Planned Parenthood Merges Iowa and Nebraska Affiliates, More Abortions Possible

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 1, 2009   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Planned Parenthood Merges Iowa and Nebraska Affiliates, More Abortions Possible

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
September 1
, 2009

Des Moines, IA (LifeNews.com) — Planned Parenthood of Greater Iowa and Planned Parenthood of Nebraska/Council Bluffs have announced that the two local affiliates of the national abortion business will merge. One pro-life advocate says she is concerned that will mean more abortions in Nebraska.

There, Planned Parenthood has not put together as extensive of a network of facilities as it has in Iowa.

The new merger takes effect today and the new abortion conglomerate will be called Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, with its administrative offices based in Des Moines.

Jill June, the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater Iowa, told KCCI that the respective boards saw the need to combine operations. The combined group now has 23 centers in the two states and a few in Illinois.

“As we worked together, we saw so many similarities and opportunities between the two affiliates, that it became obvious to the respective boards that a merger should take place,” she said.

She promised that the abortion business would expand throughout the region, something that worries Nebraska Right to Life director Julie Schmit-Albin.

"Planned Parenthood of Greater Iowa has been aggressive in opening satellite sites across Iowa," she told LifeNews.com. "We suspect the same is in store for Nebraska and we will alert our chapter network across the state to be vigilant in opposing Planned Parenthood coming into smaller, rural communities outside of eastern Nebraska."

"We already have the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Lincoln which kills upwards of 40 babies per week here," she complained.

"We don’t need Planned Parenthood spreading its tentacles across Nebraska as they have done in Iowa," she concluded.

Related web sites:
Nebraska Right to Life – https://www.nerighttolife.org

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