Planned Parenthood announces closure of two abortion facilities in southwest Ohio area

By Dave Andrusko

ABC News radio reported today that two Cincinnati locations–Springdale and Western Hills— are closing, with September 20 being their last day of “service”.

According to the story, “Kersha Deibel, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region, pointed to the spate of state-level regulations added in recent years as well as Planned Parenthood’s Title X withdrawal in an announcement about the latest closures.”

NRL News Today readers will recall that Planned Parenthood withdrew from the federal Title X family planning program rather than agree not to perform or promote abortion as a method of family planning and not to co-locate with abortion clinics (a “clear financial and physical separation” between family planning services and abortion services).

“Today’s announcement is more encouraging news that Ohio women are simply walking away from Planned Parenthood and securing real healthcare elsewhere,” said Stephanie Ranade Krider, vice president and executive director of Ohio Right to Life. “Planned Parenthood’s abrupt closure of these facilities comes right after their recent refusal to comply with Title X requirements, a move that revealed their number one priority: protect their abortion business at all costs. It’s obvious that Planned Parenthood needs women more than women need them.”

Krider concluded, “With other options outnumbering Planned Parenthood 17 to 1, Ohio’s healthcare community stands ready to support all women in the greater Cincinnati area.

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