Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest Merges with Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky
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In a long-awaited announcement, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and Hawaiian Islands (PPGNHI) made it official on April 2, 2021, that it has merged with Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK). The merger has been in the works since February 2019 and the CEO of PPGNHI had already begun running PPINK. The new organization is now officially known as Planned Parenthood Great Northwest, Hawai‘i, Alaska, Indiana, Kentucky (PPGNHAIK).

This merger follows a recent trend inside Planned Parenthood to create larger and larger affiliates. A few years back, Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas was formed and absorbed several local PP affiliates. This was followed by Planned Parenthood of the North Central States, which absorbed Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and now encompasses PP facilities in Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota. Last year, we had the merger of five separate PP affiliates in New York State to form Planned Parenthood of Greater New York. Now, we have PPGNHAIK that clearly covers the largest geographic area of any Planned Parenthood affiliate. In addition to Hawaii, Alaska, Indiana, and Kentucky, the affiliate will also run centers in parts of Idaho and Washington State.

When Planned Parenthood was at its zenith in 1995, with 938 clinics and plans to go to 2,000 clinics, it had a total of 158 affiliates across the country. At that time, it ran into an anti-Planned Parenthood juggernaut in the nation and began closing clinics and affiliates. With this merger, the number of Planned Parenthood affiliates is now down to 48.

As we pointed out in other articles in this newsletter, Planned Parenthood is an organization desperately trying to hold on. It is losing customers, losing physical locations, losing respect— especially among minority communities—and losing donors. It seems the only people who don’t understand the truth about Planned Parenthood are the politicians. These elected officials keep increasing government support for Planned Parenthood and are intent in throwing good money after bad.

It is time politicians face the facts—Planned Parenthood is the premier vestige of America’s racist past and needs to be defunded immediately.