Planned Parenthood Building Huge New Abortion Business in St. Paul, Minnesota

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 3, 2010   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Planned Parenthood Building Huge New Abortion Business in St. Paul, Minnesota

by Steven Ertelt Editor
May 3
, 2010

St. Paul, MN ( — The Planned Parenthood abortion business is building a massive new abortion facility in the Minnesota capital city. Plans unveiled today call for constructing the state’s largest abortion center in St. Paul’s Midway neighborhood, home to Hamline University and Concordia University.

The neighborhood has a growing ethnic population and will be home to the future Central Corridor light-rail line.

Scott Fischbach, executive director of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, told this afternoon that Planned Parenthood expects to greatly expand its business under the new Obama health care law, and is building the new abortion center as a result.

"We’re not surprised to see Planned Parenthood position itself to receive millions more taxpayer dollars under President Obama’s new health care mandates," Fischbach said.

"Obama’s intent has always been to pour much more public money into Planned Parenthood, and the Minnesota affiliate is poised to build an enormous receptacle for that money," he added.

Planned Parenthood Minnesota’s 46,000-square-foot building project is part of the national organization’s strategy of building massive abortion centers in major urban areas.

Its 78,000-square-foot Houston center, for example, set to open May 11, has been called the largest abortion center in the Western Hemisphere and Planned Parenthood has built similarly colossal abortion facilities in Chicago and Portland.

Planned Parenthood Foundation of America hailed the passage of Obama’s pro-abortion health care overhaul as "a huge victory," Fischbach noted.

"The nation’s largest abortion business raked in a record $1.038 billion in revenues in 2007 (latest figures), including a staggering $349 million in taxpayer dollars in the form of federal and state government grants and contracts," the MCCL leader said.

Locally, he noted that Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, which includes 25 Minnesota "feeder" clinics to send women to St. Paul for abortions, received $5.26 million from federal, state and local governments in 2008.

"The new health care law offers it even more. Not only does the law subsidize health plans that cover abortion, it also opens the door to direct federal funding of abortions at so-called Community Health Centers," Fischbach says. "The law appropriates $11 billion over five years to approximately 1,250 different Community Health Centers, and there are no restrictions to prevent that money from paying for abortions. On its website, Planned Parenthood claims that 850 Community Health Centers are run by Planned Parenthood affiliates."

Statistics show that the more money Planned Parenthood takes in, the more abortions it does.

"Planned Parenthood is all about money, and its new abortion center is being positioned to take in many more millions of taxpayer dollars for abortions," Fischbach said. "It is a tragedy to see Planned Parenthood driving up its revenues at the expense of innocent unborn children and their mothers."

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