by Steven Ertelt
August 31, 2007
McMinnville, OR (LifeNews.com) — Planned Parenthood has caused a national stir with a new abortion center in Aurora, Illinois that it built under the table without the public knowing until the last minute. The abortion business is preparing a new center in Oregon that is already drawing significant opposition because it will target college students.
Planned Parenthood has already upset pro-life advocates and African Americans in Portland by choosing to build an abortion center in a predominantly black community.
Now the abortion business is headed for McMinnville, a city southwest of Portland that is the home to Linfield College, a private liberal arts school.
The abortion center, which will be located on Northwest Sixth, won’t start off doing abortions when it opens in September, according to a report in the Catholic Sentinel newspaper.
Once it does do abortions, it will join the Portland center and ones in Salem and Beaverton as Planned Parenthood facilities that do abortions in Oregon.
Gayle Atteberry, executive director of Oregon Right to Life, told the newspaper her group is upset that another abortion facility is plaguing her state.
“I am disappointed and very sad that Planned Parenthood is extending, adding another clinic, coming to a very pro-life county to extend their agenda,” she said.
Thanks to efforts from Oregon Right to Life and crisis pregnancy centers, abortions in Oregon are down to their lowest levels since 1998, having decreased 20 percent between then and 2004, the latest year from which state data is available.
The Oregon Department of Human Services reported 14,344 abortions in 1998, but that number decreased to 11,443 abortions in 2004.
Related web sites:
Oregon Right to Life – https://www.ortl.org