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Planned Parenthood reports record abortion numbers, federal funding dollars following rocky year

Although abortion rates overall are falling, the annual report for the nation’s largest abortion provider indicates that it performed a record-breaking number of abortion procedures and continues to receive sizable taxpayer funding.

Planned Parenthood’s 2018-2019 annual report, which was released last week, shows that the group performed 345,672 abortions procedures in 2018, the highest number in recent years, an approximately 4 percent increase from 2017.

Over the past decade, the organization saw a nearly 7 percent rise in abortions performed from 2008 to 2018. The group now performs 40 percent of all abortions in the United States.

Planned Parenthood has carried out more than 5.6 million abortions since the year 2000, and it continues to receive taxpayer funds through various government entities.

Planned Parenthood’s report notes that it received the highest amount of federal funds in its history. From 2017 to 2018, the group saw funding increase 9.4 percent, from $563.8 million in 2017 to $616.8 million. Federal funding has grown nearly 70 percent since 2008.

Despite a drop in private donations, the group reported that its total revenue exceeds $1.6 billion, with net assets nearing $2 billion.

Due to a Trump administration executive orderrequiring Title X family planning fund recipients to separate abortion from other birth control services, the group decided to forego $60 million in federal dollars.

The abortion giant is also now in the business of “gender-affirming” care, selling hormones to individuals who self-identify as transgender and nonbinary.

Read more at the Christian Post.

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