Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri announced that they were nearing completion of a new 18,000-square foot facility in Illinois.
The Planned Parenthood chapter released a statement on Wednesday noting that the new clinic is scheduled to begin offering services by mid-October.
“We are thrilled to be able to better serve our patients through this new center, both in Southern Illinois and around the region,” said Yamelsie Rodriguez, president and CEO of the Planned Parenthood chapter, in a statement.
“Close to 5,000 people sought care at our Fairview Heights health center last year alone, and this new center will allow us to serve even more.”
The new facility is expected to replace an older health center and will offer both surgical abortions and medication-induced abortions, as well as other family planning services.
Illinois Right to Life Executive Director Mary Kate Knorr denounced the creation of what she called a “mega-facility” aimed at filling “the gaping hole they’re seeing in their bottom line.”
“The increase in pro-life laws across the country coupled with President Trump’s Protect Life Rule has undoubtedly had a devastating impact on Planned Parenthood’s abortion revenue,” said Knorr in a statement posted to Facebook on Wednesday.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski