TCAPP efforts result in closing of three Planned Parenthood clinics
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Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and Hawaiian Islands has closed three of its medical centers in the state of Washington. Its Kent and Shelton locations closed as well as its First Hill Center at 1229 Madison Street in Seattle. All three centers committed surgical and/or pill abortions.

News reports of the closures say that Planned Parenthood is blaming “low reimbursement rates from the state Medicaid program” as the reason for the closures. Planned Parenthood told reporters that it is “hoping the Legislature will take action in the coming weeks to increase the state’s Medicaid reimbursement rates for family planning services.” If lawmakers do not do so, Planned Parenthood said as many as six of its other clinics across the state are at risk of closure. Planned Parenthood began 2021 with 33 centers in the state.

All three of these locations are “permanently closed” according to Planned Parenthood’s website. There is some indication that Planned Parenthood’s closure of the three centers may have been politically motivated. There is currently a struggle in the state legislature over family planning reimbursement rates. Governor Jay Inslee has proposed an increase but is meeting resistance. State Rep. Nicole Macri, D-Seattle, is working to ensure the Legislature includes the rate increase for family planning clinics in the state’s new two-year budget. She told reporters “the pattern in the Legislature is to adjust Medicaid rates only when there is some sort of crisis, such as a loss of providers that cuts access to certain services in broad areas of the state. She said the recent closures of the Planned Parenthood health centers show that money for family planning services has reached that kind of crisis point.” 

Although legislators are pointing to financial reasons, those in the pro-life movement in Washington, see God’s hand in this. Washington is the birthplace of The Church at Planned Parenthood (TCAPP).

 

As it states on its website, TCAPP “is NOT a protest. It’s a worship service at the gates of Hell. TCAPP is a gathering of Christians for the worship of God and the corporate prayer for repentance for this nation, repentance for the apathetic church and repentance of our blood guiltiness in this abortion holocaust.”

According to their Facebook page, the Covenant Church in Moses Lake, WA, is a staunch supporter of pro-life and is involved in TCAPP worship services outside various Planned Parenthood clinics.

According to Fiber One News, “After the news broke about the closure of the three Planned Parenthood clinics in Washington, the (Covenant Church) posted the following on its Facebook page:” 

“Planned Parenthood facilities in Kent, Shelton and First Hill in WASHINGTON State permanently shut their doors this winter, and six more in WASHINGTON could close very soon as well. You think maybe our Worship, Prayer, Giving and Preaching all over Washington at TCAPP services may have something to do with that? God does honor prayer of faith mixed with good works. I think TCAPP had a ton to do with this.”

STOPP is very familiar with The Church at Planned Parenthood and even had its founder, Pastor Ken Peters, as a guest on our Radio Maria Network weekly talk show – Pro-Life Activism from Creation to Death. To find out more about TCAPP, go to its website

Congratulations to all the pro-lifers in The Evergreen State.