Planned Parenthood drives up abortion numbers in MinnesotaBy Paul Stark
NRL News Today - July 3, 2018
Abortions in Minnesota increased slightly in 2017 thanks to the state’s leading performer and promoter of abortion. Planned Parenthood grew its own abortion total by 11 percent while non-Planned Parenthood abortion centers saw a 10 percent drop.
“Planned Parenthood likes to take credit when abortions go down,” said MCCL Executive Director Scott Fischbach. “That’s simply bizarre, because abortion is Planned Parenthood’s business, and Planned Parenthood is dominating the market. No organization or group does more to keep abortion numbers high.”
The Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) annual Abortion Report, released today, shows that 10,177 abortions took place in the state last year, a three percent increase since 2015, when abortions hit their lowest level since 1974. Despite the recent plateau, abortions in Minnesota have dropped 47 percent since their high in 1980.
Planned Parenthood, however, performed a record-high 6,234 abortions in 2017—giving the organization a record-high 61 percent share of the state’s abortion market. It has increased its abortions by 58 percent just since 2008 (overall abortions in the state have dropped 21 percent over the same period) and doubled its market share.
Whole Woman’s Health, the second leading provider of abortion, performed 2,012 abortions in 2017—a 15 percent decline compared to the previous year.
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