It looks like Planned Parenthood is trying to monopolize the abortion industry with huge, new abortion facilities across the country.
This week, it announced plans to open a $10 million abortion facility this summer in Charlotte, North Carolina, according to the Charlotte Observer.
For decades, Planned Parenthood’s Charlotte facility did not provide abortions; it only referred women to other facilities for them, according to the report. However, that will change when it moves into the new building.
Local abortion activists told the newspaper that abortions will be offered at the Torrence Street facility starting in July. They did not say how late into a pregnancy unborn babies will be aborted, though.
Planned Parenthood board member Jill Dinwiddie made several underhanded references to abortion in expressing her excitement about the news.
“We’re very excited about finally having a health center in Charlotte that can meet the needs of the population and also meet the standard of care that Planned Parenthood has become known for,” Dinwiddie said.
Activists said the new building will double the space of the current building, which Planned Parenthood rents. They also said they chose the new location for “accessibility and security” reasons.
Here’s more from the report:
Planned Parenthood says every year more than 3,300 women in Mecklenburg County need abortion services while another 4,700 from surrounding counties come for services. Forty-five percent of its patients lack health insurance. …
“Number one it shows our continued longstanding commitment to the community,” said Pam Pearson, who chairs the Planned Parenthood South Atlantic board of directors. “(And) that we’re committed to providing the full range of legal services . . . so our patients can access whatever care is necessary.”
They said they expect protesters. Charlotte is known for huge, peaceful pro-life protests and rallies, often sponsored by the pro-life group Love Life Charlotte. Pro-lifers in the city have drawn thousands of people to their peaceful rallies outside another abortion facility in the city, A Preferred Women’s Health Center.
Pearson slammed pro-lifers for focusing on abortion.
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“They focus on only one aspect of the services we provide. They don’t seem to credit the rest of the services,” Pearson said.
But abortion is Planned Parenthood’s primary focus. According to its own annual reports, its breast cancer screenings, pap tests, prenatal care, other health services and overall patient numbers are dropping dramatically, while its abortion numbers are growing.
Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in America. Last year, it reported 332,757 abortions – more than one third of all abortions in the U.S.
What’s more, its CEO Leana Wen recently admitted that abortions are their “core mission.”
All across the country, the abortion giant has been building huge new abortion facilities to abort more unborn babies. These include in Waco, Texas, New Orleans, New York City and Washington, D.C. Another is planned for San Francisco.
Randall O’Bannon, Ph.D., the director of education and research for the National Right to Life Committee, previously wrote about the plans for new abortion mega-clinics after Planned Parenthood announced plans to open a $9 million clinic in New York City in 2014.
“Though abortions are significantly down in the U.S. as a whole, business is booming at Planned Parenthood,” he wrote.
“But what is clear is either that most of the clinics that closed were not abortion performing clinics or that Planned Parenthood has made up for those abortion losses with giant new mega-clinics built to take their place. The new centers do not appear to have picked up the lost cancer screenings, but they do appear to have kept the lucrative abortion business steady” at a time when abortions are dropping across the U.S., O’Bannon said.