The 3% Myth

The Abortion Corporation

Debunking Planned Parenthood’s 3% Abortion Myth.

Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion chain, ending the lives of over 320,000 American children every year.

Even as Planned Parenthood spent an unprecedented $30 million* to influence the November 2016 elections and keep its taxpayer funding flowing, Live Action released a new video that shows voters how the abortion chain covers up a business model that is focused on abortion, not on women’s health care.

To justify its half billion dollars in taxpayer funding, Planned Parenthood downplays abortion — falsely claiming that it only makes up three percent of its business — and instead plays up its cancer screenings and “women’s health care.”  

However, Planned Parenthood’s own numbers prove it’s an abortion corporation, focused on abortion, not on women’s health care.  Planned Parenthood doesn’t perform a single mammogram, and it performs less than two percent of all women’s cancer screenings in the United States, yet it commits over 30 percent of America’s abortions.

Planned Parenthood is the single largest abortion chain in America, committing 887 abortions a day and over 320,000 abortions last year alone.

Planned Parenthood is so focused on abortion that it aborts 160 children for every one child it refers out for adoption.  If a woman with an unwanted pregnancy goes to Planned Parenthood, that child is 160 times more likely to be poisoned or dismembered than to be put up for adoption to a waiting family.

Planned Parenthood is spending the most it has ever spent on an election to influence 2016’s outcome, and citizens have a right to know the truth about an organization that has their politicians’ ears.  Live Action’s new video is a powerful tool for activists to counter one of Planned Parenthood’s biggest lies it will spread this election year.

Planned Parenthood by the Numbers

The abortion chain’s own numbers show it is focused on abortion.

Planned Parenthood’s U.S. market share for women’s Pap tests is 0.97%.

Planned Parenthood performed 271,539 Pap tests in fiscal year 2014-15, out of 28.1 million tests nationwide.

The Numbers

  • Percentage of women 18 years+ who had a Pap test within the past three years: 69.4%
    (Source:  CDC “Health, United States 2015” report, page 249)
  • Number of women 18 years+ in the U.S.:  121.4 million
    (Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, Table 1. “Population by Age and Sex: 2012”)
  • Number of women 18 years+ who had a Pap test within the past three years:  84.3 million (69.4% of 121.4 million)
  • Pap tests are recommended every three years, so average number of women per year who received Pap tests:  28.1 million (84.3 million / 3 years)
  • Planned Parenthood Pap tests in the 2014-15 fiscal year:  271,539
    (Source:  Planned Parenthood 2014-2015 annual report, page 30)
  • Planned Parenthood Pap test market share:  0.97% (271,539 / 28.1 million x 100)

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Planned Parenthood’s U.S. market share for clinical breast exams is 1.8%.  

Planned Parenthood performed 363,803 exams in fiscal year 2014-15, out of 20 million exams nationwide.  (Note:  These are physical exams, not mammograms. Planned Parenthood does not perform mammograms.)

The Numbers

  • Number of clinical breast exams performed annually in the U.S.:  20 million
    (Source:  The MammaCare Foundation.  The MammaCare Foundation, along with the National Cancer Institute and the National Science Foundation, developed the recognized standard for physical examination of the breast.)
  • Planned Parenthood clinical breast exams in the 2014-15 fiscal year:  363,803
    (Source:  Planned Parenthood 2014-2015 annual report, page 30)
  • Planned Parenthood clinical breast exam market share:  1.8% (363,803 / 20 million x 100)

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Planned Parenthood’s U.S. market share for mammograms is 0.0%.  

Planned Parenthood does not perform mammograms.

Planned Parenthood’s U.S. market share for abortions is *34.9%.  

Planned Parenthood committed 323,999 abortions in fiscal year 2014-15, out of approximately *926,200 abortions nationwide.

The Numbers

Numbers have been recently updated to reflect current abortion stats

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Planned Parenthood aborts 160 children for every one child it refers out for adoption.  

Planned Parenthood referred 2,024 babies out for adoption in fiscal year 2014-15 (Planned Parenthood does not provide adoption services itself), while committing 323,999 abortions that same year.

The Numbers

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  • Referrals