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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Majority Of Registered Voters Do Not Know Planned Parenthood Performs Abortions

By Susan Duclos

In a poll conducted for National Right to Life Committee by The Polling Company, 88 percent of respondents said they were familiar with Planned Parenthood, yet 55 percent had no idea that PP provides abortion services. Out of the 45 percent that were aware Planned Parenthood performed abortions, just 14 percent (6% of the entire sample) knew that they perform over 300,000 abortions annually.

Planned Parenthood performs just over 27% of all abortions performed in the United States, making them the largest abortion provider in the country, yet 55 percent of voters do not even know the organization performs abortions at all?

“The polling reflects the results of Planned Parenthood’s campaign to publicly minimize and obfuscate its involvement with abortion.” said David N. O’Steen, Ph.D., National Right to Life Executive Director.

O’Steen told LifeNews that his organization’s poll found 88% of respondents said that they were familiar with Planned Parenthood, with 41% saying that they were very familiar and 47% saying that they were somewhat familiar.  Forty percent said they knew someone who had received services at a Planned Parenthood.  Although 63% said that they had a favorable opinion of Planned Parenthood, including 38% of those who identified themselves as pro-life, 55% of those polled did not know that Planned Parenthood performs abortions.

The poll found 50 percent of pro-life respondents did not know that Planned Parenthood performs abortions. Of the 45% who knew that Planned Parenthood performs abortions, the majority greatly underestimated the number of abortions Planned Parenthood performs annually.

“The American people have been duped into thinking that Planned Parenthood is nothing more than a ‘mainstream health care provider,’ when in reality, Planned Parenthood clinics are performing upwards of 27% of all abortions performed in the United States annually,” added Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “Regardless of what they say, for Planned Parenthood, abortion is big business.”

Other findings: cited data from the polling company, inc./WomanTrend on behalf of the National Right to Life Committee showing support for two major policy changes in regards to abortion.  The poll found that 64% supported a ban on abortions after the point at which the unborn child can feel pain (20 weeks).  This included 47% that identified themselves as “pro-choice”.  The poll also found that 85% to 11% believed that sex-selective abortion should be illegal as well.  In a related policy matter, a majority (58%) oppose using taxpayer funds to provide abortion services.

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This past year, Planned Parenthood got $542 million from the government (i.e., from you and me), which accounts for almost half (45%) of the abortion chain’s budget. (The DC)

P.S.- Barack Obama- April 27, 2013: Thank you, Planned Parenthood. God bless you. God bless America. Thank you.