The Planned Parenthood abortion business has plans to expand in Kearney, Nebraska, but it has announced it will not add an abortion referral clinic there.
The decision comes in the wake of videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s scandalous organ harvesting business. The footage, which was released by The Center for Medical Progress, shows the abortion giant’s top executives haggling over the cost of aborted babies’ body parts and discussing ways to alter abortions to obtain salable organs. One of the newest videos catches Planned Parenthood harvesting the brain of an unborn baby who was still alive.
According to the local newspaper, the abortion giant announced plans to expand in Western Nebraska four years ago but has decided against it.
Nebraska Right to Life director Julie Schmit-Albin told LifeNews she was delighted by the news that the abortion company will not expand further.
“Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has met strong resistance in all six cities that it announced in its expansion plan in 2011,” she said. “Diligent Right to Life Chapters and pro-lifers in each community gathered thousands of petition names to present to local officials.”
“Our Legislature also passed the Stop Web Cam Abortion bill in 2011, thwarting PPH’s desire to employ their evil webcam chemical abortion scheme in Nebraska as they have in Iowa,” she added.
“The goal right now is to stabilize the organization as we wait to see how the organization will change with our new CEO Suzanna M. de Baca. As of right now, there are no plans to expand in central Nebraska or in Kearney. But six months to a few years from now, that could change,” said Angie Remington, public relations manager for Planned Parenthood of the Heartland.
Former CEO Jill June said in an interview at the time that Kearney was one of 12 Nebraska and Iowa cities identified as potential sites to serve a large number of women in need of Planned Parenthood’s services. Other Nebraska cities were Fremont, North Platte, Hastings, Norfolk and Grand Island. Planned Parenthood did not say if the clinics would offer abortions.
In 2011, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland announced the expansion as part of an $11.5 million capital campaign for the chapter, which already operates 25 clinics in the two states. Planned Parenthood has commitments of $7 million.