New York Planned Parenthood Closes Abortion Facility, New Albany Ctr Planned
by Steven Ertelt
January 6, 2009
Albany, NY (LifeNews.com) — The Planned Parenthood center in Latham, New York, a suburb of Albany, hasn’t been turning as much of a profit as the abortion business hoped. As a result, officials with Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood will soon close the abortion business, though a comprehensive Albany facility is in the works.
The Latham facility is the smallest the organization oversees and, while it doesn’t do surgical abortions, it dispenses the dangerous RU 486 abortion drug that has killed more than a dozen women worldwide and injured over 1,100 in the U.S. alone.
Blue Carreker, spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood, talked with the Times Union newspaper about the closure.
"We have been looking for several years at ways to increase our efficiency as a nonprofit health care provider," she said. "We are always pressed to make the best use of our dollars and we haven’t seen increases to our funding for many years, while the cost of providing health care has gone up."
No date has been set yet for closing the center, located at 605 Watervliet Shaker Road.
Carreker told the newspaper that the facility sees 1,200 patients annually on Tuesdays and Fridays and indicated they will be instructed to visit the Planned Parenthood abortion businesses in Albany proper and Troy.
Even though financial pressures caused the closing of the Latham center, Planned Parenthood is planning to build a massive new abortion facility in Albany to replace its current building.
Geoffrey Moore, chairman of the Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood said generous donors and the sale of the current property would likely finance the new abortion center.
Women seeking tangible help during a pregnancy still have options available as the Alight Care Center operates in Troy and is open four days a week and has a 24-hour hotline.
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