This just in from Sheila Reila, Director of Life Choices Women's Center...
A note sent to her donors about recent Planned Parenthood Clinic closures in the Valley. This one hits close to home, since the undercover work that helped cultivate this information was done by friends of mine with very good acting abilities.
Thank you for your generous support. You make hope and faith possible for others by sharing your blessings. It is this faith and hope that allows a woman considering abortion to choose life for her unborn child. We would not be able to serve our clients without financial support. We remember you in our daily prayers.
I want to share some good news with you. The largest abortion provider in Arizona, Planned Parenthood, has had some setbacks in the last few years. In 2009, they consolidated four Phoenix area offices into one, the Eugie (Glendale) location. This year, a law went into effect that prohibits a Nurse Practitioner (NP) from performing the chemical abortion procedure (RU486). This resulted in 7 out of the 10 Arizona Planned Parenthood offices' ceasing to do abortions, further consolidating the abortion practice.
Another result of this law was a decrease in NP hours since they can no longer provide the highly profitable chemical abortion. We learned that the Planned Parenthood on Thunderbird, the closest to our 7th Street location, is now only providing NP services 10 hours per week compared to our 17 hours each week. In addition, we have a Registered Nurse offering ultrasounds and counseling an additional 7- 14 hours each week and are open 46 hours per week compared to Thunderbird Planned Parenthood's 27 hours each week. This means that women are more than twice as likely to find health care services in this area of Phoenix at a pro-life clinic then at an abortion referral location! Our reaction to this was to increase our NP hours in our West office to ensure that this will also be true in another area of Phoenix.
Please know we work very hard everyday to make sure your donation helps as many mothers and babies as possible. Clearly, the Hand of God is the most important factor in these amazing developments. Your gifts have also helped us be positioned to take advantage of these developments.