Planned Parenthood in Upstate New York to Expand Abortions

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 2, 2012   |   6:59PM   |   Albany, NY

While the Planned Parenthood abortion business is closing abortion and abortion referral facilities in other states, the Planned Parenthood of the North Country in upstate New York is expanding.

The abortion business announced that President and CEO Kathie Wunderlich has retired after four decades of running the local abortion business, but that retirement only means more abortions for Planned Parenthood.

The local newspaper reports her saying “it is absolutely essential that it remains available to women. Planned Parenthood of the North Country New York is the only provider in the region, with the next nearest in Glens Falls, Syracuse or Burlington. Wunderlich said Planned Parenthood plans to expand its medication abortion services to the Canton and Watertown.”

Fortunately, the newspaper indicates, local pro-life advocates are speaking out:

Champlain Valley Right to Life, an organization that opposes abortion and mounts weekly prayer sessions outside Planned Parenthood’s Brinkerhoff Street facility in Plattsburgh, is encouraged by the potential changes in many states.

“It is heartening to see many of the states address the fact that women need to understand the process of abortion,” said the Rev. Martin T. and Deborah C. Mischenko, co-chairs of the local Right to Life chapter, in a joint statement.

That includes making sure the pregnant woman is offered “ultrasounds and other services, which will allow them to make an informed decision and all that is involved with aborting a baby.

“At Champlain Valley Right to Life,” they continued, “we will continue to champion our efforts in public education about abortion to expectant mothers and families, in addition to educating the public (about) options other than abortion, such as adoption.

And the organization also lobbies “for new laws to protect the unborn.”