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Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Closing Two Clinics in Iowa

by Steven Ertelt | Des Moines, IA | LifeNews.com | 2/20/13 6:46 PM

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The Planned Parenthood abortion business announced today that it will close two clinics in Iowa. The Planned Parenthood of the Heartland affiliate made the announcement that locations in Spencer and Fort Madison will be closing effective March 15.

Last March, Planned Parenthood closed their abortion clinics in Storm Lake and Knoxville. Then, mere months later in July 2012, they closed their abortion clinics in Newton and the Family Practice Center on Army Post Road in Des Moines. With these new closing, a total of six Iowa-based Planned Parenthood centers will have closed — all of which either perform abortions or make abortion referrals.

In her recent message announcing the closures, Jill June CEO stated, “Planned Parenthood of the Heartland delivers high-quality health care services with very limited public funding.” That is something Jenifer Bowen, Executive Director of Iowa Right to Life, questions.

“Planned Parenthood of the Heartland collected $2.6 million in government grants paid for by our tax dollars in their fiscal year ending in June 2012. (That number does not include their Medicaid income – which, last time they reported it, in Fiscal Year June 2008, was $4.7 million),” she told LifeNews. “They also had another $6.9 million in public support in Fiscal Year 2012.”

The Planned Parenthood director also said, With the Affordable Care Act (ACA) transforming the health care industry, it’s imperative that we continue to develop operating models that will best position Planned Parenthood as a provider the people in our communities rely on. Sacrifices must be made in order to invest our resources where we can make the biggest difference.”

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Bowen doubts the head of the abortion giant is making any sacrifices.

“Sacrifices? In the fiscal year ending in December 2010, Jill June’s annual salary had burgeoned to $265,389. (This was a 45% increase over the previous two years.) Is this Ms. June’s idea of sacrificing?” she said.

“It would be ironic if Planned Parenthood fought so hard for Obamacare and the publicly funded birth control mandate and had to lay off or cut the hours of their own staff to keep from paying the additional benefits required by Obamacare,” stated Bowen.