Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, announced this week it is forfeiting federal Title X funds and withdrawing from the program after the implementation of a new rule that will ban funding recipients from providing abortions or referring patients for abortion services.
Planned Parenthood currently receives approximately $60 million from the Title X, a federal family planning program, but receives more than $500 million from Medicaid.
While it claims that the decrease in funding will result in fewer services, Planned Parenthood’s annual reports have shown a steady decrease in the number of clients served each year while government funding has increased for the organization.
Data shows a steady decline in the number of patients over the last decade, while excess revenues for the organization and taxpayer funding have increased by 61 percent, from $336.7 million in 2006 to $543.7 million in 2016.
Planned Parenthood’s abortion numbers have also increased 10 percent over the past ten years, despite seeing about 600,000 fewer patients.
While Planned Parenthood claims it receives only 3 percent of its revenue from abortion services, many have questioned its accounting practices, which separates abortion procedures into discrete categories. Many claim it is likely closer to one-third of its revenue is generated from abortions. The organization has publicly stated contraceptives represent one-third of its revenue.