Madison, Wisconsin Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Shares Bldg With Library
by Steven Ertelt
December 2, 2009
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The new abortion business run by Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin shares space in a building with some interesting neighbors. The Urban League of Greater Madison is housing the new office featuring the combined merger between Madisons downtown and South Side Planned Parenthood centers.
The new office is coming under fire from Jim Sedlak, the head of STOPP International, a watchdog group that monitors the abortion business.
"The space will be leased from the Urban League," he tells LifeNews.com about the new arrangement.
"A Planned Parenthood spokesperson said the new location will increase the organizations visibility," he added. "It will provide ready access to thousands of children who frequent the Madison Public Library Branch, which is also housed in the Urban League building."
In fact, the Street branch of the Madison Public Library is also relocating to the new building, located at 2222 S. Park Street.
The new Planned Parenthood office opened yesterday in the Urban League owned building in the revamped Villager mall. The new office is a move from the one at West Mifflin Street.
"The merger will result in lowering the number of PP facilities in Madison from three to two," Sedlak notes.
Planned Parenthood’s other facility on North Stoughton Road, which does abortions, will remain open.
The library, Urban League and Planned Parenthood will all share a common entrance, which Deborah Hobbins, regional vice president of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, told the Cap Voice makes it so customers feel more comfortable about going there.
"It allows them anonymity," she says.
Sharing the building also allows Planned Parenthood a greater reach into the community, and the newspaper indicates it has close ties with WIC (Women, Infants and Children), the Madison Department of Public Health and the Access Community Health Center.
Hobbins says Planned parenthood reached 10,000 women last year at its three Madison locations, not including the abortions it did.
Hobbins says the abortion business has raised $575,000 so far to cover the costs of the moving expenses.
ACTION; Send your complaints about the lease to the Urban League of Greater Madison at https://www.ulgm.org/Pages/ContactUs.aspx
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