Planned Parenthood closings and openings
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Openings:

Planned Parenthood relocates to new building in Birmingham, Alabama. Planned Parenthood Southeast (PPSE) has completed the long-awaited move into a 10,000 square-foot building at 1019 First Ave N in Birmingham. Although it is expected that Planned Parenthood will eventually commit surgical and/or medical abortions at this site, it is not, yet, advertising the availability of them. 

Closings:

The Planned Parenthood West Hollywood surgical and medical abortion center, operated by Planned Parenthood Los Angeles (PPLA) and located at 825 N. San Vicente Boulevard has a “For Lease” sign on its building. Canyon News spoke to Planned Parenthood Los Angeles’ Vice President of Communications and Marketing, Jacki Schechner. Schechner confirmed that the West Hollywood center will be relocating later this year. The new location will also be in West Hollywood, but the exact location has not been specified. PPLA operates 19 facilities in the Los Angeles area—18 of which commit surgical and/or medical abortions.

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) announced the closure of its Elkhart, IN, center. Last day of operation will be July 17. According to Planned Parenthood, beginning Monday, July 20, customers will be referred to another existing Planned Parenthood facility 12 miles away—in Mishawaka. Neither the Elkhart nor the Mishawaka facilities commit surgical or medical abortions, but both distribute abortifacient birth control products. The closure will leave PPINK operating 15 facilities in Kentucky and Indiana—four of which commit surgical and/or medical abortions.  

 

At the current time, at least three dozen Planned Parenthood facilities across the United States are, at least temporarily, closed. The reasons for the closures vary, but most, in some way, are connected to the coronavirus pandemic. This leaves Planned Parenthood with 559 centers in operation. This is down from 938 facilities in 1995. It means that Planned Parenthood has closed 40 percent of its facilities over the last 25 years. These are, of course, fluctuating numbers as we wait to see which of the closed facilities reopen as the pandemic comes under control. The official 2020 report on Planned Parenthood facilities will be issued, as usual, at the beginning of 2021.