Planned Parenthood Tells Newspaper: We Perform Almost 90% of Arizona Abortions

Yesterday the Yuma Sun paper reported the following information from Planned Parenthood Arizona President Brian Howard:

Howard said 653 of the 729 abortions in September were performed by Planned Parenthood.

This means that almost 90% of preborn child termination procedures in Arizona were performed at Planned Parenthood facilities.

Recently Arizona passed a pro-life measure that requires that abortions be performed by doctor and that mothers receive a face-to-face conversation with a doctor at least 24 hours before the termination. The data seems to indicate that this is resulting in a drop in abortions as the Arizona abortion rate fell about 30% in September versus the previous September.

The Center for Arizona Policy has credited the new pro-life measure as the cause for the sudden drop in abortion rate. Planned Parenthood says that the abortion decline is due to a “shortage of providers.” It looks like it is becoming difficult for Planned Parenthood to find willing doctors in Arizona who want to be involved in the terminations.

Instead of cheering the sharp drop of about 400 less abortions a month, Planned Parenthood bemoaned the development telling the Yuma Sun that:

“That means something like 400 have had their life substantially disrupted”

He went further speculating that the families of the 400 children who were not killed by abortion may find life difficult:

“It means that 400 real children at the end of those pregnancies are going to be born into families that may have, at very realistic levels, said that, ‘We can’t afford another mouth to feed,’ or ‘I can’t afford child care”

It is interesting to note that Planned Parenthood used the term “real children” to speak of the preborn children that barely escaped their abortion centers.