Planned Parenthood Will Close A Third Of Its Iowa Clinics

ACLU Planned Parenthood file lawsuit over new Indiana abortion law File

ACLU Planned Parenthood file lawsuit over new Indiana abortion law File

Come July 21, Wyoming will join North Dakota in becoming the second state in the country to have no Planned Parenthood facilities.

Planned Parenthood of IN and Kentucky filed a lawsuit Thursday against new legislation that would change the process of a minor getting an abortion. New Mexico is due to lose three facilities, probably in September, the Santa Fe New Mexican reports. "These health center closures are devastating for the patients and communities who rely on us, and for our staff, donors, and other supporters". In March, two locations in Pennsylvania were shuttered for financial reasons. After 10 years of struggling with intense menstrual pain, Roberson said it wasn't until she described her symptoms to a doctor at Planned Parenthood she received her endometriosis diagnosis.

No public money is spent on abortions, but Republicans have said that giving any money to Planned Parenthood indirectly supports the procedure. Although $125,000 was raised, the contributions aren't enough to sustain all the clinics in the region.

The organization's Casper clinic opened in 1975 and served about 480 clients each year.

"And Planned Parenthood wishes to be able to inform its patients of their options".

The center does not perform in-clinic abortions, but does offer women a pill to terminate a pregnancy. Many have long opposed the organization, some on religious grounds, because its healthcare services include abortions, although it receives no federal funding for abortions, as stipulated by federal law. Any adult offering consent who is not a parent or legal guardian of the pregnant youth seeking the abortion would be subject to felony charges. Iowa's law is the latest move in a calculated plan by antichoice Republicans to cut off access to safe abortion and to eradicate the social safety net, particularly for women, people of color, and low-income people.

The other bill prohibits the sale, transfer, or distribution of "any tissue or cells from an aborted child" for the goal of experimentation. The anti-abortion "movement is making tremendous strides in changing the hearts and minds, to return to a culture that once again respects human life". But last week, Iowa's Republican Gov. Terry Branstad signed a budget bill that gives up millions of dollars of federal funding in favor of a state-operated family planning program that will exclude abortion providers like Planned Parenthood.

The abortion chain will continue to partner with NARAL Pro-Choice Wyoming on advocacy issues related to women's health as well.

"After careful and extensive evaluation, PPRM is making some hard but necessary organizational changes to ensure that we can continue to meet our patients' needs in both the short and long term", she said.

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