Washington D.C., Jan 4, 2018 / 05:00 am
Planned Parenthood reported that it received more than $500 million in government funding last year, while performing more than 300,000 abortions across the United States.
The country's largest abortion provider released its 2016-2017 annual report this weekend, reporting that while the organization is seeing fewer patients than in previous years, revenue from government sources remains mostly stable. The report also showed increased excess revenues for the organization.
In the 2016-2017 fiscal year, Planned Parenthood saw 2.4 million patients at its 600 health centers, and performed 321,384 abortions. Though the number of abortions decreased slightly from the prior year, Planned Parenthood's abortion numbers have increased 10 percent over the past decade, despite seeing about 600,000 fewer patients. In 2006, Planned Parenthood reported that they performed 289,750 abortions, and served 3.1 million patients.
Planned Parenthood's excess revenue increased from the prior fiscal year, from $77.5 million to $98.5 million, an increase of 27 percent.