For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 6, 2020) – American Life League issued the following release today regarding PPFA’s latest annual report:
Planned Parenthood Federation of America released its 2018-2019 Annual Report over the weekend. Among other revelations buried in the report is the fact that the number of individual donors to the organization fell by 400,000 during the fiscal year ending last June.
Jim Sedlak, executive director of American Life League, said, “Although Planned Parenthood falsely proclaims itself as a women’s healthcare organization, the real nature of the organization received a great deal of public attention after its hiring of Dr. Leana Wen as president in November 2018 and her ultimate firing in July 2019. Wen clearly bought the healthcare lies of Planned Parenthood, and when she found out the truth about its almost total focus on abortion and politics, rebelled and was fired.”
The same just-released annual report shows that in the year before Wen arrived (October 2017 to September 2018) Planned Parenthood committed 345,672 medical and surgical abortions—the highest one-year total in the organization’s history. Planned Parenthood runs over 51 percent of all the abortion facilities in the nation and now admits to committing almost 40 percent of all medical and surgical abortions.
“Apparently,” Sedlak continued, “as the truly abortion focus of the organization became more and more apparent, not only did Wen leave, but 400,000 individual donors to Planned Parenthood stopped giving. That exodus resulted in Planned Parenthood reporting a $39.5 million drop in donations and a $26.5 million drop in total income—despite the fact that its taxpayer income increased by $53 million.”
“ALL’s STOPP effort continuously educates the general public that Planned Parenthood has been lying to them and government officials for decades,” Sedlak concluded. “Now, its true nature as the nation’s number-one killer of preborn children—especially minority children—is becoming clearer, and its individual donors are walking away by the hundreds of thousands.”
American Life League is the nation’s oldest grassroots, Catholic, pro-life organization. Its president, Judie Brown, has led the organization since its 1979 beginning. She has served three terms on the Pontifical Academy for Life—appointed twice by Pope John Paul II and again by Pope Benedict XVI.