In so many words, Planned Parenthood blamed economics for the closure of its Augusta facility.

It used the words ?fiscally responsible decisions.?

Quite likely ? they simply weren?t making enough money at that location.

People had prayed in front of this business since it opened more than 35 years ago. During that time, there were also ten 40 Days for Life vigils.

?God has answered many prayers of the Augusta people by closing Augusta Planned Parenthood,? said one Georgia volunteer. Another noted that Planned Parenthood had ?long preyed on vulnerable women.?

Over the years, the facility had cut its operating hours. 40 Days for Life volunteers considered that a hopeful sign that Planned Parenthood would one day close. And now it has!

A news account of the closure explored the question of where women will receive medical care now that Planned Parenthood is gone. A representative of one medical center, which receives federal funding to help low-income patients, said it offers every service that Planned Parenthood did, except one ? abortion.

So the argument that poor women will suffer if there?s no Planned Parenthood just doesn?t hold up.




With 40 Days for Life, David wears many hats. Prior to joining the 40 Days for Life team, he was an award-winning radio and TV journalist. He has also served as a board member for a pregnancy help center and as publications director for a major national pro-life organization.