Planned Parenthood Stops Abortions at Two Iowa Sites, Lays Off Staff

The pro-life movement in Iowa received a wonderful present today on the tragic 41st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortions. As Iowa Right to Life informed LifeNews today, the Planned Parenthood abortion business has quietly stopped doing abortions at two sites and is laying off staff. Iowa Right to Life has discovered that Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has quietly laid off all but one employee, the clinic manager, at their Creston and Red Oak, Iowa locations. In addition, Iowa’s largest abortion provider has halted surgical abortions at its Bettendorf and Sioux City abortion centers. IRTL tells LifeNews this is not the first time PPH has tried to keep closings and layoffs quiet. Last November, IRTL alerted the media that PPH was closing centers in Ankeny, Fort Dodge, Mount Pleasant and Washington, after hearing of massive layoffs at those locations on Veteran’s Day as well as cuts in key staff at PPH’s headquarters in Des Moines. IRTL also forced PPH to come clean in December, when it discovered the hours at the Creston and Red Oak centers were reduced to zero. Iowa Life to Right Executive Director, Jenifer Bowen, says PPH’s covert changes and layoffs should surprise no one. “Planned Parenthood does not want the public to know they are closing clinics,” said Bowen, “so they can continue to collect millions from donors and Iowa taxpayers, while providing zero services.” Planned Parenthood of the Heartland’s most recent Annual Report for Fiscal year ending in June 2013 shows the organization made a profit of $740,241 last year, before their Veterans Day layoffs. In addition: * PPH’s...