Congress was in recess this week, so the main pro-life news comes from around the nation.
In California, Planned Parenthood of Northern California announced this week that it will close three of its clinics by June 30. All three of these facilities—in Vacaville, Pittsburg, and Richmond (Central)—committed abortions using the abortion pill. We rejoice that babies will be saved as these facilities go out of business.
Planned Parenthood says the clinics were closed for financial reasons. The affiliate has been losing money for the last few years and these closures are an effort for PPBC to remain solvent. Pro-lifers, however, have a different explanation. Each of these clinics was visited in April by the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. At the time of the visit, there were only one or two people there praying for the closing of the clinics. Those individuals prayed intensely asking the mother of God to close each of the facilities. Just a month later, the announcement came.
We have always maintained that the fight against Planned Parenthood is a spiritual battle comprised of two parts: prayer and action. The recent bringing of Jesus to Planned Parenthood through Mary effort displayed both parts—the prayers from ALL’s prayer card and the presentation of Our Lady of Guadalupe in front of the clinics. That combination has closed Planned Parenthood clinics in the past, did so now, and will be responsible for the closing of many clinics in the future.
Across the nation in New York, this week Planned Parenthood released its 2015-2016 annual report. Here are some of the major revelations from the report:
- PP had a record income of $1.354 billion dollars.
- PP had a record taxpayer income of $554.6 million—41 percent of its total income.
- PP reported excess income (profit) of $77.5 million.
As for its “services,” Planned Parenthood reported:
- PP’s abortion business increased from 323,999 to 328,348 babies killed.
- PP did only 321,700 breast exams. For the first time in its history, PP did more abortions than breast exams.
- PP’s total number of customers fell from 2.5 million to 2.4 million—the lowest number since 1998.
- In addition to breast exams, PP had declines in female contraception, emergency contraception kits, male and female sterilizations, HPV vaccinations, pregnancy tests, and prenatal services.
In other words, PP is killing more babies, losing customers, lowering services, and getting increased taxpayer money. Planned Parenthood kills 889 babies every day at its facilities in the United States.
You can see all the financial and service numbers of Planned Parenthood for the last five years on the STOPP.ORG website at stopp.org/pdfs/PPSTATS5YRS.pdf.