By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
In a brazen attempt to circumvent state laws, abortion giant Planned Parenthood plans to open a “mobile” abortion center in southern Illinois “to expand its footprint near the state’s borders with Missouri and Kentucky,” Axios reports.
According to The Hill, Planned Parenthood hopes to attract customers from sections of the Midwest that have enacted laws to protect preborn babies and their mothers from the harm of abortion.
The move comes after the historic Dobbs U.S. Supreme Court decision in June, which overturned the tragic Roe v. Wade ruling. That fateful 1973 High Court decision had resulted in an estimated 63 million abortions in the U.S.
A trigger law in Missouri went into effect the day of Roe’s overturn, prompting Planned Parenthood to reportedly stop performing abortions in the state. Planned Parenthood now hopes to attract clients from the state by parking its abortion RV in Illinois.
The Hill reports that the abortion center on wheels will perform chemical abortions up to 11 weeks gestation. However, by early next year, the mobile abortion center could also be performing surgical abortions.
This latest development demonstrates the fact that Planned Parenthood is committed to increasing abortions by any means it deems necessary. The retrofitted RV also gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “back alley abortions.”
There was a time when backers of abortion claimed they wanted abortion to be “safe, legal, and rare.” Planned Parenthood was obviously never interested in making abortion ‘rare.’
But abortions are not “rare” nor “safe” for the preborn baby whose life is ended. Chemical abortions can lead to a range of complications, including hemorrhaging, which make them dangerous for the mother. And launching an “abortion on wheels” project is hardly evidence of making abortion rare.
For the sake of moms and babies, it is far better to make abortion unthinkable.