Indiana Planned Parenthood Closes Five Centers After Hiding Abortion-Sex Abuse
by Steven Ertelt
September 7, 2009
Indianapolis, IN (LifeNews.com) — Planned Parenthood of Indiana says it will close five of its 34 centers across the state due to changes in the way the federal government allocates family planning funds. The decision to close the centers comes after an expose’ found two of them hiding instances of possible statutory rape.
In Indianapolis, the abortion business is closing its center near Michigan Road and 86th Street.
According to a press statement, Planned Parenthood will also close facilities in Anderson, Kokomo, Franklin and Shelbyville.
The centers are closing despite the record amount of money the abortion business received from the federal government in the last fiscal year.
The total government grants and contracts received by PPFA affiliates from government sources including state, local and federal governments, increased from $337 million to $350 million.
Looking at Planned Parenthood data from 1997 to the present, the increase in government funding corresponds with an increase in the number of abortions. (See image)
In 1997, Planned Parenthood did about 160,000 abortions and received approximately $160 million in total taxpayer funding from various levels of government. Both the number of abortions and the amount of money received from government, supposedly for family planning to reduce abortions, has double since then.
The closings also come after videos showed Planned Parenthood centers in Bloomington and Indianapolis covering up a potential case of sexual abuse and urging a young woman to go out of state for an abortion without her parents knowing.
The footage resulted in a staff member resigning from the Indianapolis Planned Parenthood facility and it may led the state attorney general to launch an investigation.
A prior videotape showing the same thing occurring at a Bloomington, Indiana abortion business led to the firing of the staff member involved.
Such a secret abortion would violate Indiana’s parental involvement laws.
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