First the bad news.
You may recall that in 2017, Planned Parenthood closed their surgical abortion center in Sioux City.
Unfortunately, In recent weeks, that abortion site has re-opened! While not currently offering surgical abortions, they are selling webcam abortions. (Learn more about webcam abortion.) Right now this center is only open on Wednesdays.
One bright spot in this terrible news? Pro-Life advocates wasted no time mobilizing on the sidewalk outside this center. Offering women hope, they will remain outside praying until the abortion center closes for good.
Of the 21 Planned Parenthoods closing in Iowa since 2010, this is the only one that has re-opened. We will update you if anything changes. There are now nine abortion centers in Iowa.
Now the GOOD news!
A few years ago we reported to you that Iowa abortion rates have been plummeting over the past decade!
Digging into the 2018 abortion numbers, the most recently published statistics, we found this newsworthy trend continues. In 2017 there were 3,269 reported abortions. 2,848 abortions took place in 2018. (2019 rates will be released later this year.)
One abortion is too many, yet as you can see, abortion rates continue their decline.
Keep doing what you’re doing as you stand for LIFE…it’s working. Lives are being saved!
CEO, Life Right Action