Planned Parenthood is furthering its abortion-first business model as evidenced by the closure of three Pennsylvania locations — Chambersburg, Gettysburg, and Scranton — which did not commit abortions. Planned Parenthood has a total of 35 centers in Pennsylvania. Of those 35, 11 offer abortion services, while the three centers which are closing offered only abortion referrals, according to Planned Parenthood’s own website.
The closures were first announced in November, shortly after Donald Trump was elected president. Planned Parenthood fiercely spoke out against Trump as they spent millions campaigning to elect pro-abortion candidates.
Local affiliate Fox 43 confirmed the closures with Planned Parenthood Keystone President and CEO Melissa Reed, who said the decision “resulted from careful analysis of where our patients live and seek medical care as well as an assessment of how best to ensure the longevity and strength of existing health centers, in order to offer the highest level of patient care for years to come.” She added:
While closing health centers is always a difficult decision, this particular action will allow Planned Parenthood Keystone to focus our medical expertise on fast tracking the development of online health services with the goal of returning to these communities to provide innovative, convenient, and quality healthcare in 2017.
Abortion services are not mentioned in Reed’s statements, but Planned Parenthood has a history of primarily focusing on those services. This includes having abortion quotas (as confirmed by former Planned Parenthood staff), requiring affiliates to perform abortions, and having a history of refusing to help pregnant women who would rather keep their babies than abort.
…Women are better off without Planned Parenthood, which is primarily in business to promote their biggest cash product, abortion. Everything else, including health and safety standards, is expendable.
The Scranton office never offered abortions. Instead, it supplied pregnancy tests, HIV and STD testing, and birth control. (No mention of cancer screenings, by the way, on their website.)
But those services do not garner the big money that Planned Parenthood’s abortion centers produce. For the past two years, Operation Rescue has noted a well-developed trend: if a Planned Parenthood office cannot convert to a profitable abortion center, it gets shut down. The fact is that Planned Parenthood has been in the process of downsizing, and the closing of the Scranton Center is just one more in a long list of closed Planned Parenthood clinics that did not offer lucrative abortions.
So much for Richard’s insistence that her organization’s primary purpose is to provide “health care” to poor people, and that abortion services are just a small fraction of what they do. Abortion is PRIMARILY what Planned Parenthood does, and the closing of the non-abortion centers proves it.
These closings are part of a trend not just in Pennsylvania, but across the country. Abortion facilities have been closing in record numbers over the past few years, and they’re closing because women don’t need them. Planned Parenthood’s real agenda is abortion, and the closure of their non-abortion centers lends credence to the idea that they are focusing on an abortion-dependent business model. This, in turn, exposes the lie that abortion is only three percent of the organization’s services: