Not so rare: Planned Parenthood awards affiliate for exceeding abortion quotas

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Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion chain, feigns concern about the number of abortions in the United States. The organization constantly pushes taxpayer-funded contraception and sex education initiatives that they claim will reduce the “need” for abortion. Not only is this junk science, unsupported by fact, but Planned Parenthood was recently caught definitively contradicting the bogus notion that they have any desire whatsoever to lower the nation’s abortion rate.

A picture from a former abortion clinic worker reveals that Planned Parenthood actually works to keep American abortion rates high by imposing quotas on their facilities. The picture is of an award given to a Planned Parenthood affiliate in Colorado for “exceeding” its quota of “abortion visits.” If an organization wants to lower the abortion rate, isn’t it counter-intuitive to treat abortion as a “commodity” that abortion mill workers must “market” to the public??  Simply put: Planned Parenthood has no interest in lowering the abortion rate. They have an interest in widening their profit margin on the practice at any expense.

As financial analyst Keith Riler has demonstrated, Planned Parenthood’s business model focuses on where the money is. For example, the organization foregoes actual, life-saving medical procedures like mammograms for the sake of the bottom line:

Why doesn’t Planned Parenthood just offer mammograms? Doing so would do real good while saving their public defenders from credibility diminishing lies.

The answer may lie in what economists call the “contribution margin.” The contribution margin of each procedure is the marginal profit per unit of sale and thus the amount each procedure contributes to the coverage of fixed costs (such as executive compensation) and to profits.

The problem for Planned Parenthood—which thinks and acts much more like a business than most people realize—is that mammograms are much less profitable than the relatively lucrative procedure of abortion.

And they won’t let the truth get in the way of their façade as a “pro-woman” organization (because being perceived as pro-woman is great for business!). Lying about offering preventative procedures like mammograms lines up with the profit-worshipping business model to which they adhere.

The organization will disregard the actual needs of women in favor of money anytime, anywhere. They have demonstrated time and again their dedication to money over women, and their abortion quotas are just one more example in a long history of anti-woman propaganda. 

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