Planned Parenthood's Next Target--the Birth Control Industry

Planned Parenthood took its first public baby step in the last couple of weeks in an effort to become a major player in the birth control industry in the United States.

Before explaining that statement, let me first recount how Planned Parenthood is in the process of gaining control of the national abortion industry. Back in 1992, Planned Parenthood committed 8.6 percent of all the abortions in the United States with just a few abortion facilities. It set about to expand those numbers. Today, Planned Parenthood operates 51.1 percent of all the abortion facilities in the United States. More important is the fact that Planned Parenthood currently operates 85.7 percent of all the abortion pill facilities and created the telemedicine-abortion business for this market. It is conservatively estimated that Planned Parenthood takes in about $250 million of the 800-million-dollar abortion industry in the United States.

While making these major strides in taking over the nation’s abortion business, it has seen its number of medical facilities fall from 938 to 590. Planned Parenthood has been looking for a way to increase its birth control, and abortion, business despite the falling clinic numbers. Its answer is to create an app that would allow it to do both without the need for physical facilities. It has been working on this for several years and is now rolling out this digital product.

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