By Mary Kate Cary
If you look at Planned Parenthood's most recent annual report, amid the number of sexually transmitted disease tests it performed (3.5 million), number of women for whom it provided contraception (2.2 million), and the number of "breast exams/breast care" procedures (747,000; no mention of mammograms), you'll find these two facts:
- In 2010, Planned Parenthood performed over 329,000 abortions, which is about a third of all abortions in the United States. That same year, it gave 841 adoption referrals.
- The biggest percentage of its revenues-$487 million out of a $1.04 billion budget, or 46 percent of its revenues-comes from "government health services grants and reimbursements."
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