Planned Parenthood has plans to build another huge abortion clinic in San Francisco.
This week, the city Planning Commission unanimously approved the plan for the abortion clinic on 1522 Bush Street, Catholic San Francisco reports. The abortion business plans to spend at least $6 million to convert an old, two-story auto body shop into a facility that provides surgical abortions as well as abortion drugs, according to the report.
Pro-life advocates in the area attended the commission meeting to urge a no vote on the plan. They pointed out that Planned Parenthood’s main business is abortion, and that the community would be better served if the property was used for housing.
Here’s more from the report:
The location would provide expanded service to the Tenderloin and Van Ness/Civic Center neighborhoods, Planned Parenthood said, noting that the majority of its clientele is low-income.
CEO Gilda Gonzales said the organization is close to raising $6 million to buy the site, which would open, after renovations, in 2020. It would serve 20 percent more clients than the city’s existing two Planned Parenthood clinics combined. The organization plans to close its other locations and consolidate operations in the new building.
“The ancillary space at the site will be a hub for community engagement and advocacy,” Gonzales said.
Planned Parenthood has been closing smaller facilities across the country and constructing mega-clinics to take their places. These facilities are huge abortion facilities and, therefore, huge money makers. They often are located in low-income and minority neighborhoods.
In 2014, the abortion chain constructed a $9 million mega abortion clinic in Queens, New York, and last year opened another huge and lavish abortion clinic in Washington, D.C. – right near an elementary school.
Planned Parenthood continues to maintain its status as the largest abortion provider in the United States. The abortion group performed 328,348 abortions on unborn babies in 2015, nearly 5,000 more than the previous year, according to the abortion group’s annual report.
At the same time, it saw 2.4 million patients, about 100,000 fewer than the previous year and about 500,000 fewer than five years ago.
Contraception, which the abortion chain touts as its primary service, also dropped from 2.94 million to 2.8 million during the past two years. That same year, its prenatal services dropped almost 50 percent to 9,419, and adoption referrals, while up slightly, remained extremely low at 2,889.
Meanwhile, the abortion chain received more taxpayer funding. The report shows Planned Parenthood receiving $554.6 million, up from $553.7 million the previous year. This increase occurred while pro-abortion President Barack Obama was in power.
This pattern is consistent with its annual reports from the past several years. Abortions and taxpayer funding keep going up, while patient numbers and other services go down.
The good news is that Planned Parenthood has closed at least 16 other facilities this year so far, including four in Iowa, two in Pennsylvania, one in Maryland, three in New Mexico, one in Wyoming and two in Colorado.
Abortion clinics in the United States are closing at a record pace as demand for their deadly business declines and abortionists retire, a 2016 Bloomberg analysis found. However, Planned Parenthood’s share of abortions increases as it continues to focus its work on the killing of unborn babies.