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December 30, 2015
Planned Parenthood Federation of America 2014-2015 Annual Report Data
The U.S. affiliate of the world’s most vociferous pro-abortion activist group, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, has released its Annual Report for 2014-2015. What follows is the text of a statement to the media, which was released on December 30, 2015. At the end of the press release, key statistics provided in a chart format. For historical comparison and your reference, the data in the same categories (when made available) for several years back is also provided. (All of the material below is available in PDF format.)
The Beginning of the End?
FRONT ROYAL, VA – “Are we witnessing the beginning the end of Planned Parenthood?” Douglas R. Scott, Jr., president of the Planned Parenthood watchdog organization Life Decisions International (LDI). “It is surely too early to make such a statement with any degree of confidence but every analytical measure indicates the end may be approaching far more rapidly than even the most optimistic pro-life activist would have expected.”
The Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) has released its Annual Report 2014-15. A careful review indicates there is little reason for boasting by employees and supporters. The only area in which the nearly 100-year-old empire may find solace is the pocketbook.
For the past six fiscal years, PPFA’s budget has exceeded $1 billion. Income for 2014-2015 was $1,296,100,000. While this is a decrease from the 2013-2014 fiscal year ($1,303,400.000), the difference is insignificant. The figure itself is inherently disconcerting. There are two critical areas upon which PPFA financial health are dependent — government support and general donations (individuals, corporations, private foundations, etc.).
In 2014-2015, PPFA took in a record $553.7 million from taxpayers, a staggering $25 million more than in the previous fiscal year. This is definitely a positive for PPFA, but this source has a weak base since it is dependent upon election results and similar unpredictable factors. A reliance on taxpayer dollars is particularly unwise given the unified attacks pro-life groups have launched against such funding.
General donations are the most critical of all because they measure income from those who have made it clear they support PPFA’s agenda. In the past fiscal year such donations amounted to $353.5 million. Needless-to-say, this is a huge sum, but there is a problem. The figure is $42.4 million less than in the 2013-2014 fiscal year. If this sizable decrease were to become a trend, PPFA would begin to lose funding in every other category as well. Barring some unprecedented successful change in course and strategy, Planned Parenthood’s final days would be imminent.
“For decades, Planned Parenthood has operated the most proficient killing machine in the United States,” said Douglas R. Scott, Jr., president of the Planned Parenthood watchdog organization Life Decisions International (LDI). “And the machine continues to end the lives of preborn human beings while simultaneously wreaking havoc on the lives of all members of society.” In Annual Report 2014-15, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) admits that in 2014 its agents were hired to snuff out 323,999 preborn children, generating an estimated $190 million. Only 2,024 customers were referred to adoption agencies.
This “nonprofit” pays its president in excess of $600,000 per year. Yet even with this high salary PPFA cannot seem to spend all of the money. For fiscal years 2010-2011, PPFA reported “excess revenue over expenses” (some would call it “profit”) of $155.5 million, $87.4 million, $58.2 million, $127.1 million and, in the most recent fiscal year, $58.8 million. The logical question is this: Does PPFA return unspent funds to taxpayers? After all, we are talking about some very serious figures here. The answer is obvious. No. To even suggest the idea is considered laughable. “As usual, taxpayers are getting ripped off. But few policymakers seem to care,” Scott said. “And this will continue to be the case until taxpayers and all good, reasonable and honest people make them care.”
“Planned Parenthood’s greatest ally has always been public ignorance of its agenda and activities,” Scott said. “Pro-life activists at all levels are beginning to see the fruit of their hard labor. And they have many reasons for joy and optimism. In the process, Planned Parenthood and its legions have learned something important about pro-life people. We do not give up. We will never give up. Period.”