A new report released by the American Life League’s STOPP organization, strongly criticizes Planned Parenthood’s nationwide business practices and accuses the group of “making millions of dollars by selling sex and killing children.”
Jim Sedlak, STOPP’s executive director, called Planned Parenthood “America's largest abortion chain,” and said that it continues “to push its abortion agenda through a network of more than 800 facilities nationwide."
The new survey of all Planned Parenthood facilities in the United States, he said, “reveals that the controversial abortion organization now operates 173 surgical abortion centers, 57 additional medical abortion facilities, and 595 other locations that distribute products that cause early chemical abortions."
He noted that a large number--30 percent-- of the group’s clinics are located in areas with high Hispanic populations.
This, he said, "gives a clear picture of Planned Parenthood's current target market…Since its founding in 1916, Planned Parenthood has focused its efforts and programs on minorities.”
One of the more surprising aspects of the survey, according to Sedlak, was Planned Parenthood’s "express clinics."
Planned Parenthood’s websites say that, "At an express health center, clients who are short on time and do not require a table examination can quickly pick up their birth control medication or get contraceptive advice."
"It appears”, Sedlak said, “that these express clinics serve as storefront operations where Planned Parenthood can sell its most profitable items with the least amount of overhead."
He added that, “Our research shows that Planned Parenthood sells a monthly supply of birth control pills for anywhere from $16 to $25, but pays just $1.50 for them. That's killer profit.”
The survey was conducted between September 15th and December 5th of 2005.