.- A new report released by the American Life Leagueâs STOPP organization, strongly criticizes Planned Parenthoodâs nationwide business practices and accuses the group of âmaking millions of dollars by selling sex and killing children.â
Jim Sedlak, STOPPâs executive director, called Planned Parenthood âAmerica's largest abortion chain,â and said that it continues âto 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, âreveals 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 groupâs clinics are located in areas with high Hispanic populations.
This, he said, "gives a clear picture of Planned Parenthood's current target marketâ¦Since its founding in 1916, Planned Parenthood has focused its efforts and programs on minorities.â
One of the more surprising aspects of the survey, according to Sedlak, was Planned Parenthoodâs "express clinics."
Planned Parenthoodâs 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 appearsâ, Sedlak said, âthat 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, âOur 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.â
The survey was conducted between September 15th and December 5th of 2005.