Heart-Stopping Numbers

baby ultrasoundI don’t like to make waves. Typical for a Minnesotan, I suppose. I’m also a very poor debater, so I don’t speak out a lot on push-button issues, though I do have an opinion. But today’s a day I can’t keep quiet. Forty-two years after the passing of Roe v. Wade, and my heart still breaks.

As I said, I don’t debate, and I won’t get into an argument, rather I’ll throw out a few numbers taken from the Planned Parenthood Annual Report for 2013-2014. Their figures, not mine.

3 – 3% of the services performed by Planned Parenthood in the 2013-2014 fiscal year were abortions. 3% is a nice small number, right? (see Page 17 of the Annual Report)

Well, here’s a second number …

327,653 – the total number of abortions performed by Planned Parenthood clinics during the 2013 – 2014 fiscal year. (Page 18) This number is up by 487 from 2012 – 2013 fiscal year.

As I have done in two previous years [(A Not So Tiny Number) and (Just Another Statistic)], I’ll break that number down for you.

3% means that Planned Parenthood alone performed …

27,304.42 abortions per month

6,301.02 abortions per week

897.68 per day

37.40 per hour

0.62 per minute


1 abortion every 96.25 seconds.

That’s one precious life–one beating heart deliberately stopped every 96.25 seconds.

My heart’s breaking. What about yours?

Comments 4

  1. So beautifully written. I am not a debater at all either. I stand behind this 100%. Nicole said it perfect above, it’s murder. Thank you for this post!

    1. You’re welcome, Susan. We just can’t keep quiet about all those babies. My husband pointed out this fact, that the number of babies aborted by Planned Parenthood is greater than the entire population of St. Paul, MN, and nearly as many as the entire population of Minneapolis. Puts it in an entirely different perspective.

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