By Cheryl Sullenger
Kansas City, MO – The Planned Parenthood office in Kansas City, Missouri, is set to regain its abortion facility license after hiring an abortionist to once again dish out abortion pills at the troubled midtown facility.
Planned Parenthood stopped selling abortion pills on March 29, when their former abortionist quit.
On August 10, its abortion facility license expired. Although Planned Parenthood tried to renew its license, officials with the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) refused to issue a new license since it could not guarantee that Planned Parenthood met all requirements without a physician onsite, according to a local news report.
On Tuesday, August 29, officials with the DHSS announced that it had accepted Planned Parenthood’s application plan that included the hiring of a new abortionist.
The Kansas City Planned Parenthood facility still has to pass a scheduled inspection in order to become officially licensed once again.
“We’ll see how long abortions stay in Kansas City, but I predict it will not be long. Planned Parenthood Great Plains, which operates the Kansas City abortion facility, has always struggled to keep abortionists employed, and that probably won’t change in the future,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “Again, I commend the hard-working pro-life activists and politicians in Missouri who have done such a great job enacting laws and regulations that protect innocent life from the brutality of abortion.”
The Kansas City facility was part of an attempt by Planned Parenthood to expand abortions into four communities in Missouri. That expansion never fully materialized, due to state regulations that clinics in Joplin and Springfield could not meet.
Abortions returned part-time to the Columbia Planned Parenthood office in October 2017, but there have been sometimes lengthy gaps in its ability to supply abortions there.
Meanwhile, in Kansas City, abortion numbers fell far below Planned Parenthood’s projections. Financial woes were exacerbated by its inability to conduct any abortions over the past five months. This represented a financial set-back for Planned Parenthood, which is already facing the prospect of losing Title X Federal grant money when the Protect Life Rule takes effect later this year.
“Planned Parenthood’s business model is based on the faulty notion that women want and need abortions, and will flock to their doors to get them,” said Newman. “The reality is that women are wising up as reflected in the steady decrease in the demand for abortions. This is a huge indicator that business of abortion is a failing one. Planned Parenthood just hasn’t caught on to that fact yet.”