With record high abortion numbers, Planned Parenthood proves what it’s really about

While Planned Parenthood presents itself as a health care provider, doctors who have attempted to lead the organization to shift away from an emphasis on abortion toward offering actual, comprehensive health care have met with untimely ends to their Planned Parenthood careers. Though the corporation has for years claimed that abortion comprises only 3-4% of its total annual services, the means for arriving at such a claim appeared dubious even to the Washington Post, which once fact checked the claim, calling it “misleading.”

In reality, Planned Parenthood needs abortions to continue at its facilities in order to remain open.

Since 2000, Planned Parenthood alone has reported having committed 6.4 million abortions — and during that same time, American taxpayers were forced to send over $9.3 billion to the abortion corporation. And though Planned Parenthood has lost nearly a million donors in recent years, it still managed to raise over $7.2 billion in private contributions since 2000.

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Abortions rise to 6.4 million 

Since 2000, nearly 23 million abortions were committed overall nationally; during that same time, Planned Parenthood’s share of those abortions rose to nearly 6.4 million — comprising nearly a fourth of the nation’s total abortions.

In addition, Planned Parenthood abortions have skyrocketed over 197% from the 129,000 the organization recorded in 1991 to a whopping 383,460 abortions recorded in its 2020-2021 annual report — the highest number of abortions ever committed by the corporation in one year.

Image: Planned Parenthood abortions and taxpayer dollars (2000-21 to 2020-21) compared to national abortions (Graph: Live Action News updated 12/2/2022)

Planned Parenthood abortions and taxpayer dollars (2000-21 to 2020-21) compared to national abortions (Graph: Live Action News updated 12/2/2022)

Currently, Planned Parenthood alone commits over 41% of the nation’s total abortions, making it the nation’s largest abortion business.

Taxpayer dollars reach $9.3 billion 

Since 2000, Planned Parenthood has received over $9.3 billion from the American taxpayer — yet while government funding to the organization has increased year after year, actual health services, clients, and facilities have been on the decrease.

Government revenue from taxpayer dollars currently makes up 37% of Planned Parenthood’s total revenue, according to its 2020-2021 annual report. Since 1991, taxpayer dollars flowing into Planned Parenthood have risen a whopping 411%, (up $500 million from the $124 million it received in 1991 to the $633.4 million it received in the year ending June 30, 2021).

And as Live Action News previously documented, Planned Parenthood’s most recent report reveals that the organization pocketed nearly $134 million ($133.7) in excess revenue while its net assets have risen to over $2.5 billion.

While Planned Parenthood continues to receive increased government dollars, a new report has found that 36% of all U.S. counties are “maternity care deserts.”

Private contributions hit $7.2 billion 

The number of Planned Parenthood donors has declined in recent years, yet since 2000, Planned Parenthood has been able to raise over $7.2 billion from private “contributors.” Planned Parenthood’ latest 2020-2021 report recorded 590,000 “contributors” — the same number of donors recorded by the corporation in 2019.

But the corporation’s donors decreased nearly 16% from the 700,000 reported in 2000 and decreased a whopping 61% from the 1.5 million reported in 2017-18. This means that between 2017 and 2020, Planned Parenthood lost nearly one million donors (910,000). And still, the dollars flowing to the corporation continue to increase.

Image: Planned Parenthood revenue Private Donations 2000 to 2020-2021AR (Graph: Live Action News)

Planned Parenthood revenue Private Donations 2000 to 2020-2021AR (Graph: Live Action News)

Pro-abortion philanthropists fund Planned Parenthood 

The abortion organization rarely publishes the names of its donors, but in the few occasions where it did, it revealed that the abortion corporation was being undergirded by a handful of pro-abortion philanthropists.


  • $2.5 million “multiple year pledges” from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as well as the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • $1 million “multiple year pledge” from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • $500,000 “multiple year pledge” from the Tides Foundation
  • $100,000 “multiple year pledge” from George Soros’s Open Society Foundations
  • And many others


  • $2.5 million “multiple year pledges” from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, as well as the Turner Foundation
  • At least $500,000 “multiple year pledge” from Open Society
  • At least $250,000 “multiple year pledge” from Education Foundation of America, Picower Foundation, and the Summit Foundation
  • $100,000 “multiple year pledge” from the Wallace Global Foundation
  • And many others

Planned Parenthood’s past reports showed large “anonymous” donors which may include the Susan T. Buffett Foundation which granted over $50 million to the corporation in 2013, over $50 million in 2014, over $57 million in 2015, over $65 million in 2016, over $35 million in 2017, over $34 million in 2018, over $30 million in 2019, and over $25 million in 2020.

According to Capital Research, the Buffett Foundation “paid about $675 million to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and its international and state-level affiliates from 2000 to 2018.”

The Packard Foundation also granted millions to Planned Parenthood and its affiliates, including over $1 million in 2014, $7 million in 2015, over $3 million in 2016, $10 million in 2018, and one million in 2019.  JPB Foundation granted Planned Parenthood $4.5 million in 2013 and 2014, $11.5 million in 2015, $7.5 million in 2016, nearly $7.5 million in 2017, $6.5 in 2018 and 2019.

The Ford Foundation granted over $5 million in 2013, over one million in 2015 and 2016, and over $1.2 million in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

A report published by the Media Research Center says that Open Society founder George Soros has “dumped at least $21.2 million into Planned Parenthood’s national and regional branches, not counting an additional $1.5 million he gave in 2015 to cover up Planned Parenthood’s fetal tissue sale scandal.”

In past years, the Mercury Foundation granted Planned Parenthood $4 million, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund granted $6 million, Avenir Foundation granted $5 million, North Star Charitable Foundation granted $2.5 million, Jerome L. Greene Foundation granted $4 million, Avis and Clifford Barrus Medical fund granted $2 million, as did many others.

These “others” include the Green Bay Packers Foundation; former Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg; Jeff Bezos’s ex-wife MacKenzie Scott who gave $275 million earlier this year; and philanthropists Joan and Irwin Jacobs who recently gave $10 million to Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest.

Currently, private Contributions & Bequests make up 34% of PP’s revenue, increasing by $69.3 million in just one year (nearly 14%) from $510.0 million in 2019-2020 to $579.3 million in 2020-2021.

Planned Parenthood has an egregious record of abuses, scandalsfraud, racism, pregnancy discrimination, privacy breaches, and Medicaid fraud. The corporation has been shown to disseminate unscientific, fabricated and misleading medical information to women considering abortions, while former staffers have revealed how Planned Parenthood misinforms women about the development of their preborn babies, how they have a poor standard of care for clients (with former managers accusing them of “treating women like cattle”), and how they utilize ultrasound only for abortions and not for informed consent.


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