(CNSNews.com) – In a fundraising e-mail one day before Mother’s Day, America’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, highlighted its birth control efforts in foreign countries and called on supporters to “celebrate Mother’s Day by standing with mothers around the world.”
According to its latest annual report, Planned Parenthood offices performed 327,166 abortions for the year Oct. 1, 2011 through Sept. 30, 2012, about 1 abortion every 96 seconds. In the year before that, Planned Parenthood performed 333,964 abortions.
The e-mail, headlined “What my mom taught me,” was sent out by Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, who is the daughter of former Texas Governor Ann Richards. The e-mail partly says, “My mom taught me so much. She taught me that the world we live in can be unjust; it can be cold; it can be full of suffering ….”
“But her biggest lesson was this: we can create change,” reads the e-mail. “This Mother’s Day, stand with Planned Parenthood Global, the international division of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.”
The Mother’s Day message goes on to note how Planned Parenthood is working with local groups in Nigeria to “expand access to sexual and reproductive health care,” even with “hairdressers to provide birth control options to women in their communities.”
“Celebrate Mother’s Day by standing with mothers around the world,” reads the e-mail. “Together, we can make the world we want a reality. Thanks for standing with us and, of course, happy Mother’s Day to you and yours.”
In addition to performing more than 300,000 abortions every year, Planned Parenthood engages in sex education, contraception access, STD testing, and public policy in the United States and overseas.
In its latest annual report, Planned Parenthood states that for 2012-13, it had $1.2 billion in total revenue, for which $540.6 million came from “government health services grants and reimbursements.” (See Planned Parenthood Report.pdf)