As I wrote in 2009, Planned Parenthood conducted 305,310 abortions compared to 4,912 adoption referrals in 2007. For every one referral, Planned Parenthood conducted 62 abortions.
The numbers are far worse for 2010, though, according to Planned Parenthood’s latest annual report. In 2010, Planned Parenthood conducted 329,445 abortions and made 841 adoption referrals. A 392:1 ratio.
In response to my first column in 2009, a liberal friend countered that a wildly skewed ratio is understandable because Planned Parenthood is an abortion provider, and women don’t go there for adoption services. That’s self-evident. It doesn’t explain why, if Planned Parenthood is truly “pro-choice” and not pro-abortion, its ratio of encouraging abortion over adoption is so abysmally one-sided.
The answer, of course, is that Planned Parenthood is pro-choice only when it comes to one choice — abortion.