Appleton, Wisconsin PPFA abortion clinic closes

By Dave Andrusko

(Photo: Danny Damiani/Post-Crescent Medi)

(Photo: Danny Damiani/Post-Crescent Medi)

This is some serious spin control. As we reported last year, the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Appleton, Wisconsin temporarily closed down because of….?

Well, according to Teri Huyck, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, because of a “temporary gap in medical coverage,” aka, they didn’t have an abortionist.

Now they have officially closed, explained Heather Weininger, Executive Director of Wisconsin Right to Life. “We are absolutely thrilled that unborn children will no longer lose their lives at this abortion facility,” she said. “As more and more women choose life every year in the state of Wisconsin, Planned Parenthood’s profit margin suffers,” continued Weininger. “Ultimately, that is why Planned Parenthood of Appleton’s abortion facility is closing, and for that reason, we celebrate.”

The number of abortions has steadily decreased for years. In 2014, the number dropped another 10%.

But the excuse of Planned Parenthood’s chief operating officer is “security concerns” and the cost of upgrading the Fox Valley abortion clinic. Note, however, while “Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin officials said security reviews were performed at clinics across the country after the Colorado Springs shooting,” they “did not know of any others that were closing,” according to Patrick Marley, writing for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Mighty convenient excuse, wouldn’t you say? “They’re going to blame anything they can for their reduction in revenue. I think it has to do with the changing of hearts and minds,” Weininger said.


Note as well that PPFA and other abortion providers sued the state of Wisconsin in 2013 for passing a law that required abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. “Making sure women in northern Wisconsin had access to abortion was one of the arguments Planned Parenthood used to strike down the admitting privileges law,” according to Marley. “Despite winning [a reference to the June Supreme Court decision striking down a similar law], the Fox Valley clinic will close.”

What a coincidence.

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