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Planned Parenthood Abortions Among 'Top Four Leading Causes Of Death' In America

•, by Naveen Athrappully

Planned Parenthood, the country's largest abortion provider, released its 2022–2023 annual report revealing the organization conducted 392,715 abortions during the period. "This puts abortions performed by Planned Parenthood in the top four leading causes of death in the United States, after heart disease, cancer, and COVID-19," said Marjorie Dannenfelser, the president of Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America group.

According to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 695,000 Americans died from heart disease in 2021, with 605,000 dying from cancer, 416,000 from COVID-19, and nearly 225,000 from accidents.

"Once again, pregnant women who walk into Planned Parenthood are sold an abortion 97 percent of the time, rather than helped to keep their child or make an adoption plan. Meanwhile, they saw 80,000 fewer patients, provided 60,000 fewer pap tests and breast exams, and even gave out less contraception, she said.

Ms. Dannenfelser blamed Democrats in Washington and several other states for backing Planned Parenthood abortions by sending them almost $700 million in taxpayer funds. This amount made up a third of the organization's revenue, with Planned Parenthood ending the fiscal year with $2.5 billion in net assets, she noted.

Around 60 percent of women who have had an abortion "would rather have kept their babies if they just had more emotional or financial support," Ms. Dannenfelser stated. "Democrats' response? They demonize and strip funding from pregnancy resource centers that serve women and their children."

Michael New, a social scientist and senior associate scholar at Charlotte Lozier Institute, pointed out that Planned Parenthood's abortion number was a record for the organization, representing around 40 percent of total abortions performed in the United States.