Abortion giant Planned Parenthood is now claiming the pro-life high ground, arguing that more taxpayer dollars means fewer abortions.
Appearing on Morning Joe this past Wednesday, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards promised abortions will go down if the organization receives federal funds.
“We’re actually now at an historic low for teen pregnancy in the United States of America,” she touted. “We’re actually at the lowest rate of abortion since Roe vs. Wade was decided.”
But Richards is being disingenuous, according to LifeNews:
What Richards didn’t say is that, while the U.S. abortion rate has decreased, Planned Parenthood’s abortion rate has increased. According to Planned Parenthood’s most recently published annual report, the organization performed 328,348 abortions from 2015 to 2016. That’s 4,349 more abortions than the previous year.
As with abortion, Planned Parenthood saw a rise in government funding. It received $554.6 million in “government health services, reimbursements & grants” from 2015 to 2016 versus $553.7 million the year before.
Richards also warned that more unintended pregnancies will occur if funds are not allocated.
“[I]f you actually block access to Planned Parenthood, unintended pregnancy will go up, as will the rate of abortion,” she warned, “which just seems crazy to us.”