Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Doubles in Size to Reduce Wait Times for Abortions

State   |   Emily Derois   |   Jun 15, 2016   |   10:46AM   |   Chula Vista, California

In an attempt to become more “efficient,” a code word for making more money, a Planned Parenthood health center in California recently doubled its size, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

The expansion officially began in November. Taking over a vacant store in Chula Vista, the abortion business was able to add significantly to its center, which is now 4,600 square feet, according to the report. With the added space, the abortion business went from having five exam room to having eight, according to the report.

The California Planned Parenthood officials did not mention abortion in the interview, but abortions likely are a major reason for the expansion. Abortions are a big money-maker for Planned Parenthood, and the expansion will allow it to reap in even more money from aborting unborn babies.

Lori Keim, senior director of business initiatives at Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, said the update was intended to create an “efficient, patient-centered experience.”

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Keim, who oversaw the project, continued, “We put a great deal of thought into everything from the hook for your purse on the back of the exam room door to the placement and type of each seat in the waiting room.”

She said that since opening in 1992, the center has seen more patients than any other Planned Parenthood health center in the area. According to Planned Parenthood’s website, the Pacific Southwest’s 18 facilities saw 140,000 patients last year.

The expanded health center is at a busy location in Chula Vista, and Keim said patients will be seen more quickly. Unlike many states, California does not require a waiting period between a woman’s counseling appointment and her abortion. As a result, abortion clinics can rush women through the procedure without giving them time to consider their options.

“In terms of the South Bay community, there are long waits and there isn’t the access in terms of getting same day or next day appointments,” Keim told the newspaper. “In the past, a patient would stop at one room for this and another for that. The goal is that everything happens within one room: intake, exam, bloodwork, counseling.”

With the expansion, Keim is predicting an increase of up to 16,000 patients by December, the report states.

There are many encouraging cases of abortion clinics closing and abortion numbers dropping across the U.S. However, expansions such as this are a reminder of how the profit-driven abortion industry continues to fight to keep its deadly business running. These reports remind us of the importance of continuing the fight in defense of life.