Last week was crucial for Planned Parenthood’s future. On Tuesday, September 29th, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight panel, built his case against continuing to publicly fund the non-profit health care organization and displayed a chart that purported to reflect that the number of cancer screening and prevention services provided by Planned Parenthood had declined from 2006-2013, while the number of abortions had steadily increased.
Chaffetz went as far to tell Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards that “[The data] comes straight from your annual reports.”
Moments later, Richards responded to Chaffetz: “My lawyers just informed me that the source of this information is Americans United for Life, an anti-abortion group. I would check your source.”
One Twitter user, Emily Schuch created the chart above using Planned Parenthood’s annual reports. It calls the veracity of Chaffetz’s claims into question and confirms that abortions are in fact one of the least requested services at the largest provider of reproductive health services in the United States.