Planned Parenthood Experience: PP opens 25th Mega-Abortion Center
This article originally appeared in this issue of the WSR: 2017-05-03

At the end of the last decade, Planned Parenthood had embarked on an effort to open what we call mega-abortion centers. We define a MAC as a facility of at least 10,000 square feet in which medical or surgical abortions are committed.

At the time, the aim of Planned Parenthood was to close small, outdated facilities and have customers go to these new MACs to conduct their business with PP. As the chart below shows, PP opened these centers at an incredible rate between 2009 and 2011. By then, it was becoming obvious to PP that the MACs were not achieving the desired goal. Its customer numbers were dropping and its abortion numbers were stagnant.

Last year, Planned Parenthood embarked on a new strategy of beautifying and updating its facilities. It calls this effort the Planned Parenthood Experience. The purpose of this effort is to make these facilities more appealing, stop its overturn of employees, and, hopefully, entice some of its former customers to return.

Many of these new facilities are less than 10,000 square feet, but a few surpass that size and qualify as true MACs. The first of these was the 14,400 sq. ft. facility in Long Island City, Queens, New York.

Last month, Planned Parenthood opened a new abortion facility in Providence, RI, and its size (12,000 sq. ft.) qualifies it as the 25th PP MAC in the country. Presented below is STOPP’s list of the 25 MACs, along with their size and the year they opened. We will keep you posted as Planned Parenthood continues its desperate campaign to draw new customers into its facilities and increase its abortion business.

These 25 PP abortion centers are at least 10,000 square feet (updated 4/25/17)

Austin, Texas 10,500 sq ft 2004
Aurora, Illinois                22,000 sq ft    2007
Schenectady, New York      18,000 sq ft    2007
Denver, Colorado              52,000 sq ft 2008
Sarasota, Florida 23,000 sq ft 2009
Santa Ana, California 14,000 sq ft 2009
Kalamazoo, Michigan 12,000 sq ft 2009
Fayetteville, North Carolina 11,000 sq ft 2009
Portland, Oregon 42,000 sq ft 2010
Houston, Texas 78,000 sq ft 2010
Virginia Beach, Virginia 13,000 sq ft 2010
Memphis, Tennessee 30,000 sq ft 2010
Albany, New York 18,000 sq ft 2010
Colorado Springs, Colorado 11,500 sq ft 2010
Worcester, Massachusetts 11,000 sq ft 2011
St. Paul, Minnesota 46,000 sq ft 2011
Omaha, Nebraska 27,200 sq ft 2011
Lincoln, Nebraska 18,000 sq ft 2012
Springfield, Oregon 19,000 sq ft 2012
Fort Worth, Texas 19,000 sq ft 2013
Dallas, Texas 17,000 sq ft 2014 
San Antonio, Texas 22,000 sq ft 2015 
Long Island City, New York 14,400 sq ft 2015 
Washington, DC 24,600 sq ft 2016
Providence, Rhode Island 12,000 Sq Ft 2017