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Champions for life applaud closure of the Warminster, PA abortion center

by | May 9, 2024

By Maria V. Gallagher, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation

An abortion center in the Philadelphia suburbs is shutting its doors next month—an unexpected but welcomed development in the on-going campaign to protect innocent human life in Pennsylvania.

Planned Parenthood in Warminster, PA plans to cease operations on June 28th, according to a notice posted on the Planned Parenthood Keystone website.

The closure would mean that 17 abortion facilities remain in the Keystone State, with Philadelphia remaining the abortion capital of the Commonwealth because of the large number of abortions performed there.

Pregnancy care centers, which provide life-affirming options to pregnant women in difficult circumstances, continue to outpace abortion facilities in Pennsylvania. Their caring, compassionate approach continues to appeal to women who are struggling, often from pressure from family members and others to abort.

Abortion facilities in Pennsylvania are subject to a law which requires them to meet basic health and safety standards. Since the law went into effect more than a decade ago, a number of abortion centers have closed their doors because they either could not or would not follow these common sense regulations.

The law grew out of the tragic Kermit Gosnell episode, where hundreds of newborn babies and two women died in Gosnell’s “House of Horrors” abortion facility in West Philadelphia. Gosnell is currently serving three consecutive life terms for the murder of three babies. He was also convicted of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of female immigrant patient Karnamaya Mongar. Prosecutors could only bring charges in a handful of cases because Gosnell destroyed so many records.

Meanwhile, champions for life are applauding the closure of the Warminster abortion center, which brings to an end a sad chapter in the history of Bucks County, PA.

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