Breaking: Planned Parenthood in Delaware Closing
While Planned Parenthood has not made a formal announcement, reports from patients were confirmed with a phone call by Greater Columbus Right to Life that the Delaware, Ohio, office of Planned Parenthood is scheduled to close at the end of September/beginning of October. The Delaware office does not perform surgical abortions, but does refer patients for abortion to Planned Parenthood abortion facilities. Last year, 149 women living in Delaware had abortions.
It should be noted that while the Planned Parenthood in Delaware offers only a limited number of reproductive health care services and abortion referrals, and while the next closest Planned Parenthood office is located about a 45 minute car-drive away, women in Delaware have a number of places that they can go for pregnancy help and comprehensive medical care on a reduced or sliding scale. Pregnancy Resources of Delaware County (PRDC) is available to help pregnant or possibly pregnant women of all ages and incomes with confidential and caring help and friendship. There are also numerous medical clinics that offer comprehensive medical care within a 25 mile radius – the same distance as the next-closest Planned Parenthood. We recommend WWW.GetYourCare.Org as a resource for anyone to locate nearby medical, dental, and other services.
In the interim, we are inviting friends and neighbors to join us at the GCRTL/PRDC booth at the Delaware County Fair (Sept 16-23rd) at the Coliseum, north side. You are also invited to visit the St. Joan of Arc Memorial display of crosses from September 23rd until October 1st. The display of nearly 4000 crosses is a visual representation of the approximate number of abortions each day in the United States. Individuals and churches are also invited to join in the 40 Days for Life Campaign, from September 27th through November 5th. Nationally, 89 vigil sites for the 40 Days for Life campaign have closed. The campaign will be held at Founder’s abortion clinic, 1243 E Broad Street.
Note: The closure of Planned Parenthood was confirmed after reports from current patients and by a phone call placed to the scheduling office. That notwithstanding, it has not yet been announced or publicly affirmed by Planned Parenthood and is subject to change.