According to Alaska Watchman, the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Soldotna, Alaska, is scheduled to close permanently on May 31. The clinic is one of four Planned Parenthood locations in Alaska that commits abortion.
The clinic’s website notes that May 31, 2022, will be the last day that it will be seeing patients and that patients can switch to the Anchorage clinic or schedule telehealth appointments. While it doesn’t commit surgical abortions, it does distribute the abortion pill through the first 10 weeks of pregnancy. It appears that business may have been slow, according to pro-life activists.
“We’ve had a sense for a while that this clinic was not a money maker, but a money loser – a sink,” said pro-life advocate Tony Burke who has been praying outside the Soldotna clinic with his family for 17 years. “They kept abbreviating their hours. They were down to three days a week, and even those weren’t three full days.”
Despite the abbreviated hours, Burked said that once President Biden took office, money started being funneled into the Soldotna clinic and he thought the facility might stay open because of it. “But now it looks like they are going to have to consolidate,” he said.
The Planned Parenthood clinics in Fairbanks and Juneau both provide the abortion pill and commit surgical abortions up to 13 weeks and six days. The Anchorage facility distributes the abortion pill and also commits surgical abortions up to 17 weeks and six days. Most of the state’s 1,226 abortions in 2021 were committed at these Planned Parenthood locations.
Alaska is not the only state in which the abortion giant has been consolidating clinics. Kai Williams, senior vice president of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE), explained to VT Digger, “Because of limited resources and the national crisis for reproductive health access, we’re reallocating our resources.”
PPNNE spokesperson Eileen Sullivan further told VT Digger that the abortion corporation is facing challenges that are “complex and often linked to one another, including difficulty recruiting and retaining staff, low patient volume, facility needs, and financial sustainability.”
It appears fewer medical professionals are willing to work at Planned Parenthood committing abortions and fewer women are using Planned Parenthood as their provider of “health care.” This is leading to closures around the nation and pushing the abortion industry to attempt to expand unsafe telehealth abortions.
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