The Pennsylvania affiliate of the nation’s largest abortion business ha closed one of its clinics in the Keystone State. The abortion giant contends the closure of a its Carlisle, Pennsylvania office last month was done to consolidate the number of clinics it runs in a cost-saving measure.
From a local news report:
The closure, which was effective June 17, was done to help Planned Parenthood “remain strong,” said Selina Winchester, spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood Keystone. “It was a matter of having two health centers relatively close to each other,” she said of Carlisle and Planned Parenthood’s Harrisburg Medical Center at 1514 N. Second St.
About 2,600 patients were served at the Carlisle office in the 800 block of Walnut Bottom Road, she said. The Harrisburg office sees about 7,300 patients annually.
“We had to decide to better serve the patients we have with all the resources we have, whether it was better to merge, to guarantee we would have those services,” Winchester said.
“In trying to operate two centers at the expense level you have, you might have to find yourself cutting services or programs,” she said.
In the midstate, Planned Parenthood continues to have offices in Chambersburg, Gettysburg, Hanover, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading, Red Lion and York.
Planned Parenthood in the midstate underwent a merger effective July 1, but Winchester said that wasn’t the reason for the Carlisle closure.
In the merger, Planned Parenthood of Northeast, Mid-Penn and Bucks County joined with Planned Parenthood of Central PA to become Planned Parenthood Keystone. The Carlisle office was part of the Northeast, Mid-Penn and Bucks County affiliate, while Harrisburg was in the Central PA region.
Although this clinic did not do abortions it is part of the organization that does more abortions than anyone in the United States and all Planned Parenthood clinics make abortion referrals.
The most recent annual report released by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) shows the abortion giant did a record 333,964 abortions on unborn children during the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Those abortions were estimated to have generated $150 million dollars for the “nonprofit” organization.
While the number of abortions reached a record high, only 2,300 Planned Parenthood customers were referred to adoption agencies during the 2011-2012 fiscal year.
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Meanwhile, the annual report reveals PPFA generated nearly $1.2 billion in total income — just short of the $1.22 billion mark that was its record for income that it posted in 2010-2011.
PPFA’s income included a hefty and ever-increasing check from American taxpayers. In 2009-2010, government funding reached a whopping $487.4 million. In 2010-2011 the figure jumped to $538.5 million. The total for 2011-2012 reached a staggering $542.4 million, which represents 45.2 percent of the group’s total annual budget.
In its last annual report, Planned Parenthood did 329,445 abortions in 2010 while it provided prenatal care to only 31,098 women and referred only 841 women to adoption agencies.