For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON, DC (12 March 2020) – This week, American Life League released its 2019 Planned Parenthood Facilities Report.
Commenting on the 2019 report, Judie Brown, president of American Life League, stated, “For the 16th year in a row, Planned Parenthood closed more facilities than it opened. It ended 2019 with 587 medical facilities—down from the 938 it operated in 1995. Offsetting that good news is the fact that Planned Parenthood began committing medical and/or surgical abortions at 18 new facilities in 2019.”
As in past years, ALL’s report is compiled at the end of each calendar year and documents the number of Planned Parenthood medical facilities in the country and how many of those facilities commit abortions. The report documents that California is still the state with the most Planned Parenthood clinics—106. Of the 587 total facilities, 317 are concentrated in nine states (California, New York, Washington, Texas, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, and Florida). Planned Parenthood has zero medical facilities in North Dakota and Wyoming and only one facility in four states (Arkansas, Mississippi, Rhode Island, and West Virginia).
Jim Sedlak, executive director of American Life League and head of its STOPP (Stop Planned Parenthood International) program, said, “After committing a record number of abortions in 2018 (345,672), Planned Parenthood is showing its need for more abortions as it extends its abortion business to 18 more sites (in 13 states). Planned Parenthood now operates 375 surgical and medical abortion facilities—53 percent of all the abortion centers in the country.”
The report from American Life League contains eight tables of data and a graph that shows the rise and fall of the number of Planned Parenthood medical facilities since the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. The full report can be found here.
ALL’s Jim Sedlak is available for media interviews.
American Life League is the nation’s oldest grassroots, Catholic, pro-life organization. Jim Sedlak is executive director of American Life League, founder of STOPP International, and host of a weekly talk program on the Radio Maria Network. He has been successfully fighting Planned Parenthood since 1985.