Abortion clinic gives way to community healthcare center

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Sorry, we're closedThe closing of a particular Planned Parenthood clinic in Pennsylvania may prove to be a special bonus to women in the area.

Planned Parenthood has now experienced the closure of five facilities in the state in the past several months. One of the most recent was in Easton, where Planned Parenthood provided the dangerous RU486 abortion pills and very limited medical services.

According to Maria Gallagher of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, the Planned Parenthood facility never offered the services that are really needed by economically depressed women. The good news for Easton, she adds, is that a new community-centered health clinic is opening that will provide more comprehensive care but won't offer abortions.

"You can see where community health centers bridge that gap," she tells OneNewsNow. "They can provide care for women – legitimate, compassionate care – and women do not need Planned Parenthood."

While the Easton facilities didn't offer many necessary health services, it did sell contraceptives and abortion pills.

Gallagher

Gallagher suggests that the closing of Planned Parenthood clinics may allow community health centers to do a better job of caring for women's actual health needs.

"For instance, no Planned Parenthood in the country performs mammograms, and yet often people are led to believe that they do," she explains. "And if you need other types of healthcare, for example, focusing on things like diabetes or heart disease, you need a comprehensive center."

None of Planned Parenthood's Pennsylvania clinics offer prenatal care. Its main business is selling abortions and promoting birth-control methods.

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