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Dozens of Abortion Mills Closed Last Year

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By with Michael R. Shannon
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 09:00 AM Current | Bio | Archive

The invaluable Washington Times reports some very good news from 2017. The nationwide abortion conglomerate, better known as Planned Parenthood, had to close 32 "clinics" last year. These latest closures are the most recent in a long decline that proves the pro-life movement is slowly changing hearts and minds in America.

According to the Times, “The number of Planned Parenthood facilities sits at 597, the American Life League report found, down from a peak of 938 clinics in 1995. [PP] also closed a facility in Longmont, Colorado. Four clinics shut down in California, while Arizona, Iowa, New Jersey and Pennsylvania each lost three clinics this year.

"Wyoming lost its only Planned Parenthood when the Casper Health Center closed shop over the summer — joining North Dakota as the only states where Planned Parenthood does not operate. There are five jurisdictions with only one Planned Parenthood center: the District of Columbia, Mississippi, Rhode Island, South Dakota and West Virginia.”

Planned Parenthood may be the largest, but it isn’t the only abortion provider in the nation. An additional 27 "clinics" operated by other organizations also closed, bringing the total number of shuttered abortion mills in 2017 to 49.

A reputation for dealing in covert sales of body parts, combined with PP’s main unsavory business, caused a drop in the number of services the organization performed. Planned Parenthood doesn’t issue annual reports annually, so the latest information we have is from 2015, and it’s not good for supporters of the organization that chooses death.

The total number of patients dropped from 3 million in 2012 to 2.4 million in 2015. And other “services” that include checking for STDs, mammogram referrals, and contraception services fell 11 percent.

What increased was the portion of "services" that PP claims is only a small portion of its grisly work: abortions. Those increased from 323,999 to 328,348. Abortions even exceeded the number of “breast exams” Democrats assure us are vital to PP’s mission.

As the Times concludes, “Although Planned Parenthood operates in fewer facilities, sees fewer patients and performs fewer services, the nation’s largest abortion provider reported a year-to-year increase in federal funding of more than $25 million.”

Why? It’s because defunding Planned Parenthood is the “move the embassy to Jerusalem” equivalent for social conservatives. When they want our vote, Republicans pledge to stop funding these killers of the unborn, but after the polls close the leadership’s memory gets foggy.

It’s time we held their feet to the fire.

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.

Michael R. Shannon is a commentator, researcher for the League of American Voters, and an award-winning political and advertising consultant with nationwide and international experience. He is author of "Conservative Christian’s Guidebook for Living in Secular Times (Now with added humor!)." Read more of Michael Shannon's reports — Go Here Now.

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The invaluable Washington Times reports some very good news from 2017. The nationwide abortion conglomerate, better known as Planned Parenthood, had to close 32 "clinics" last year.
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