The abortion chain Planned Parenthood will open a large, new abortion facility Tuesday in Wisconsin.
The $8 million abortion center will replace the current Planned Parenthood facility in Milwaukee, the Journal Sentinel reports. Abortion clinic leaders said the new building will allow them to perform more abortions.
“Planned Parenthood is proud to be enhancing health care access in an inclusive space reflective of the dignity our patients deserve,” said Tayna Atkinson, president of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. “We are honored to continue our role as a critical statewide health care provider, offering essential reproductive care, including the vital service of abortion, in our state-of-the-art health center.”
Planned Parenthood runs two abortion facilities in Wisconsin: one in Milwaukee and one in Madison. According to the report, they aborted 3,889 unborn babies in 2014. With the new center, that number may increase.
The abortion chain said it sees about 30,000 patients in Milwaukee County every year.
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The Water St. center, which is about 12,000 square feet, will include more consultation and examination rooms, and an expanded waiting room, as well as areas for family and children. While there, patients will also be able to get family planning services and screenings for sexually transmitted diseases.
The center may expand to other services, like vasectomies, sterilization and cancer prevention services, the group said.
The old Planned Parenthood building in Milwaukee will close on Tuesday and be converted into administrative offices for the abortion chain, the local news reports.
Wisconsin pro-life leaders have been working hard to protect unborn babies from abortion. Last year, Gov. Scott Walker signed two pro-life bills that will help further de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business.
When the legislation passed, Wisconsin Right to Life’s Executive Director Heather Weininger explained: “We need to look past puffed up claims such as the belief that without Planned Parenthood, women will not have access to care like mammograms. The reality is, not a single Planned Parenthood facility provides mammograms within their doors, just referrals to health care facilities that do provide them.”
Weininger said there are better candidates for taxpayer funds than the abortion giant Planned Parenthood. She said there are non-controversial, federally-qualified health centers operating in 96 service sites around Wisconsin that provide women with health care services and do not abort unborn babies.
While Planned Parenthood claims to focus on women’s health care services, its main business is abortion. In 2015, Planned Parenthood performed 328,348 abortions, nearly 5,000 more than the previous year. 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.
Its patient numbers, contraception services, breast exams and cancer screenings are down, too, despite receiving taxpayer-funding increases under President Barack Obama’s administration.
In March, it refused to give up its abortion work and focus on providing true health care to low-income women. President Donald Trump offered to support an increase in taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood if it stopped doing abortions, but Planned Parenthood refused.
At the time, Richards called the offer “obscene and insulting,” making it very clear that abortions – not women’s health care – are Planned Parenthood’s top priority.