Planned Parenthood might be favored by the media and political elite, but a new Charlotte Lozier Institute analysis finds that women are offered more options and real choices through community-based care providers.
In fact, it wasn’t even close. Nationally, there are 14 community-based health clinics and pro-life pregnancy centers for every one Planned Parenthood facility.
The more than 8,000 women’s service providers identified by Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) include more than 5,300 Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites and 2,700 pro-life pregnancy centers. In comparison, Planned Parenthood offers only 585 locations.
- Federally Qualified Health Centers are federally-funded health clinics that provide comprehensive care to vulnerable and medically-underserved populations.
- The more than 5,300 FQHC sites included in CLI’s analysis are a subset of total FQHC sites that CLI researchers identified as offering women’s health services, including OB/GYN care, well-women care, family planning, mammograms, and prenatal care.
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According to CLI’s Genevieve Plaster, lead author of the new analysis:
“Planned Parenthood’s true motivations towards women and their children are made plain by the fact that they have already closed several facilities because of Dobbs. In contrast, pro-life pregnancy centers continue serving mothers, children, and families in need, despite warnings from the FBI of continued threats of violence.”