By Dave Andrusko
News Channel 15, a local Ft. Wayne, Indiana, television station reported today that the city’s Planned Parenthood clinic is closing.
WANE’s Chris Darby reported
A sign on the door of the health center on West Jefferson Boulevard says reads, “This health center is permanently closed.” It directed patients to the Planned Parenthood locations in Elkhart and Mishawaka.
Upon hearing the news, Indiana Right to Life President and CEO Mike Fichter and Allen County Right to Life Executive Director Cathie Humbarger issued a joint statement.
“We are pleased to see Indiana’s largest abortion business, Planned Parenthood, is closing its doors in Fort Wayne. We believe Planned Parenthood’s closure is due to its dwindling customer base in Indiana and its unpopularity in the greater Fort Wayne community. Planned Parenthood’s accusation that intimidation by Right to Life led to this closure is simply untrue and smacks of an attempt by Planned Parenthood to turn its business woes into a fundraiser.”
According to Planned Parenthood’s own reports, unduplicated patient visits are down 46% over the last 10 years while total patient visits are down 67% over the same time period.
Later in its story WANE reported that the station
has also learned that Planned Parenthood had been looking for a new location because the lease was on a month to month basis. Administrators had been looking to find a different building but were not having luck given the controversial nature of Planned Parenthood.