by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat
- A 2008 Planned Parenthood services fact sheet (they still haven’t released their 2008-09 report) shows that the number of abortions performed at PP affiliates that year was 324,008. That’s almost 1/3 of a million. This is a substantial increase over the 305,310 abortions they performed in 2007.
- A MO Planned Parenthood has temporarily stopped performing abortions, apparently due to scheduling issues with their abortionist:
“It’s not that we are no longer providing abortions in Columbia,” said Peter Brownlie, president and CEO of PP of KS and Mid-MO. “We utilize physicians as they are available, and we happen to be at a point that the physicians in Columbia aren’t currently available due to scheduling issues.”
The temporary halt of abortion services in Columbia leaves St. Louis as the only city in MO where an abortion can be legally obtained. Brownlie acknowledged that that would inconvenience some women….
“We’re working with the doctors, and I’m hopeful we will (provide abortions) by the end of the month, if not sooner,” Brownlie said.