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Feds gave $700M to Planned Parenthood during year of record abortions

The federal government gave nearly $700 million to the family planning system in one year, and the clinic performed a record number of abortions, which coincided with a decline in all other major services. Ta. Recent report indicates.

Meanwhile, the Biden administration has vowed to expand access to Planned Parenthood’s abortion services.

A 2022-2023 report called “Above and Beyond” released by Planned Parenthood on Tuesday found declines in several categories of non-abortion services compared to the previous year. Contraceptive services, including counseling, were down 4%, cancer screenings were down 1%, and pap smears were down nearly 14%. Adoption referrals were down 5% and preventive visits were down 4%.

Planned Parenthood performed 392,715 abortions from October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022. This was an increase of 5% compared to the 2021-2022 period.

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A photo of the sign at the entrance to the Planned Parenthood building in New York on August 31, 2015. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson)

The Biden-Harris administration has strengthened its support for abortion access through family planning programs following the 2022 reversal of Roe v. Wade. Vice President Kamala Harris toured a Planned Parenthood clinic in Minnesota last month, becoming the first sitting vice president to visit an abortion facility.

At the time, Harris said that “attacks on an individual’s right to make decisions about their own bodies are outrageous and, in many cases, downright immoral.”

Demand for abortions increased by 700% in areas where states restricted or completely restricted access to abortions, according to a report from the Planned Parenthood System. In 2023, more than 20 family planning system affiliates supported more than 33,000 women with abortions through financial and transportation assistance.

The report notes that “since the Supreme Court’s decision stripping away the federal constitutional right to abortion, more than 20 states have imposed partial or total abortion bans.” “For the staff at Family Planning Medical Center, this year has been a year of moving mountains: finding appointments in other states and resources to get patients there, increasing capacity for abortion appointments as much as possible. to meet the growing demand for contraception in some places, and much more.”

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Pro-life groups condemned the report on Friday.

“The family planning system’s annual report shows its priorities,” Tessa Longbonds Cox, a senior fellow at the Charlotte Rozier Institute, told Fox News Digital. “After all, they are an abortion business. It’s no surprise that even though total patient numbers and services were down from the previous year, profits soared and Planned Parenthood performed more abortions than ever before.” there is no.”

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Planned Parenthood terminated approximately 400,000 pregnancies in 2022-2023. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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Lila Rose, founder of the pro-life group Live Action, criticized the Biden administration’s funding for family planning, calling it “grotesque.”

“Our government is making every American taxpayer complicit in this murder,” she said.

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