If you go to the website listed for the Collegeville Planned Parenthood clinic, you’ll find this message: “The following error occurred while running this page…Health center information is unavailable at this time.”
That’s because the clinic officially shut their doors effective Oct. 30, 2013.
The closed Collegeville Planned Parenthood now makes at least EIGHT clinic closings in Pennsylvania since 2012 (two from Planned Parenthood).
Five abortion clinics closed as a direct result of the new state policy mandating regular inspections and conditions in abortion clinics following the horrific uncovering of the West Philadelphia abortion clinic and the now-convicted-murderer Kermit Gosnell. Those closed clinics were Allentown Medical Services (formerly run by Steven Brigham), American Women’s Services, UPMC Magee, Allegheny Women’s Center – Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh Physicians. For more about the purpose of this new policy, the role PFI played in and how the policy came close to never happening – can be found here: www.pafamily.org/shockedintoaction.php
Another Planned Parenthood clinic – the Carlisle Health Center – closed on June 17, 2013. The now two Planned Parenthood PA closings were “feeder” clinics – a conduit to Planned Parenthood abortion mills. But it is still a positive sign to see less abortion clinics throughout our communities.
The Integrity Family Health in Philadelphia – another attempt by abortionist Steven Brigham to run an abortion clinic – was ordered to close last November. Brigham does not have a state medical license after he was banned in 2010 from operating or controlling any abortion clinics in that state due to violations that endangered the public.
As we approach another March for Life, may it be known to all Pennsylvanians fighting for the rights of unborn life: be encouraged and celebrate life!
To find a March for Life bus leaving near you, go to www.pafamily.org/marchforlife.php
LifeNews Note: Dan Bartkowiak writes for the Pennsylvania Family Institute.