A third affiliate of the nation’s leading abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, is leaving the organization because of a demand that all local groups provide abortions starting no later than 2013.
“Planned Parenthood of South Central New York is the latest affiliate to become independent because it won’t comply with the rule,” Marjorie Dannenfesler, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, said in a statement today.
She cited an announcement from the affiliate itself.
“This mandate will no doubt result in an increase in revenue for Planned Parenthood as well as an increase in the more than 329,000 lives the abortion chain ends in one year. Does that sound like women’s health?”
Earlier, several affiliates of Planned Parenthood in Texas abandoned the national abortion leader.
The mandate was revealed in a series of reports, including one in The Daily Caller about two years ago.
The report said Planned Parenthood was standardizing all of its agencies, and that would include a requirement that every operation offer abortion services.
In fact, Lisa David, a senior vice president of health services support for Planned Parenthood, said then a new initiative would standardize services.
“From well-woman exams to lifesaving breast and cervical cancer screenings, more patients will now have access to the full range of Planned Parenthood services. To meet the needs of our patients, Planned Parenthood affiliates will now offer a unified set of core preventive services,” she said.
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