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Illinois opens nationwide call center, seeks to be magnet for pregnant women from out of state

by | Jan 24, 2022

By Dave Andrusko

Mothers and unborn babies in Missouri are being targeted for abortions by a new call center located in the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Fairview Heights, Illinois, right near the border of the state, not far from St. Louis.

Missouri has only one abortion facility. Illinois essentially allows for abortion on demand paid for by the public. Just recently Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a law repealing its parental notification law which has been under siege for 27 years.

Pritzker took part in ceremonies during a virtual press conference last Friday.

“The services that it provides represent an important new frontier to secure abortion rights,” Pritzker said. “We’re incredibly proud that it’s here in Illinois. As governor, I will fight to make sure Illinois is a refuge for reproductive rights today, tomorrow and always.”

According to St. Louis Public Radio

The call center in Planned Parenthood’s Fairview Heights clinic will help with travel logistics and connect patients with resources, like money, and other support organizations in all 50 states, said Yamelsie Rodríguez, president of Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region.

“[It’s] a case management center that helps solve the growing layers of logistical barriers patients face when seeking an abortion,” she said. “This is a new navigation tool in response to a growing demand.”

It will be operated by Planned Parenthood and the Hope Clinic for Women, which is located in Granite City.

“It seems highly unlikely that the call center will offer support to mothers who want to choose life for their unborn babies and are lacking the financial and/or family support to do so,” said Micaiah Bilger. “Abortion, not actually helping women, is the goal.”

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