Thursday, December 22, 2011

Planned Parenthood begins performing abortions at new St. Paul mega-center

Planned Parenthood's new Minnesota headquarters has now officially opened. Located on Vandalia Street (near University Avenue) in St. Paul's Midway neighborhood, the $16 million, three-story, 46,000-square-foot facility is the largest abortion center in the state and the third largest in the nation.

Thousands of abortions will be performed there every year.

Planned Parenthood's new abortion center
Planned Parenthood has also announced that it will expand the hours at its Uptown (Minneapolis) clinic, which does not perform abortions but refers women to the St. Paul center. The change in hours "allows us to serve even more men, women and teens in the area," says Sarah Stoesz, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota.

Earlier this year Planned Parenthood began offering "webcam" RU486 abortions at its Rochester, Minnesota, clinic -- a particularly dangerous method of abortion for pregnant women, but one that is sure to increase Planned Parenthood's abortion total and revenue. (MCCL's just-updated brochure on RU486 webcam abortions is now available online; to order copies, contact us by email or call 612.825.6831.)

Planned Parenthood in Minnesota increases its abortion numbers to record highs virtually every year, even as the total number of abortions in Minnesota has slowly declined.