McKinney, Texas Sees New Pro-Abortion Planned Parenthood Facility

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 28, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

McKinney, Texas Sees New Pro-Abortion Planned Parenthood Facility

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
May 28
, 2008

McKinney, TX ( — The Dallas suburb of McKinney, Texas, twice identified by the Census Bureau as the country’s fastest-growing city, is getting a new Planned Parenthood facility. While the new office won’t do abortions, it will make abortion referrals and distribute the morning after pill.

The McKinney location is a full-service family planning clinic that provides some legitimate medical services like pelvic exams, cancer-screening Pap smears, mammography, and high-blood pressure screening.

The idea behind the legitimate medical services is to develop relationships with women in order to sell them birth control, the Plan B drug and, ultimately, abortions.

Jim Roderick, Planned Parenthood of North Texas president, said in a statement received that the new facility is needed in Collin County because residents have supposedly been without the services.

“For years, McKinney residents have had limited options for affordable health care,” he claimed.

The new facility is also rolling out the new "Pills Now, Pay Later” concept whereby qualifying customers get a year’s worth of birth control pills in one visit, while Planned Parenthood charges their credit or debit card once or on a monthly basis.

The program has become popular and another way Planned Parenthood can both keep customers in their system longer and make more money from the sale of birth control pill, which it sells at a significant markup from the wholesale price.

Planned Parenthood of North Texas now operates 29 facilities in the 57 counties in North Texas, and is the largest Planned Parenthood affiliate in the state and the sixth largest affiliate of 125 affiliates nationwide.

In 2007, the affiliate’s network had 88,000 customers coming in 245,000 visits.