A Planned Parenthood abortion clinic is closing in Wisconsin. The reason? One state pro-life group says the abortion giant has had problems locating an abortion practitioner for the facility and fewer women are seeking abortions.
Today Pro-Life Wisconsin told LifeNews it is celebrating the permanent closure of the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Grand Chute, Wisconsin. The group informed LifeNews: “Pro-Life Wisconsin believes the closure is due to lack of clients and lack of abortionists.”
“Today, we have a cause for great celebration,” Pro-Life Wisconsin State Director Dan Miller said. “We morn the lost of each and every baby killed in that facility.”
Miller recognized the strong pro-life supporters who were praying daily for the facility to close.
“It’s because of those volunteers, who have prayed outside the facility, daily, even while it was shuttered, that’s why it’s closed,” Miller said.
According to Miller, the abortion center, near Appleton, has been closed since September 2015, but Planned Parenthood has repeatedly said it would reopen.
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“When the clinic didn’t reopen in the spring as anticipated, Pro-Life Wisconsin recognized the truth. For Planned Parenthood, it’s all about the bottom line – if you don’t produce, you’re gone,” the group continued. “The Grand Chute facility wasn’t killing enough babies, so they will close. As clear with a change at the Madison facility to only offer abortion services, Planned Parenthood’s internal policies are focused on abortion. That’s where the money is.”
Wisconsin Right to Life also hailed the permanent closure and said the Planned Parenthood center was doing fewer and fewer abortions.
“After temporarily closing their doors, Planned Parenthood’s Appleton abortion facility is now officially closed,” state Heather Weininger, Executive Director of Wisconsin Right to Life. “We are absolutely thrilled that unborn children will no longer lose their lives at this abortion facility.”
“As more and more women choose life every year in the state of Wisconsin, Planned Parenthood’s profit margin suffers,” continued Weininger. “Ultimately, that is why Planned Parenthood of Appleton’s abortion facility is closing, and for that reason, we celebrate.”
Last year the Planned Parenthood clinic in Appleton, in northeastern Wisconsin, suspended abortions. WBAY-TV reported that the Appleton North Health Center stopped doing abortions on October 14 because it can’t find an abortion practitioner to work there.
The Appleton Planned Parenthood abortion clinic shut down briefly previously after Governor Scott Walker signed a bill allowing women to see an ultrasound of their unborn baby before an abortion. The law also requires that in order to legally perform an abortion, a doctor must have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of where the abortion will occur. That was cited as the reason for the closure at that time.
“If there’s a long waiting list, that’s a real problem for women getting access. It’s a problem for their health. It can lead to tragic consequences. Just the sheer distance is a tremendous barrier,” the abortion company said then.
Governor Scott Walker signed Senate Bill 206 (Sonya’s Law) into law. This important new law requires that women seeking abortions in Wisconsin be given the opportunity to see their unborn children through ultrasound.
“We thank Governor Walker for signing this important piece of legislation into law,” said Wisconsin Right to Life then. “Sonya’s Law will empower women to make truly informed decisions regarding how they will proceed with their pregnancies and will protect the lives of women who experience complications after their abortions.”