RARE: coming or occurring far apart in time; unusual; uncommon; thinly distributed over an area; few and widely separated: having the component parts not closely compacted together; not dense: unusually great: unusually excellent; admirable; fine.
A new report from Planned Parenthood reveals another increase in the number of abortions provided in 2009, continuing the upward trend of the past several years. Planned Parenthood’s recently released 2009 data show a 2.5 percent increase in the number of abortions provided pregnant women. The latest uptick follows a 6.1 percent increase from the previous year and 5.3 percent growth from the year before that. According to LifeNews.com, Planned Parenthood now provides 27.6 percent of the 1.2 million abortions performed annually in this country and has increased its abortion services for 15 straight years.
At the same time, the number of prenatal services provided by Planned Parenthood to pregnant women dropped a hefty 25 percent —along with a shocking 59 percent drop in adoption referrals over the previous year.
Many well-intentioned people embrace the idea that abortion should be an option available to a desperate woman—but sparingly, reluctantly and rarely used. That conclusion stands in sharp contrast to the self-reported outcomes of an organization like Planned Parenthood whose service spikes and plunges speak loudly on its behalf.
Abortion, the rare choice? Not when Planned Parenthood is involved. The rarity is for a pregnant woman to receive prenatal services or an adoption referral.