Victory in Nebraska and Iowa
This article originally appeared in this issue of the WSR: 2015-09-02

In the midst of all the activity we’ve described in this WSR, God granted a major victory to those fighting Planned Parenthood in Nebraska and Iowa.

In April 2011, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland announced plans to open a total of 12 new centers in the two states—six in Nebraska and six in Iowa. Planned Parenthood even named the communities in each state where it intended to locate its new centers.

At the time, the organization was operating a total of 28 centers in the two states. Once Planned Parenthood made its plans public, American Life League worked with concerned citizens in both states to stop this expansion.

The folks in Nebraska formed Nebraskans Against Planned Parenthood. The group put together an active plan for each community and invited Jim Sedlak to speak in each targeted town. Local people became very active and had petitions signed in an effort to keep Planned Parenthood out of town. A similar effort was run in Iowa by Iowa Right to Life. 

Over the years, not only did Planned Parenthood not open the new centers, but it closed facilities in both states. 

Then, just last week, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland announced it is dropping its plans to open the new centers! Praise God!

The actual number of Planned Parenthood centers remaining in the two states is 16—12 less than it had four years ago. Thus, Planned Parenthood actually has 24 centers less in the two states than it announced it planned to have.

Congratulations to all who worked so hard to successfully stop the Planned Parenthood expansion in Nebraska and Iowa.