Debunking Planned Parenthood’s “3%” Abortion Myth

America’s largest abortion chain, Planned
Parenthood, claims over and over and over again that abortion is only 3% of the services
that they offer. “That’s your self-reported abortion statistic.” “3% of all the procedures we provide.” It’s in their annual report. It’s on their website. And their supporters say it all the time. “And abortions only comprise 3% of Planned
Parenthood’s health services.” “Abortion services only account for about
3%.” “Because only 3% of what Planned Parenthood
does is abortions.” “3% of patients visit Planned Parenthood
for a safe and legal abortion.” Here’s why that statistic is completely bogus, and why the senior editor of the online magazine, Slate, said that the 3 percent stat was the,
quote, “most meaningless abortion statistic ever,” and why the Washington Post fact
checker gave the 3 percent stat three pinocchios, marking it as, quote, “Very Misleading.” Let’s look at the numbers. According to their own annual report, Planned
Parenthood commits over 300,000 abortions per year. Last year alone, they did 323,999 abortions, which averages to 887 abortions per day, 37 abortions per hour, 1 abortion every 97
seconds. Again, Planned Parenthood commits 1 abortion
every 97 seconds. But how much of what Planned Parenthood does
is abortion? Well, let’s divide the number of abortions
they do in a year by the number of patients they see in a year. 323,999 abortions for 2.5 million patients means that 1 in 8 patients who walk into Planned Parenthood will undergo an abortion. Not 1 in 33, Elizabeth Warren, 1 in 8. It’s easy to see where Planned Parenthood’s
priorities are. They commit 160 abortions for every 1 adoption
referral. Though Planned Parenthood constantly talks
about their breast exams and pap tests, they only do less than 1% of the nation’s pap
tests, and 1.8% of the nation’s breast exams, while they do 30.6%, a third, of the nation’s
abortions. But that’s a Public Relations problem. So Planned Parenthood came up with a creative
way to make their big business, abortion, look very . . . small. To get the 3% figure, Planned Parenthood divides
abortions by the number of so-called “services,” which they define as a “discrete clinical
interaction.” And they count all these services equally,
regardless of the cost, time, or effort it takes to render that service. So an entire abortion procedure, which can
cost from 390 to 1500 dollars, is counted the same as a pregnancy test, which a girl
could get at a pharmacy for 10 dollars. In this way, Planned Parenthood is able to
count 9.4 million services. Divide 323,999 abortions by 9.4 million services,
and they get 3%. It’s easy to see why this math is completely
ridiculous. Say a woman goes to Planned Parenthood to
get an abortion. She gets her pregnancy test, the abortion
procedure, an STI test, and some contraceptives. In one visit she gets 4 services, 1 of which
is the actual abortion. So Planned Parenthood would say that abortion
was only 25% of what they did for that woman, who came into the clinic only for the abortion. Well, by this math, even if 100% of Planned
Parenthood patients got an abortion, they would still say abortion is only 25% of their
services. Such distorted calculations could be used
to obscure the purpose of any business. It would be like the NFL saying that because
they sold 5 million hot dogs in a season and there were only 256 games, football is only
.005% of what they do. Or it’d be like a steakhouse saying, “Actually,
steak is only a very small percentage of what we serve, because we also serve salad, mashed
potatoes, French fries, beer, wine, soda, water, butter, salt, pepper, ketchup, toothpicks,
and breath mints.” We’d say, “Yeah, right. You’re a steakhouse.” Just like Planned Parenthood is an abortion

100 Replies to “Debunking Planned Parenthood’s “3%” Abortion Myth”

  1. ok here's the problem you run into, you assume every patient came in for only one thing. most go for multiple reasons, the 1/8 may also get birth control or contraceptives. they may also get examinations, so you are being just as misleading with your statistics if not more.

  2. Congratulations on helping to reaffirm Planned Parenthoods numbers. Although you may not like it, their math is correct and factually true! Sorry but facts matter!

  3. I have never had an abortion and will never have one, but man! Why does anyone think they have the right to tell a young girl that they have to have a baby and they have no rights to decide what happens to there body. 1 in 6 woman or 16.6667% get raped in America. 15% of those are 12 – 17 years old. 59% are 18-26. 2.4 million people go to planned parenthood in a year. There are 321.4 million people in America. That is about 0.625% of Americans that even use PP services. Getting an abortion is a big deal and can have negative effects on your body for the rest of our lives. Can't we all assume that the few that go through with the procedure are desperate and going through enough as it is? 77% of anti abortion activists are men. Why should a man have a say in weather or not a young woman should have a baby when they were raped. Having a baby can ruin a young girls life. The humility of it when the girl is younger then 18 or having your collage scholarship taken away or having to compromise your career or dreams from the age 19-26. Men are stronger then women and it won't matter how educated we become. We will always be at their mercy. I think it is up to men to feel so disgusted by the 1 in 6 woman in America getting raped to allow abortion for those in dire need. Or spend more time creating anti rape campaigns and not anti abortion movements! We need to protect our girls. let them have the same opportunities as men. Don't let rapist hold your daughters back from their dreams. Take a look at group of girls in junior high and think about how 1 in 6 will be raped. 1 in 6 will not have the same opportunity as men. 1 in 6 will be scared for the rest of their life. And you are trying to take away the only hope they have for a better future.

  4. guys dont forgot they do othet stuff all of you are too blind to reasearch yourself. but i also think at certian point it not ok to have aboration . but its the person body and their choices respect that. plan parent hood supplies comdoms teaches about the sex and how to be safe it prepares you cancer prevention screening.

  5. "The overwhelming majority of Planned Parenthood's services involve screening for and treating sexually transmitted diseases and infections, as well as providing contraception."
    But hey, feel free to believe whatever you want to believe instead of reliable sources if it makes you feel good.

  6. This statistic is wrong. 3% of their FUNDING goes to abortion services, and ZERO government funding goes to abortion services.

  7. commits. …stopped listening at "commits"
    at least try to veil your bias if you want to help someone make an informed decision. thanks for nothing. /thumbsdown

  8. I guess MATH isn't something people do in the US, or they just do it really badly. if you take the number of abortions and divide it by the number of patients, you get the percentage of patients that have had an abortion, if you want to find out what percentage of what PP does is abortions, you need to take the number of services they have provided and divide that by the number of abortions.
    MATH is simple when you are not a complete moron and understand what it is you are calculating.

  9. Love the video, but why all the hate over abortions? I honestly don't get it. Yea morals and everything, but why not let the woman choose what she thinks is best for her rather than forcing your morals on her?

  10. While the 3% is a horribly misleading stat, this video is also horribly misleading. They are taking advantage of your ignorance of statistical manipulation. BOTH SIDES. why is no one loyal to the truth?

  11. Planned parenthood is a scam…
    Woman requires procedure at planned parenthood and is accompanied by man… man willingly pays for any required medical care and requests receipt… here is the scam part: the Planned parenthood receptionist says a receipt will be available once payment clears (essentially once medical care is complete)… receptionist then generates a receipt and refuses to give receipt to person who actually paid and, instead, insists the receipt falls under "Doctor patient confidentiality/HIPAA" which may or may not be true and it is unlikely the receipt hand any medical information but should be addressed before hand.<<<This information is intentionally withheld.

    Also, PP is primarily found in low-income high-population areas which is a clear indication of an effort to control population, stop the spread of disease, and possibly practice eugenics.

  12. For those who are wondering, the numbers cited in the video come from Planned Parenthood itself. From their annual report pages 22 – 27. You can read the report here

  13. Planned Parenthood is the biggest LIE against humanity targeting the innocent unborn and even less obviously, the black and Latino races worldwide.

    Registered Eugenicist, Margaret Sanger founded Planned Parenthood in order to unassumingly impede the racial progression of "unfit races" by promoting contraception, and abortion as its failsafe to the poor and disenfranchised minorities of her time.

    With the promise of unburdening poor minorities of more offspring through Planned Parenthood, Sanger's ulterior motive was to slowly but surely wipe out black and Latino people from the face of the earth as part of her racist agenda and eugenics program. Sanger purposely hired black pastors and community leaders to champion Planned Parenthood, as she did not want the word getting out that they were intentionally trying to wipe out the black population.

    Insidiously using the guise of the Freedom of abortion in order to separate people from any moral and legal responsibility, Planned Parenthood masterfully distracts people from the reality that abortion is the intentional slaughter, dismemberment, and gross mutilation of innocent unborn children. To that end, abortion is a human sacrifice, the sacrifice by a parent of their child, in order to pursue ones own happiness, without the perceived complication of human obstruction.

    Well-meaning people who rightfully cherish freedom have unsuspectingly granted Planned Parenthood the legal ability to become the most aggressive institution of racial genocide and the biggest mass murderer of unborn children that history has ever seen.

    With the promise of abortion to back up failed contraception, Planned Parenthood is effectively committing genocide on the black population resulting in more babies killed in the womb than being born in the United States alone.

    Black lives do matter and Planned Parenthood is directly targeting and cashing in on the poorest minorities who depend on the state by decreasing their population with abortion quotas and additionally making millions on the sale of their dissected body parts to big business.

    The left has created a system that dupes poor black men into using or dealing drugs and then uses them for slave labor in the prisons, while promoting a sexually promiscuous lifestyle that results in many pregnant young women and fatherless children, and more abortions to serve the racist agenda of the perpetuators of Planned Parenthood.

    We must help put an end to Planned Parenthood which should really be called Planned Genocide.

  14. Planned Parenthood does A LOT more than abortions!!!! They give breast and cervical cancer screenings! Without the birth control they give out, there would be even more unwanted pregnancies! Abortion is NECESSARY especially now with the dawn of the zika virus!

  15. I just searched in google “planned parenthood”. First thing that appeared, you guessed right…”free abortions if qualified”.

  16. Tesla had Stericycle – who incinerates aborted fetuses for Planned Parenthood – fire me for my "White Supremacist" website.

    The Fortune 500 companies are all banding together to starve out Conservative American Patriots.

  17. Planned Parenthood is amazing and it's more than just abortion. Instead of being pro life/choice, let's be pro "mind our own business". #istandwithplannedparenthood.

  18. Planned Parenthood is filled with hidden devils and supported by those that truly follow the Do What Though Wilt motto of Aliester Crowly.

    Words mean nothing. Actions mean everything and when you kill babies, sell their parts and simply don't care, your actions are what speak volumes.

    They are killing a large city's population on a yearly basis, which is absolutely insane!

  19. Planned Parenthood should provide sterilization if you don't respect life you don't deserve the privilege of making one.

  20. I am a liberal pro-choice guy who supports planned parenthood……..and i support this video. U should not manipulate the facts just to further your agenda. Facts are facts! Own it planned parenthood. (Stop worrying about the PR problem because this just makes things worse.)

  21. I just. i just. i just CAN’T. It is so hard to put into words what I feel right now. How could you take away a fundamental human right to choose?

  22. Human nature lies to cover up evil it knowingly does. So, PP distorts the true facts about the number of abortions they do.

  23. I hate hearing people say it’s legal and Mike that’s an argument for being a good thing or an hour commit for it should be llegal

  24. This link is about a former PP manager who quit after realizing that what PP does is diabolical and satanic.

  25. Trump finally deFunded planned parenthood from taxpayers paying for murdering millions of innocent babies. Thanks for the facts straight. 👍🏻🇺🇸

    Abortion is murder….news flash so is killing people in War…. make them both illegal and carry the weight of first degree murder or shut the fuck up…and and news flash a woman is going to do what she knows she has to do….deal with it.

  27. planned parenthood does not perform barbaric abortions…they sell the RU-486 and the Abortioin is done by the woman in the comfort of her home….also…statistics show women that take the RU-486 and the morning after pill only take them once in their life because the side affects are so intense a "man" couldn't endure them.

  28. I just shared. This video is SO great. I have so many people on my Facebook saying that Planned Parenthood offers so many other services. Sigh . . .

  29. Even though I'm fine with (several types of) abortion, yeah. I can't stand that statistic. Just be honest!

  30. Pretend the "3%" claim were true (which, again, it isn't). If there were a Habitat-for-Humanity-type that devoted 97% of its resources to building homes for low-income Americans, and the other 3% of its resources lynching red-headed lesbians, guess what: I wouldn't CARE what good it was doing 97% of the time. What they would be doing 3% of the time would make it completely unsupportable.

  31. So? Women are safe healthcare no matter the service sought, and for those of you rambling on against your own interest, don't agree with abortion? Don't fucking get one! Do you think I want to pay taxes to support your 18 quiverful children because you God told you pump out as many as you can? No, but I do because that's the way things in this country work, and when I want access to a legal, safe abortion, suck it up. And for those of you that call me a murderer, your God went flying through town killing every first-BORN baby boys so get your fucking cross out of my face and your laws out of my vagina.

  32. I like your video. But…math should be adjusted to reflect that PP is open 5 days a week and approximately 8 hours a day. Therefore the numbers are actually much higher.

  33. And did Lila rose and the right wing ever think that maybe some of these women are getting abortions due to socioeconomic factors? Do they support alternative such as promoting contraception or providing affordable healthcare to women that would encourage them to have children and be able to support them as well? You can’t go on a witch hunt against planned parenthood and then not come up with alternative solutions such as providing assistance to low income mothers. If you don’t want to support that then don’t get mad when people get abortions!

  34. combine these with their distributions of Condoms and birth control they are the elites population control centers

  35. All that money gone to waste because women can't keep em closed. It's not that fucking hard people, come on. What a shame.

  36. I support planned parenthood. They offer many other things. They make sure there patients have birth control so the act cant be repeated. They test for stds. Pregnancy test are given.

  37. These murderers will answer to God for their evil soon enough !!!
    The only reason any of you are alive, your mothers chose to love you instead of "terminate" you

  38. I used to think planned parenthood was a clinic were young couples that recently got married, wanted to get advice and a few courses on how to care and raise their child. Planned parenthood doesn’t even do that!

  39. Why does it matter what percent of planned parenthood is abortion? It’s abortion not some horrible thing. Why does it matter how many abortions they give

  40. The counter argument I hear from advocates is that they’re dealt with the unluckiness and misfortune in their lives and PP was there to help them through their dark times and in their experiences never went through the abortion process and moves the goal post to invalidate the issue by blaming “misconceptions” from radical “right-wing” religious zealots by proxy. Which misses the point of the issue about PP.

  41. Pocahontas lies again. 323,999 Murders a year. #1 killer in America. They kill babies and make taxpayers pay for it, Even if your religious beliefs are against it. This take our Religious freedom away and is unconstitutional. Democrats will protect illegals and create genocide on Americans and brainwash you by calling it "women's rights".

  42. Great Countries protect their families and have programs to help mothers rase healthy children. Democrats destroy families and have programs to kill your children. Wake up America.

  43. The thing is, planned parenthood says that abortions are 3% of the services they provide. Because it's true. Pregnancy tests provided by planned parenthood IS a service provided by them, you twats.

    If they wanted to say that 34.9% of their patients walking in there are getting an abortion vs their other services, they would say that. The numbers are there, they're not telling any lies.
    They're just saying that out of all the SERVICES they provided, 3% of them were abortions. They're NOT saying that out of all the patients they saw, 3% of them got an abortion.

    Y'all fuckin prolifers confuse the fuck out of me when you try to overanalyze shit and twist things to make places like planned parenthood seem bad.
    Bet the video creator(s) is/are the type to try to throw rocks at a woman for walking into planned parenthood because "theyre getting an abortion!!!" when they're actually getting screened for breast cancer.

  44. I notice a lack of sources as usual. Also, 3% is lower than the percentage of children in foster care or that are orphaned. Before all you pro lifers start ragging on Planned Parenthood, I suggest you work on the kids that are already here.

  45. Do you think they would be honest about killing the innocent and defenseless ? Abortion is one way evil people wage war on the innocent, their victims would be their own offspring, madness!

  46. My opinion on the matter is that if abortion is outlawed then planned parenthood could stay and if they stop doing them

  47. Planned Parenthood using our tax money just to kill innocent lives, and yet people complain about our president using it on a wall? Please.

  48. I shared this video with someone who is pro-choice and a Planned Parenthood supporter. He said that it is conspiracy theory propaganda and that anyone who would believe this video is a nut job. So I'm not trying to be argumentative or anything but how do we know for a fact that all this stuff that is being said about Planned Parenthood is in fact true and not conspiracy theories fabricated by people who have agendas. I don't really understand what those agendas would be. I mean live action and all these other groups aren't making any money off what they are doing. As far as I know money is coming out of their pockets to make these videos and do what they're doing and they're losing not gaining anything.

  49. 1:54, LISTEN HERE CONSERVATARDS. They do just about as many breast exams as abortions, go to their website and present the TOTAL amount of breast exams.

    You compare the percentage of abortions within an organisation to the percentage of breast exams of the entire fucking nation.

    Anyone with even the basic knowledge of statistics and a positive IQ should notice this but I guess CONSERVATARDS dont fit those requorements and go with their pre made world view because theyre completely biased and wont look at the facts if it suits their stupid propaganda.

  50. So even by Live Action's own statistics, 1 in 8 patients of PP get an abortion. That's 12.5%, which means that 87.5% of their patients are using PP for services other than abortions.

  51. Thank you for this video – great job in debunking Planned Parenthood's creative accounting methods! Truth is powerful and does matter!

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