On Wednesday, Melissa Reed, president and chief executive officer of Planned Parenthood Keystone, confirmed the facility will be closed, effective Dec. 1. Reed called the closure a “difficult strategic decision” made after “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 medical centers.” Reed also indicated intent to possibly return to Scranton in 2017.
Life News reports that the Scranton facility did not perform abortions, but did refer patients to other facilities for abortions. Planned Parenthood has long claimed that abortion comprises only three percent of its total services to patients (despite committing more than 320,000 annually), but as Live Action’s video shows below, this is not the case:
Abortion facilities have been closing at a record pace across the nation. Earlier this year, Dustin Siggins reported for Life Site News:
Approximately 45 abortion clinics have closed their doors or stopped providing abortions since 2011 thanks to pro-life laws, according to a new report from Bloomberg Businessweek.
That number is just over one quarter of all clinics that have either closed or stopped offering abortions since 2011, when legislators in states across the country began introducing and passing hundreds of pro-life measures.