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Aren’t abortions only a small percentage of the services Planned Parenthood provides?

While Planned Parenthood officials claim that abortions constitute only 4% percent of their services, this figure is misleading. Out of the 9.8 million individual services they provided in 2018, 345,672 were abortions—roughly 4%. But this figure fails to account for the fact that a woman visiting Planned Parenthood for an abortion will receive several services—from a pregnancy test to some manner of counseling to the abortion itself—each of which is counted separately.

A closer look at Planned Parenthood’s client and income numbers shows that the abortion figure is actually more than three times what they claim. Out of 2.4 million Planned Parenthood clients in 2018, 14% got abortions. Moreover, abortion accounts for at least a third of Planned Parenthood’s total non-government paid income from clinic services.


Guttmacher Institute. “Induced Abortion in the United States.” September 2019. https://www.guttmacher.org/fact-sheet/induced-abortion-united-states. Link.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Planned Parenthood Federation of America 2018-2019 Annual Report. Link.

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