Arkansas is down to two abortion facilities this summer after a Fayetteville Planned Parenthood closed on Thursday.
The facility stopped doing abortions two weeks ago and ended all other services this week, KFTA 24 reports.
The Fayetteville closure means there are only two abortion facilities left in the state, another Planned Parenthood and a private abortion facility in Little Rock.
A Planned Parenthood spokesperson said they closed their Fayetteville branch because they were having trouble with the building and decided not to renew the lease. It has not been able to find a new location yet.
Local 40 Days for Life leaders said they were praying for this to happen, and now they are praying that Planned Parenthood will not be able to find a new space to abort unborn babies in the Fayetteville area.
However, the local news reported that Planned Parenthood is expanding in Little Rock, and plans to open a new facility there later this month to “meet the growing patient demand.” This usually means more abortions and later in pregnancy.
Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion chain in America. According to its 2018 annual report, it aborted 332,757 unborn babies and reaped in a record $1.66 billion in revenue.
Though Planned Parenthood is aborting more unborn babies, America is seeing fewer abortions annually. Data on abortions from the Guttmacher Institute and Centers for Disease Control show a steady decline in the abortion rate (number of abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age), and abortion numbers have dropped to historic lows in the past several years.
Research by Operation Rescue also found that 40 abortion facilities closed in 2018 as more women chose life for their unborn babies.