Planned Parenthood received record taxpayer funding amid an uptick in abortions and a decrease in healthcare services amid the Covid-19 pandemic, according to its recently released 2020-2021 annual report.

The nation’s largest abortion provider released the report earlier this month, showing the organization’s affiliates conducted 383,460 abortions in the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2021. This figure constitutes an 8% increase from the 354,871 it performed in the previous year, as documented in its 2019-2020 annual report.

The most recent Planned Parenthood report reveals that its affiliates provided services to 2.16 million clients during its reporting period, a decrease from the 2.4 million it served in the same period the year before.

Services and testing for sexually transmitted infections decreased from over 5.4 million the year before to over 4.4 million in its most recent report. Meanwhile, cancer screenings decreased to nearly 417,000 from almost 599,000 the year before. Contraceptive services decreased to almost 2.2 million, down from over 2.5 million the year earlier.

The number of adoption referrals provided by Planned Parenthood decreased from 2,667 to 1,940.

Planned Parenthood reported receiving over $633 million in “Government Health Services Reimbursements & Grants” for the year ending June 30, 2021, which equaled more than a third of its total revenue. The nonprofit received over $618 million in government reimbursements and grants the year before.

Planned Parenthood acknowledged that the “Covid-19 pandemic meant that many patients had to put off care to avoid exposing themselves and their loved ones to the deadly virus.”

“Planned Parenthood health centers are proud to provide abortion,” the report states. “That’s never been more true than during the Covid-19 pandemic. Abortion is essential health care that cannot wait for the end of a pandemic or the whims of politicians….”

The above comes from a Sept. 20 posting in The Christian Post.