Number of Planned Parenthood Clinics Drops 23% Since 1995 as Two More Close

National   |   Jill Stanek   |   Jun 10, 2013   |   10:51AM   |   Washington, DC

I was researching something last week and stumbled on an announcement by Planned Parenthood of Northeast, Mid-Penn & Bucks County in Pennsylvania that it was shuttering its Carlisle clinic.

This is not an abortion mill; it is what pro-lifers call a “feeder” – a conduit to PP abortion mills. But its closure is still a boon for the health and welfare of that community. And Planned Parenthood’s political influence will be removed from the area.


Add this to the news last week that the Planned Parenthood feeder clinic in Herkimer, New York, was also closing, and my latest tally is that the U.S. is down to 722 Planned Parenthoods, from a high in 1995 of 938.

This represents a 23% drop in the number of Planned Parenthoods in 18 years.

Yet, as noted, the number of abortions the Planned Parenthood abortion giant commits continues to rise every year, and PP has reported over $1 billion in profits annually since its 2006-07 reporting period.



Nevertheless, as Dr. Michael New pointed out last week, fewer clinics mean fewer abortions. Had none of those 216 PP clinics closed, there would be that much more carnage, brokenness, and pro-abortion political influence. Each PP closure weakens the corporation. Note: Jill Stanek fought to stop “live birth abortions” after witnessing one as an RN at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois. That led to the Born Alive Infants Protection Act legislation, signed by President Bush, that would ensure that proper medical care be given to unborn children who survive botched abortion attempts.