Women Continue to Abandon Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky

April 23, 2018

Five protests in Indiana this Saturday Will Demand an End to Taxpayer Funding of Planned Parenthood

INDIANAPOLIS – A recent review of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky’s (PPINK) 2017 annual report shows that clients continue to abandon the abortion business. PPINK’s client base has been cut nearly cut in half over the last decade and total visits are down 22 percent from 2016 to 2017. Only .004 percent of Indiana and Kentucky’s populations are seen by PPINK.

In 2017, PPINK had 48,888 unduplicated patients, compared to 91,168 in 2008. Unduplicated patients are down 5 percent from 2016. Those patients made 91,235 total visits to PPINK in 2017. Total visits are down 67 percent over 10 years and down 22 percent from 2016. (Note: Numbers from 2008 do not include numbers from Kentucky because the organizations had not yet merged.)

Ten years ago, there were 35 Parenthood facilities in Indiana. In 2017, there were only 17 facilities in Indiana and two facilities in Kentucky.

The majority of PPINK’s procedure numbers, excluding abortion, are drastically down over the last decade. For example, in 2008, Planned Parenthood did 46,932 pap tests, compared with 4,384 in 2017. Contraceptive numbers are also down over 10 years. Oral contraception is down 85 percent, emergency contraception is down 91 percent and condoms/spermicides are down 68 percent.

In 2017, PPINK did 5,230 abortions. This number is down 3 percent from 2016, but up 5 percent from 2008. Abortion remains a core part of PPINK’s business model.

PPINK also continues to see fewer clients in poverty. Ten years ago, 74 percent of its clients were at or below 150 percent poverty. In 2017, that number dropped to 52 percent.

“Women are abandoning Planned Parenthood in record numbers because they know they can receive quality care elsewhere,” said Sue Swayze Liebel, Vice President of Public Affairs at Indiana Right to Life. “Despite declining patient and procedure numbers, Planned Parenthood refuses to recognize that women don’t want to visit an abortion business for health services. Planned Parenthood suffered a major blow to its reputation when the Center for Medical Progress videos showed the abortion chain’s unethical dealings in the baby body parts market. Women deserve better. Taxpayers deserve better. It’s time to defund Planned Parenthood.”

Indiana has more than 3,600 federally qualified health centers, rural health clinics, Medicaid providers and Title V clinics, located throughout the state’s 92 counties.

Pro-life Hoosiers concerned about Planned Parenthood will gather this Saturday, Apr. 28, in five Indiana cities as part of the national #ProtestPP movement. Protests are planned for Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Merrillville and Mishawaka. This is the third annual nationwide protest designed to expose Planned Parenthood as the nation’s largest abortion chain and to call on Congress to end all taxpayer funding to it. More details at: www.protestpp.com.

Planned Parenthood’s annual fiscal year reports are available here: www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-indiana-kentucky/about/annual-report

For an infographic and more information on PPINK’s declines, visit www.irtl.org/PPINK.

Indiana Right to Life’s mission is to protect the right to life, especially of unborn children, through positive education, compassionate advocacy and promotion of healthy alternatives to abortion.

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