Planned Parenthood, the nation's leading provider of surgical abortions, registered the largest number of abortions on record last year, according to its latest report.
According to figures, the pro-choice organization registered the largest percentage increase in abortions in over a decade. During the 2006-2007 period, 289,570 abortions were performed throughout its 860 locations, an increase of nearly 25,000.
Although separate and independent studies reveal that the number of abortions throughout the country decreased overall last year, Planned Parenthood records show it was little affected by recent declining trends.
Last year, Planned Parenthood serviced record numbers of patients and earned over $1 billion in profits.
"If Planned Parenthood were a publicly traded company, they'd be celebrating," said Jim Sedlack, vice president of the American Life League, according to Cybercast News Service. "The stockholders would be screaming, 'Wow, what a good year we had!'"
According to the American Life League, Planned Parenthood now performs one of out every four abortions in the country.
"While most companies have started to feel the squeeze of our sagging economy, business has never been better for Planned Parenthood," Tony Perkins, president of the conservative Family Research Council, added.
Even worse, according to pro-life groups, was the increase in tax payer funding that Planned Parenthood received last year, serving to both bolster its abortion rate and help aid its agenda by helping elect pro-choice candidates.
According to Perkins, Planned Parenthood would spend nearly $10 million this year to help elect pro-choice candidates.
Last year, Planned Parenthood received over $300 million in tax payer funding – an increase of nearly 11 percent.
"We must stop the flow of government money into the hands of this baby-killing business," Sedlak added, according to lifenews.com.
Founded in 1916 by Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood operates in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, describing itself as "the nation's leading sexual and reproductive health care advocate and provider."