Oceanside, CA — The Planned Parenthood abortion office in Oceanside, California, has closed as of June 16 due to pressure from local pro-lifers. Howard Putnam led a group of men to picket outside the office each Monday. The group had been informed earlier by another business owner nearby that Planned Parenthood was losing their lease because of the problems the abortion clinic had brought to the area.
Although the Oceanside Planned Parenthood did not offer surgical abortions, it did offer medical abortions, (the abortion pill known as RU 486), and emergency contraception, which is an abortafacient.
Putnam and his group began to focus on the Oceanside office after Planned Parenthood’s late-term abortion mill in Encinitas closed in 2003 for the same reason. He plans to move his group to the new Planned Parenthood office that has just opened in Carlsbad. All three locations are in North San Diego County.