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Victory: Two Massachusetts Planned Parenthoods close

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MILFORD, Massachusetts, January 10, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Two Planned Parenthood facilities closed in Massachusetts last month for "strategic" reasons.

In a news release, Planned Parenthood implied that its facilities in Somerville and Milford closed because there is a greater demand for abortion elsewhere.

"Other communities show persisting needs for greater family planning services," CEO Jennifer Childs-Roshak said. Abortion is the top "family planning" service provided by Planned Parenthood; 94 percent of their pregnancy-related services are abortion.

"The Mildford Health Center has permanently closed," a sign on the facility's door said. The Milford Daily News published a photo of the sign. According to The Mildford Daily News, Planned Parenthood wasn't committing abortions at the Milford location, just referring for them.

The decision to close to Milford facility will "create a more efficient, sustainable model for the long term," Childs-Roshak said, and it "provides an opportunity for us to explore potential new services and improve patient access."

Faced with an onslaught of pro-life laws over the past few years, Planned Parenthood has moved toward a business model of fewer but larger and "sustainable" abortion centers.

"The whole point of PP's current business plan is to have satellite 'clinics' feed into mega clinics which specialize in abortion (in this case Worcester and Boston)," Massachusetts Citizens for Life posted on Facebook, noting that the Somerville and Milford facilities were "feeder clinics." The state pro-life group said it's "great news" that these two facilities are closing.

A Planned Parenthood spokeswoman told The Milford Daily News that 30 percent of Planned Parenthood's 30,000 yearly patients in Massachusetts use Medicaid. This means Planned Parenthood could lose a significant amount of business should Congress reallocate the government money  Planned Parenthood receives to other women's healthcare centers that don't commit abortions. 

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