsidies, such as Medicaid, to pay for abortions is prohibited.[12]

The 3% figure that PPFA has trumpeted for its abortion services is bogus.

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[1] “2013-2014 Annual Report,” Services. Planned Parenthood Federation of America, retrieved September 30, 2015. See pp 17,18. See
[2] Id. at 17.
[3] Id. at 17.
[4]Planned Parenthood’s 3% Lie” RedState. Streiff. Published August 6, 2015,
[5] (Average abortion price $451 * 327,653 abortions = $147.8 million)/($305.3 million health services revenue) = 48.41% See Jones et al 2008, and PPFA Annual Report 2013?2014.
[6] Cost may vary per state and clinic; according to the Guttmacher Institute, an average abortion costs $468.
[7] PPFA Annual Report 2013-2014.
[8] Id. at 21.
[9] Id. at 20.
[10] Id. at 21.
[11] Id. at 21.
[12] There are several Hyde Amendment exceptions,