Reading between the lines of the Planned Parenthood abortion syndicate’s announcement that it will be closing four of its dozen or so chambers in Iowa:
- Being committed to killing unborn women in the name of empowering women, they gave up taxpayer largess
- Believing that they are so popular, have such high approval of their abortion mission, and that there is no alternative to killing babies . . . well there was just no way they could keep their doors open.
- The syndicate was struggling to strangle unborn babies even before tax money was pulled
The communication from Planned Parenthood’s managing executioner:
Despite every effort to fight back against defunding by extreme Iowa lawmakers, and despite the overwhelming support of 77% of Iowans, I have heartbreaking news to share about Planned Parenthood of the Heartland.
As a direct result of defunding by Iowa Governor Branstad, Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds and anti-women’s health legislators, PPHeartland is now forced to close health centers in four Iowa communities: Quad Cities, Burlington, Keokuk and Sioux City.
These changes are devastating. More than 14,000 patients who trust Planned Parenthood with their health care in these communities and in neighboring areas no longer have access to their provider of choice.
Anti-choice politicians – who are driven by their personal beliefs, not facts – are hurting women by preventing us from being able to provide critical family planning services and life-saving cancer screenings.
As we have said before, defunding Planned Parenthood will set a health care crisis in motion in Iowa. We will be watching and holding these politicians accountable for the hurt they have caused, the futures they have irreparably damaged – the lives they have shortened.
We have fought with everything we had against defunding. We turned over every rock, dotted every “i” and crossed every “t” to explore our options in defending our mission in the face of losing funding.
Our goal has always been to preserve services for as many patients as possible in Iowa and Nebraska. These closings are difficult decisions we have been forced to make in order to continue to care for as many patients as possible.
In the wake of this devastating news, I have a message for these lawmakers who have so willingly and recklessly ignored the will of their constituents – the very people who put them in office: You can knock us down, but you will not defeat us. We are still here. We will stand strong.
This fight is far from over.
Suzanna de Baca
President/CEO, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
By her name, ironically, she should be used to Planned Parenthood being transitory. But the record shows that even when awash in taxpayer largess they can’t make it, were not well received, abused pro-abortion fat-cat donors to over expand, whatever.
They just lie
The abortion syndicate’s press release is just BS — nevertheless absorbed and repeated by much of the dominant liberal media, always eager to do so. But if evil legislators are to blame now for the closings, who was to blame for their even more numerous closings when taxpayer funding had been increasing to them, at the federal level, propping them up, and was continued in Iowa? These articles from a year or two ago refer to a spate of closings in 2014 and more predating any reduction in taxpayer funding.
Analyzed back then in the following article by Abby Johnson, a former director of a Planned Parenthood syndicate operation in Texas:
Why are so many Planned Parenthood clinics closing? Hint: It’s not why you think.
Locals react to closure of Planned Parenthood’s Dubuque clinic
Planned Parenthood abortion syndicates do not serve women extensively or comprehensively.
Consider this graph (data prior to yesterdays announcement of closings)
The accompanying article lists the RHC locations alongside a synopsis of women’s health services offered. Planned Parenthood never did provide comprehensive services, instead focused on abortion. Planned Parenthood can still devote itself to abortion, just not with fungible taxpayer money to cover overhead and insure their profits. Note that the graphic refers to rural health centers, belying Planned Parenthood’s lies that women will not have access to health care. Not shown are the more urban areas where Planned Parenthood located anyway, not in burgeville Iowa. Most larger towns in Iowa are served by Community Health Centers which are comprehensive, serve the poor along with all manner of other doctor’s offices, clinics and hospitals. Planned Parenthood just lies.
Prayer and side-walk counselors at the Bettendorf Planned Parenthood have remarked about the decline in cars in the parking lot there. The location of the Women’s Choice center across the street, where ultra sounds and pregnancy tests are free along with counseling, done without taxpayer support, also cut into their abortion business.
More abortion syndicate BS including from pro-abortion politicians
The QC Times reported:
Planned Parenthood’s news release on the closures said that abortion services in Bettendorf would be offered until its building there sold.
A number of factors went into choosing which of its clinics would close, de Baca said, including needs in a community, support and opposition there, location of donors, patient trends and financial concerns.
So they were not needed, did not have community support, want visibility for donors rather than serving people. We get it.
Rep. Phyllis Thede, D-Bettendorf, who opposed plans in the legislature to cut off funding to Planned Parenthood, said politicians were making health care decisions for women and families.
“Today’s terrible news means nearly 4,000 women in the Quad Cities will lose access to critical health care services like cancer screenings and birth control,” she said.
“For many Iowans, Planned Parenthood is the only access they have to health care services and forcing these clinics to close will only mean families will have less access to basic medical services,” said Dave Loebsack D-Iowa, who’s district includes three of the four clinics that are closing.
What utter nonsensical tools those two are.
When will they actually close their death-star satellite in Bettendorf?
It is rather open ended, supposedly dependent in sale of the building, but as noted the number of cars observed in the parking lot is small and has been diminishing.
More as information comes our way.