By Ben Clapper, Executive Director, Louisiana Right to Life
I am not sure if you heard the news, but Planned Parenthood held its grand opening this week at its new facility on Claiborne Avenue.
Almost exactly six years after they purchased the land, they cut the ribbon. While the building hasn’t opened to clients, it will soon.
And if there were any doubts about their abortion intentions, Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, cleared that up yesterday: “We definitely built this (facility) so we can provide abortions …”
For the past few years, no local Planned Parenthood representative had dared to utter words as clear as these. Not only has Planned Parenthood built this facility for abortions, but it has designed it to squeeze every last abortion it can out of the New Orleans market.
As its own documents show, Planned Parenthood plans to sell 2,844 abortions on site each year over and above abortions already being performed elsewhere in New Orleans. The most recent numbers have Louisiana’s abortion count at 10,211 a year, but if Planned Parenthood has its way, that number will increase by 28%.
Thankfully, Gov. John Bel Edwards will soon sign into law HB 606, which protects taxpayer dollars from subsidizing any business that performs abortions. But, as Ms. Richards also said, Planned Parenthood is considering taking the law to court. Clearly, Planned Parenthood will take every step necessary to sell abortions on Claiborne Avenue. The story is far from over.
We will host a gathering on Saturday morning, June 11 at 10 AM at the Planned Parenthood building to stand for peace against its abortion business. I encourage you to join us for this peaceful gathering to show our opposition.
Nola Needs Peace, Not More Abortion
Rally for Life
Saturday, June 11 at 10 AM | 4624 S. Claiborne Ave.
Now more than ever, we need to stand together for life and for peace in Louisiana. Please spread the word.