Missouri Planned Parenthood Facility to Close

By Patrick B. Craine

KIRKSVILLE, Missouri, September 23, 2009 ( - American Life League's Stop Planned Parenthood Project (STOPP) is celebrating the closure of another Planned Parenthood (PP) facility, this time in Kirksville, Missouri.

Tri-Rivers Planned Parenthood has announced that it will be closing its facility, which has stood for 38 years, as of November 14, 2009.  They cite fewer clients and a lack of donations as reasons for the closure.

"According to our records this marks the 14th Planned Parenthood clinic to either close or announce its closing in 2009," stated STOPP national director Rita Diller in a press release Wednesday.  Pointing to the lack of donations and clients, she said, "It just goes to prove that when people find out the truth about Planned Parenthood, they stop contributing and quit going."

American Life League reported in March that the number of PP facilities in the United States had dropped from 855 in 2007 to 844 in 2008.  The number of local affiliates had dropped from 108 to 99.  At the same time, PP is increasing its facilities that offer medical abortions, through the use of drugs such as Mifepristone (RU-486) and Methotrexate.  These were up to 121 in 2008 from 108 in 2007.

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