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Planned Parenthood is Shrinking

Posted by thelamp on December 21, 2006

Planned Parenthood is shrinking. If 2007 is anything like the year that’s ending, Christians can look forward to the trend continuing in the months ahead.

Although Planned Parenthood still operates the nation’s largest chain of abortion mills, Americans are rejecting Planned Parenthood and its agenda. Christians have reason to rejoice because Planned Parenthood clinics have been closing across the United States.

“Proponents of ‘choice’ have tried to make this an issue about ‘women’s rights,’ ‘freedom of choice’ and ‘reproductive rights.’ But clearly, the murdering of an innocent child is far more than a health issue or a civil right, and Christians are convincing the women in their lives about the heartlessness of abortion,” said Pastor Rod Parsley. “No amount of spin can outweigh the fact that abortion ends the life of a baby growing inside its mother’s womb.”

The good news comes courtesy of the pro-life group American Life League. In an exclusive new study, the league reported last week that the number of Planned Parenthood clinics has plummeted to its lowest total in almost 20 years. Today the organization has 817 clinics; roughly the number it had in 1987. In its heyday, though, Planned Parenthood boasted 983 clinics. That was in 1995.

The state with the largest number of closings in 2006 was California, where Planned Parenthood shut down 18 express clinics in the San Diego area. California still has 97 clinics, the largest number for any state.

New York has the second-highest total of clinics, with 79. Texas comes in third with 77 after clinics were closed in Borger, Dumas and Cactus, while one opened in Sierra Blanca. All told, over the past 11 years, 121 abortion clinics have closed.

The result is pleasing in the sight of God: more children were allowed to live.


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