Planned Parenthood Finally Admits: 'Our Core Mission Is Providing and Expanding Access to Abortion'

Brittany M. Hughes | January 8, 2019
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Planned “abortion is only 3 percent of what we do” Parenthood is finally admitting that their “core mission” is to provide greater access to abortions – not, as they’ve previously claimed, helping women avoid breast cancer, STDs, or getting pregnant in the first place.

The abortion giant’s new president, Dr. Leana Wen, openly took issue with a recently published Buzzfeed article entitled, “Planned Parenthood’s New President Wants To Focus On Nonabortion Health Care,” which argued that the organization’s revised objective was to expand existing services like birth control, breast cancer screenings (not mammograms, they still don’t do those) and STD testing, while adding on new services like diabetes management and mental health counseling.

But apparently, that’s not Planned Parenthood’s goal at all – and Wen's admitting it.

“I am always happy to do interviews, but these headlines completely misconstrue my vision for Planned Parenthood,” Wen tweeted Tuesday.

“First, our core mission is providing, protecting and expanding access to abortion and reproductive health care. We will never back down from that fight - it’s a fundamental human right and women’s lives are at stake,” she added.

Contrary to Wen's claim, Planned Parenthood has historically shied away from the notion that increasing its abortions are its main objective, arguing for expanded abortion access while simultaneously hyping their rep as a wholistic health care provider by repeatedly claiming that only “Three percent of all Planned Parenthood health services are abortion services.” 

But pro-lifers have long argued that abortions are a far greater portion of what the organization actually does, despite their downplaying. With only about 650 operational clinics nationwide (and declining by the year), Planned Parenthood still manages to perform a solid third of the entire country’s estimated 1 million abortions. While the organization rarely hands out adoption referrals (only 3,889 in FY2017, according to their annual report), it performed 321,384 abortions.

Additionally, most Planned Parenthood clinics don’t offer prenatal care to mothers who choose to keep their babies, meaning many women's reproductive "choices" inside the walls of a PP facility are pretty limited to abortion. Those few clinics that do offer them provided a combined and paltry 7,762 prenatal services in FY2017, despite performing 1,071,642 total pregnancy tests.

But though this reality has been long established, there's at least one major difference between Wen and her predecessor, former PP President Cecile Richards: while it's long been known that Planned Parenthood's primary goal is convincing and helping women to abort their preborn children, at least now they're admitting it.