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Wisconsin Right to Life Applauds Closure of Four Planned Parenthood Clinics

Contact: Susan Armacost, Legislative Director, sarmacost@wrtl.org; Barbara L. Lyons, Executive Director, admin@wrtl.org; both with Wisconsin Right To Life, 877-855-5007

MILWAUKEE, Wis., Feb. 18, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ -- "Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is the state's largest abortion provider and, nationally, refers over 90% of the pregnant women it sees to abortion clinics," stated Barbara Lyons, Executive Director of Wisconsin Right to Life.  "The closure of four feeders to Planned Parenthood's three Wisconsin abortion clinics is excellent news."

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin performed 4,827 Wisconsin abortions in 2010 (62% of all abortions).  Its annual report for that year lists zero adoption referrals and zero prenatal care recipients.  The Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and its affiliates received over $542 million in state and federal taxpayer dollars in 2011.  In addition, PPFA has mandated that all of its affiliates perform abortions by 2013.

"It is far past time for Wisconsin citizens to recognize that Planned Parenthood, through its local clinics, refers the overwhelming majority of pregnant women it sees to abortion clinics, most probably one of its own abortion clinics, where a fee is extracted from the women.  It is a good outcome for women and children that the four abortion clinic feeders are closing."