Wednesday, February 02, 2005
On this day:

For Planned Parenthood, There's No Money in Adoption

Via Tony Perkins at Family Research Council:
A curious item appeared on Planned Parenthood's homepage this weekend, adoption. Apparently America's number one abortion provider feels the need to acknowledge the choice of adoption, now. Hillary Clinton and her crowd have made this vogue in recent days, trying to put a kinder, gentler face on their commitment to legal abortions and attempting to shore up the millions of dollars they receive from Congress. The problem with Planned Parenthood's new found moderation is that it belies the numbers. Of the 123 Planned Parenthood affiliates nationwide that manage nearly 850 "health centers," they can only point to one lone office as providing adoption services, and this as a separate agency that is simply allowed under Planned Parenthood's roof. And of all the Planned Parenthood affiliates in 2003, 1,774 adoption referrals were offered (although they admit far fewer actually chose this option). The sad fact is that Planned Parenthood has never promoted adoption as a serious option for women. While they celebrate less than 2,000 adoption referrals nationwide as a sign of choice, Planned Parenthood affiliates performed 244,628 abortions in 2003. This means that if you were an unborn child of a mother who turns to Planned Parenthood for help the likelihood of actually surviving the pregnancy is less than 1 in 138. It doesn't seem like adoption is much of an option for Planned Parenthood and it has never been. Just one more reason Congress should withhold taxpayers' money from Planned Parenthood. Contact your Congressman and Senators and urge them to de-fund Planned Parenthood.
[Emphasis mine.]