Planned Parenthood to Open New Abortion Business in Oregon

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jun 29, 2011   |   11:29AM   |   Eugene, OR

Fresh from starting a massive new abortion facility in Portland, the Planned Parenthood abortion business is preparing a new facility in Eugene, Oregon that will promote abortions in the western part of the state.

Planned Parenthood of Southwest Oregon is preparing to break new ground on construction of the abortion facility in Lane County in August and, according to the Catholic Sentinel newspaper, it will be located next to a used car lot. Hearings are reportedly underway locally on approving the new abortion center, which will be located on a highway connecting Eugene and Springfield.

The newspaper indicates a federal grant of $74,000 is being used to help with construction of the new site and the abortion business is requesting city funds for on-site stormwater management. The closest current abortion facility location is in Salem, and the new abortion facility will make it so women don’t have to travel as far to get them.

“The project follows the abortion provider’s new strategy of building centers in low-income areas. Critics say it’s a cynical business plan to earn income from a population that gets a relatively high number of abortions,” the newspaper says. It adds that Planned Parenthood of Southwest Oregon says it has 27,000 customers annually.

Gayle Atteberry, the executive director of Oregon Right to Life, emailed LifeNews about the new center.

“In its unrelenting drive to provide unregulated, quick abortions to every girl, Planned Parenthood is moving from its current location across from a high school to a location on a main thoroughfare with a bus line,” she said. “Oregon pro-lifers will do all we can to slow them down and save babies.”

The 2008 annual report of the local Breton business indicates it had been having some financial hard times.

“PPSO weathered a ‘perfect storm’ of financial blows during 2008: Medicaid funded clinic revenue continued the decline begun in 2006 and turmoil in the financial markets dealt a significant blow to reserves that accumulated during our profitable period between 2002-2005. Federal law changes that began in 2006 reduced Medicaid funded clinic revenue through the Oregon Family Planning Expansion Project (FPEP) and the Oregon Health Plan. These revenue sources continued to make up the majority of our revenue stream,” the abortion business said. “The combination of the drop in operational revenue and investment losses resulted in a $3.2 million decline in net assets during 2008.”

“We continued to transition away from heavy reliance on FPEP and other government funding to a more diversified revenue stream. That diversification included increased private pay and commercial insurance fees for service, and stepped-up fundraising efforts,” it added.

The abortion business also partnered with United Way and brought in more than $600,000. At December 31, 2008 net assets totaled $10,392,347.