Planned Parenthood Opens New Florida Abortion Business

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 11, 2012   |   5:37PM   |   Wellington, FL

Planned Parenthood has opened a new abortion business in southern Florida’s Palm Beach County, with the new center holding its grand opening on Thursday in the Wellington Professional Center. The new location is the only one Planned Parenthood operates in the area that will do surgical abortions.

The Palm Beach Post reports that the abortion business will close its Lake Worth office in the next couple of months and picked the Wellington location because it is a hub for legitimate medical services and the local population is growing.

“Psychologists and family physicians have offices in the building, with a dentist on the same floor. Wellington Regional Medical Center is next door,” the newspaper indicated. “The 4,700-square-foot Wellington center, painted in earth and muted pastel tones, looks like any other smartly decorated doctor’s office. It cost about $600,000 to ready the leased space, which had to be completely built out.”

“Planned Parenthood will have two other clinics in the county when Lake Worth closes: West Palm Beach and Boca Raton. All the locations have offered early-term abortions with a pill since 2009,” it added.

However, local pro-life advocates turned out in good numbers to make their views known about a new abortion business coming to town.

Willy Guardioloa told LifeNews in an email that the band of pro-life advocates who showed up to protest received positive and frequent coverage on local media outlets.

“Not bad for a bunch of Catholics who just happen to care about this country, our neighborhoods, our churches, our schools, our families, our children, and our unborn babies — the future of this country,” he said. “We had over 30 kids show up for this prayerful demonstration and when a three-year-old kid attends a powerful event such as this and innocently holds up a sign like they did yesterday – how can one put a ‘price tag’ on that?”

News of the new abortion business in the Palm Beach area follows news this week that an abortion practitioner in Orlando is calling it quits. Florida abortion practitioner Scott Spagnolo-Hye will hang up his forceps next month and stop doing abortions.

The Orlando, Florida-based abortion practitioner revealed in a videotaped conversation that June 2 will be the last day he does abortions in the central Florida city. Jill Stanek uncovered the video showing him speaking to a local pro-life advocate, one of many who have protested at his four abortion centers.

“June 2 is my last day,” Spagnolo-Hye said, and he added that he would be shifting to family practice medicine.