New study: fewer clinics track with decline in private support
(Stafford, VA) - STOPP International, a project of American Life League, has been tracking and fighting Planned Parenthood Federation of America for 25 years. Its research department issues a variety of reports on the abortion giant. ALL's just released "2011 Report on Planned Parenthood Facilities in the United States," shows that, for the sixth straight year, Planned Parenthood has closed more clinics than it has opened.
"Our 2011 survey shows Planned Parenthood is moving out of communities at an ever-increasing rate," said Jim Sedlak, vice president of American Life League. "It closed 47 clinics last year and opened just 11 new ones, leaving a total of 749 clinics - a net reduction of 36 facilities."
Sedlak noted that most data ALL analyzes and reports regarding Planned Parenthood come from Planned Parenthood itself. But this facilities survey is an independent compilation of the name and address of every Planned Parenthood medical facility in the country, including the types of abortions done at each location.
"President Obama, HHS Secretary Sebelius, and Planned Parenthood contend that PP services enjoy widespread support by the general public. Many PP executive salaries fall into Obama's so-called top one percent," said Rob Gasper, the senior researcher at American Life League who conducted the research. "Yet, our research clearly shows an organization in decline with ever-growing dependence on taxpayer dollars."
Gasper backs up that statement further: "PP's greatest clinic losses took place in Texas as a direct result of that state moving PP funds to healthcare organizations not involved with abortions. This is not an indicator of strength or private support for a supposed hugely popular nonprofit organization."
The full survey is available at here.
Additional research on PP can be found at http://www.stopp.org/.