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Planned Parenthood Laying off in Iowa, Closing Clinics in Secret
Iowa Right to Life News ^ | January 22, 2014 | Jenifer Bowen

Posted on 01/22/2014 10:03:14 AM PST by MockTurtle

Quietly abandons surgical abortions in Bettendorf and Sioux City

DES MOINES--January 22, 2014--Iowa Right to Life has discovered that Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has quietly laid off all but one employee (a center manager) at their Creston and Red Oak, Iowa locations. In addition, Iowa's largest abortion provider has halted surgical abortions at its Bettendorf and Sioux City abortion centers.

This is not the first time PPH has tried to keep closings and layoffs quiet.

Last November, IRTL alerted the media that PPH was closing centers in Ankeny, Fort Dodge, Mount Pleasant and Washington, after hearing of massive layoffs at those locations on Veteran's Day (11/11/13), as well as cuts in key staff at PPH's headquarters in Des Moines. IRTL also forced PPH to come clean in December, when it discovered the hours at the Creston and Red Oak centers were reduced to zero.

Iowa Life to Right Executive Director, Jenifer Bowen, says PPH's covert changes and layoffs should surprise no one. "Planned Parenthood does not want the public to know they are closing clinics," said Bowen, "so they can continue to collect millions from donors and Iowa taxpayers, while providing zero services."

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland's most recent Annual Report for Fiscal year ending in June 2013 shows the organization made a profit of $740,241 last year, before their Veterans Day layoffs. In addition:

* PPH's Taxpayer-funded Grants were up to $3,303,171 in 2013 from $2,673,281 in 2012.

* PPH's Investments Income jumped to $969,721 in 2013 from $264,068 in 2012.

* PPH's Patient Services Revenue leaped to $17,219,377 in 2013 from $13,890,520 in 2012 (PPH talks about serving the poor, while collecting millions from patients.)

* PPH's Public Donations jumped to $10,784,476 in 2013 from $6,974,442 in 2012.

* PPH also received $214,427 from the Department of Health and Human Services in August 2013 to hire and train Navigators to sign people up for Obamacare.

PPH sent out an email soliciting donations on 1/8/14 with no mention of the layoffs in Creston and Red Oak or that they were abandoning surgical abortions in Bettendorf and Sioux City. Both Bettendorf and Sioux City still perform the more dangerous medication abortions, which are...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: abortion; abortuary; plannedparenthood; praisereport; prolife
The people at the top of Planned Parenthood are getting rich, while fleecing the poor. They should not have any taxpayer funded grant money.
1 posted on 01/22/2014 10:03:15 AM PST by MockTurtle
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To: MockTurtle

Good news.


2 posted on 01/22/2014 10:03:44 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: MockTurtle

I heard a “nurse practitioner” on TV the other day debating someone on how PP does ‘cancer screaning’ and other ‘womens reproductive health’ issues and someone in the auidience screamed “you do no such thing~! you do BABY KILLING and that’s all!”

The audience applauded and she shut up


3 posted on 01/22/2014 10:05:43 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: MockTurtle
One of their closed clinics is on the road to where my mother lives. In their heyday, they attracted more protesters than customers.

They are tax sucking lowlifes in the progressive mold, trafficking and profiting on the misery of others.

4 posted on 01/22/2014 10:06:23 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: MockTurtle
A couple of years ago GOP Governors stepped up their efforts to close down PP by denying them funds.

Shortly after that Obama started the "War on Women". No coincidence.

5 posted on 01/22/2014 10:08:03 AM PST by what's up
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To: what's up

I think alot of Republican politicians have abandoned that goal. They don’t realize how much Planned Parenthood money to defeat them.


6 posted on 01/22/2014 10:14:13 AM PST by MockTurtle
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To: what's up

The federal government gives them hundreds of millions per year


7 posted on 01/22/2014 10:15:42 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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8 posted on 01/22/2014 10:16:28 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: dfwgator
Yes, all good news. I buried a miraculous medal in the snow before the Bettendorf Clinic was built. I think I had it blessed. That was a lot of years ago now.

If there is any credit due, it is to God, Our Lady, of course, and the hundreds of people who stood in all weather praying outside, usually the rosary. I wasn't one of those.

There was a pro family clinic built across the street. They did a lot of reaching out to people seeking to end their pregnancies by abortion. We had two terminations of pregnancies in December, healthy baby boys ;-) My great grandchildren.

9 posted on 01/22/2014 10:16:32 AM PST by Aliska
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To: GeronL
Yes, but sentiment at the state level is changing. Thus, the closings. And, thus, Sebellius and Obama's desperation in efforts like the "War on Women" and the abortion mandate.
10 posted on 01/22/2014 10:21:42 AM PST by what's up
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To: MockTurtle

If they can’t find a doctor willing to do the abortions, they have to close.
Doctors used to justify abortions by saying they were providing a service to women, much like plantation owners were providing a service to their slaves. But when the lights came on, they had to see what they were really doing. They were making money by killing kids.
I also understand that it is harder to find nurses. Even pro-choice nurses don’t like to work there because they have to see what is happening.


11 posted on 01/22/2014 10:22:27 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: MockTurtle

Is Secret a city in Iowa?


12 posted on 01/22/2014 10:24:31 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: MockTurtle

Aren’t they supposed to be a non-profit organization?


13 posted on 01/22/2014 10:26:16 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Aliska

There’s a story in the Iowa Right to Life News January edition that showed how pro-life clinics are making a big difference in Iowa. There are actual numbers to show how abortions have gone down after certain clinics opened. Here is an excerpt:

Informed Choices in Iowa City opened April 2009. Before
2009, annual abortion totals in the ITOP Region (ITOP = Iowa Termination of Pregnancy Report) that included Iowa City, never fell below 500. After Informed
Choices opened, the 2009 total was 409. In 2010, it
dropped to 376 and in 2011, the number fell to 354.

Mary’s Choice opened in Sioux City in early 2011. In the
three years prior to the pregnancy center opening, 2008,
2009 and 2010, the abortion numbers were 200, 176 and
167. In 2011, with Mary’s Choice in the market, abortions
were down to 129.


14 posted on 01/22/2014 10:32:27 AM PST by MockTurtle
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To: WayneS

Touche!


15 posted on 01/22/2014 10:33:27 AM PST by MockTurtle
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To: AppyPappy

Planned Parenthood in Iowa is set up to distribute medication abortion pills by webcam in most of their clinics. The woman is never examined by the doctor in person. They talk to the doctor by webcam. So they only need one doctor to cover the state.


16 posted on 01/22/2014 10:36:56 AM PST by MockTurtle
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To: MockTurtle

Thank you for that. That is substantial progress. Kudos to those groups. It takes special kinds of people to put their thoughts, words and prayers into [legal] action.


17 posted on 01/22/2014 10:41:20 AM PST by Aliska
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To: WayneS

yes, its the sister city to Hell, Michigan.....


18 posted on 01/22/2014 10:53:22 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey
yes, its the sister city to Hell, Michigan.....

I've never been to Hell.
19 posted on 01/22/2014 11:11:29 AM PST by MockTurtle
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To: what's up
Obama's statement on the Roe anniversary today: Women need abortion to "fulfill their dreams."

Today, as we reflect on the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, we recommit ourselves to the decision’s guiding principle: that every woman should be able to make her own choices about her body and her health. We reaffirm our steadfast commitment to protecting a woman’s access to safe, affordable health care and her constitutional right to privacy, including the right to reproductive freedom. And we resolve to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies, support maternal and child health, and continue to build safe and healthy communities for all our children. Because this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams.
20 posted on 01/22/2014 11:14:42 AM PST by MockTurtle
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To: MockTurtle

I’ve been close a couple of times...

ive been told it would be a cold day there if the local planned parenthood shutdown


21 posted on 01/22/2014 11:15:07 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MockTurtle

Thank you, Lord!


22 posted on 01/22/2014 11:26:49 AM PST by CincyRichieRich (Living in a surreal world where wrong is now right and right is wrong.)
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To: Aliska
"We had two terminations of pregnancies in December, healthy baby boys ;-) My great grandchildren. "

I admit I had to blink once before I got that. Congrats!

I remember once in a debate, I agreed that pregnancies could be terminated safely when necessary, and pointed out that all that's necessary is to wait 9 months and they self-terminate.

All out, nobody hurt!

One wouldn't want pregnancy to be interminable!

23 posted on 01/22/2014 11:33:08 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("In Him we live, and move, and have our being.. for we are also His children." Acts 17:28)
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To: WayneS
Read ex-Planned Parenthood clinic manager Abby Johnson's book, "UnPlanned".

More on "Unplanned" (LINK)

They make it clear to their employees that "Non-profit is a tax category, not a business model."

In other words, they make HUGE AMOUNTS of money, tax-free, pay GIGUNDO salaries to their top vultures, expand aggressively into new communities, even try to drive their abortion competitors out of business, they get HUGE access to public funding at the county, state, and federal level, they hit the foundations and the Fortune 500 big time for donations, AND they still charge poor people for all kinds of services. Don't be thinking it's free!

They are everything you expect from Sangerian Satanists.

24 posted on 01/22/2014 11:53:14 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Quantus tremor est futurus,Quando iudex est venturus,Cuncta stricte discussurus!)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Great post on Abby Johnson’s “unPlanned.” I thought I knew Planned Parenthood, but that book was an eye-opener for me.


25 posted on 01/22/2014 12:11:16 PM PST by MockTurtle
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To: dfwgator

Death Factories closing down is never a bad thing...


26 posted on 01/22/2014 12:15:57 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
One has to have his hip checked. Otherwise very healthy and gaining. His mom is so sweet. The other one, grandson is in the Navy, their second child and I don't get to see them very often. But lots of photos flying around.

I guess we wanted to be provacative. No, one would not want to be pregnant interminably and I don't think baby would like it either.

27 posted on 01/22/2014 12:16:00 PM PST by Aliska
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To: MockTurtle

I guess babies don’t get the same opportunities to fulfill their dreams as their mothers do


28 posted on 01/23/2014 5:09:59 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: MockTurtle
Sometimes it even freezes.


29 posted on 01/23/2014 6:15:52 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: MockTurtle

where does an unemployed abortionist go?


30 posted on 01/23/2014 9:38:20 AM PST by MNDude
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To: MNDude
where does an unemployed abortionist go?

See Post #29
31 posted on 01/23/2014 10:10:11 AM PST by MockTurtle
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To: MockTurtle

Tar, feathers, rail!


32 posted on 01/23/2014 7:07:04 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: AppyPappy
If they can’t find a doctor willing to do the abortions, they have to close.

Doctors used to justify abortions by saying they were providing a service to women, much like plantation owners were providing a service to their slaves. But when the lights came on, they had to see what they were really doing. They were making money by killing kids.

I also understand that it is harder to find nurses. Even pro-choice nurses don’t like to work there because they have to see what is happening.

I found a website a while back where abortion industry workers (trained as physicians and nurses, but working as abortionists) described their thoughts and feelings on abortion.

Many of them expressed utter contempt for their clients. Many seemed to have a high degree of self-loathing--justifying their choice to do abortions by saying things like, "Well, if I don't do this, someone else will." Some seemed to loathe the abortion clients for putting them in the position of having to do abortions. Despite all of those negative attitudes towards abortion, they were very high pressure about selling the abortion "service" to their clients. The level of cognitive dissonance I found on that site was so extreme that I think it must cause physical ruptures in their brains.

One bright spot on that website was a young physician's description of how he interned at an abortuary. He described how the abortionist demonstrated abortion procedures, then had him do an abortion on a client. He said that he felt something like an electric shock at the moment the fetus died, that jolted him to the core of his being. He ended the internship right then. I wonder how many times a similar experience happens to young rabidly "pro-choice" physicians-in-training, when they personally witness that "choice"?

33 posted on 01/25/2014 5:58:56 AM PST by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: MockTurtle
Mary’s Choice opened in Sioux City in early 2011. In the three years prior to the pregnancy center opening, 2008, 2009 and 2010, the abortion numbers were 200, 176 and 167. In 2011, with Mary’s Choice in the market, abortions were down to 129.

No wonder the abortion advocates spend so much time and energy denouncing these "anti-choice" pregnancy centers. Every woman who chooses to be responsible and not get pregnant, or who carries a child to term, is a threat to their whole narrative that women can't avoid pregnancy and hate having babies.

34 posted on 01/25/2014 6:02:24 AM PST by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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