Kelsey here. Earlier today, I proposed a friendly wager to a facebook friend who supports Planned Parenthood and abortion:
Planned Parenthood says it has raised over $3 million for its emergency breast health fund, to replace the ~$600,000 it got from Susan G. Komen for the Cure. I wager you $100 that Planned Parenthood will NOT perform more breast health services in 2012 than it did in 2011, but that its abortion numbers will rise. What do you say?
So far, my friend hasn’t taken the bet. Smart. According to Planned Parenthood’s most recent annual report (page 6), in 2009, Planned Parenthood affiliates performed 830,312 services classified as “Breast Exams/Breast Care.” In 2010, that number dropped to 747,607, a decrease of almost 10%. By contrast, from 2009 to 2010 the number of abortions dropped only 7/10ths of a percent. That’s an anomaly in the long-standing pattern of annual abortion increases at Planned Parenthood.
If you truly believe from the bottom of your heart that Planned Parenthood is a wonderful women’s health organization that doesn’t have an abortion-first mentality, then by all means, take me up on the offer. (But first, make sure you live in a state where social gambling is legal.) Since I don’t know what my income will be when the 2011-2012 annual report comes out in 2013, I’m limiting this to ten people. Stake your claim by commenting on this post, then email firstname.lastname@example.org with a way for me to contact you. You must do both of these things to get in on the bet. Deadline is Friday.
Be warned: I plan to donate my winnings to a pro-life organization.