Planned Parenthood Opening New Abortion Clinic in Oklahoma City

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jul 19, 2017   |   1:33PM   |   Oklahoma City, OK

The Planned Parenthood abortion business is renovating and planning to reopen another facility in Oklahoma City this year.

The abortion chain’s Oklahoma affiliate announced the news on Facebook recently. Its Midtown Oklahoma City facility closed on June 17 for renovations and will reopen at a date not yet announced. The facility did not perform abortions on site, but it did refer for them.

The renovations quite possibly could be turning the building into an abortion facility, though the announcement does not mention it.

Abortion is a top priority at Planned Parenthood. The abortion group does more abortions than any other group in the U.S. and makes millions of dollars every year from the deadly practice. It performs more than 300,000 abortions on unborn babies every year.

Planned Parenthood even throws pizza parties to reward employees who exceed their abortion quotas, and in 2013, it gave one of its Colorado clinics an award for “exceeding abortion visits.”

The Oklahoma Planned Parenthood affiliate is directing patients to its other facilities while the renovations occur, including another new abortion facility that opened late last year in the city.

Oklahoma City was the largest metropolitan area in the U.S. without an abortion facility until last fall. The Trust Women South Wind Women’s Center gained attention on Sept. 10 for being the first abortion facility to open in the city in 40 years. A new Planned Parenthood abortion facility became the second in the city in November.

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From late 2014 to Sept. 10, the city did not have any abortion facilities. Its last abortion facility closed in December 2014 after abortionist Naresh Patel allegedly sold abortion drugs to women who were not pregnant. Patel also previously faced charges for allegedly raping and sodomizing his abortion patients.

Local pro-lifers, including pregnancy centers, are increasing their outreach in response to the new abortion businesses.

Barbara Chishko, director of Birth Choices pregnancy centers, said they will continue serving women and providing life-affirming options, even if they have abortions.

“We have built this facility for our pregnant women irregardless of what they’re going to decide because we know that this is better than abortion. They deserve better than that. We want to give them the best we have to offer,” Chishko told KFOR, previously. “I became involved because of my faith and my belief system in that I believe life is precious. Life is a gift from God and it would be wrong to return that gift unopened.”

Meanwhile, abortion clinics have been closing at a record pace across the country. In total, at least 13 Planned Parenthood facilities have closed or plan to close this year, including four in Iowa after state lawmakers defunded Planned Parenthood, two in Pennsylvania, two in Colorado and one in Maryland.