The Facts About Planned Parenthood

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An estimated one in five American women has relied on Planned Parenthood for care in her lifetime.
Source: 5 Biggest Myths About Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood serves 1.5 million of Title X’s over 4 million patients each year, helping people who often don’t have access to family planning care anywhere else. Without Planned Parenthood, many of these patients wouldn’t get the health care they need to take control of their lives.
Source: How Federal Funding Works at Planned Parenthood
Fact: There is no line item in the federal budget that goes to Planned Parenthood.
The phrase “defunding” Planned Parenthood is a misnomer. Just like hospitals, Planned Parenthood health centers get Medicaid reimbursements for critical services provided to low-income patients — services like birth control, cancer screenings, and STD testing and treatment.
Source: 5 Biggest Myths About Planned Parenthood
20 separate nationwide polls and an additional 12 polls in key states show strong favorability for Planned Parenthood and strong opposition to efforts in Congress to block patients from accessing high-quality, lifesaving care at Planned Parenthood.
Source: Fact: Public Overwhelmingly Supports Planned Parenthood
Services offered by Planned Parenthood include: general health care, women’s services, men’s health services, HIV services, contraception, STD testing, treatment, and vaccines, pregnancy testing and services, LGBT services, patient education, and abortion services and referrals.
Source: Services offered by Planned Parenthood
Only 3% of the services provided by Planned Parenthood are abortions.
Source: Planned Parenthood: Fast facts and revealing numbers
States with more Planned Parenthood clinics have fewer teen births and sexually transmitted diseases
Source: States with more Planned Parenthood clinics have fewer teen births and sexually transmitted diseases
It is estimated that Planned Parenthood health centers prevent at least 579,000 unintended pregnancies a year.
Source: How Federal Funding Works at Planned Parenthood
Hyde Amendment
A 40 year old ban on federal funding for abortion except in cases of rape, incest, or threat to a woman’s life.
Source: Hyde Amendment
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