Planned Parenthood closed two of its Colorado abortion facilities this month despite on-going claims by abortion activists that women are flocking to pro-abortion states for abortions.
The Steamboat Pilot & Today reports the Steamboat Springs facility closed with very little advanced notice on Sept. 16, and a second closed in Alamosa last week – although it had been temporarily closed for months due to staffing problems.
Some employees and local activists are not happy about the decision, which came down from executives at the billion-dollar abortion chain. Their complaints and statements from Planned Parenthood leaders suggest the reason was that the abortion facilities were not making enough money aborting unborn babies.
The closures are a good sign. Although Colorado has extreme pro-abortion laws that allow unborn babies to be killed through all nine months of pregnancy, women are not aborting their unborn babies – and the abortion industry is struggling to stay in business there.
Whitney Phillips, COO for Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, told the newspaper the “rapidly changing landscape” was a key reason for the closures. She said their “priorities” right now are to expand abortions in New Mexico where women are traveling from Texas, Arizona and Utah, states that protect unborn babies by banning abortions.
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“We have to really evaluate where we are needed,” Phillips said. “Right now, we are needed in other communities.”
But even some abortion activists seem to be waking up to the reality that Planned Parenthood prioritizes abortion profits above real health care.
Former manager Kelly Clapsaddle Subr resigned over the decision to close the Steamboat Springs abortion facility, according to the report.
“When I was given the news about (the center) closing, my (regional operations manager) actually said to me ‘I hope this brings you some relief,’” Clapsaddle Subr wrote in a resignation letter obtained by the local news. “The disconnect of that statement is indicative of the disconnect between upper management and the patient-facing folks. How could I be relieved? This is the community I grew up in. Access is being stripped away, and we were an island of care for people.”
A local LGBTQ activist, Chelsie Holmes, chair of Yampa Valley Pride, also criticized Planned Parenthood, telling the local news that its decision to close so quickly was “irresponsible” and her trust in the organization has been “completely eroded.”
Planned Parenthood is a billion-dollar abortion chain that aborts more unborn babies than any other group in the U.S. Its most recent annual report showed a record 383,460 abortions in 2020, an increase of almost 30,000 compared to the previous year. The “nonprofit” also made more money than every before — bringing in $1.714 billion income, aided in part by $633.4 million in taxpayer dollars.
In contrast, many of its actual health services declined, including contraception, HIV testing, breast exams, STI testing/treatment and colposcopy procedures.