By Dave Andrusko
In a press release distributed Monday, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin announced the closing of four of its 27 clinics, laying the “blame” squarely at the feet of the state legislature. The four, which will close between April and July, are in Chippewa Falls, Beaver Dam, Johnson Creek and Shawano.
Needless to add, pro-lifers saw the reductions differently.
“It is far past time for Wisconsin citizens to recognize that , through its local clinics, refers the overwhelming majority of pregnant women it sees to abortion clinics,” said Barbara Lyons, executive director of Wisconsin Right to Life. “”It is a good outcome for women and children that the four abortion clinic feeders are closing.”
Added Susan Armacost, Wisconsin RTL Legislative Director, “Governor Scott Walker and the state legislature acted courageously to protect Wisconsin taxpayers from having their tax dollars used to destroy human life. While there is more work to be done to protect taxpayers from paying for abortions, this state budget has greatly improved the situation. On behalf of Wisconsin Right to Life members and supporters throughout the state, we extend our heartfelt thanks to Governor Walker and the legislature.”
In 2010 Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin performed 4,827 abortions –62% of all abortions in the state.
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