Planned Parenthood hasn’t been having the greatest of holiday seasons this year… and many people are celebrating this fact.
It has been revealed one of their facilities in Iowa are closing their doors this Friday due to a defunding vote which took place in a state legislature vote.
The state governor, Kim Reynolds, put her name behind the legislation stating “Well, I am pro-life, and I am pro-family,” and equated abortion to “murder.” Reynolds has already signed the legislation into law.
Earlier this year the PPHeartland sent a public notice that the Quad Cities center, due to lack of funding, would stop handing out contraceptives. They made it a point to clarify they would still be profiting off of abortion services.
Now, this week the organization had to announce this facility is turning off the lights forever.
“After nearly two decades [of doing abortions] in the Quad Cities, on Friday, December 29, 2017, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland (PPHeartland) will officially close their Bettendorf location, a move directly resulting from defunding by extreme Iowa lawmakers.”
According to Planned Parenthood this piece of legislation — which allowed taxpayers to decide if they wanted to stop funding abortion — is “anti-woman”.
“Gov. Kim Reynolds and anti-woman lawmakers forced us to make some extremely difficult changes this year in order to continue providing care for as many patients as possible,” said Suzanna de Baca, the PPHeartland president and CEO. “It is as devastating today as it was last spring to announce that we are no longer able to serve our patients in Bettendorf.”
Via Daily Wire: According to Life News, Planned Parenthood received $2.7 million in tax dollars per year through taxes and grants from the state of Iowa. With these new state laws, the funding will go to community health care facilities and other organizations that do not perform abortions.
Reynolds is Iowa’s first female governor. Planned Parenthood protested her and Senator Joni Ernst’s induction into the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women’s Hall of Fame simply because the two lawmakers are pro-life.