May 18, 2017
Four Planned Parenthood Clinics Close
IFL has just learned that Planned Parenthood of the Heartland announced earlier today that they will be closing four clinics.  The clinics set to close by June 30, 2017 are Sioux City, Keokuk, and Burlington.  The Bettendorf center will provide limited telemed abortion services after June 30, but will also eventually close.  Planned Parenthood has clinics in Urbandale, Ames, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Council Bluffs, Cedar Falls and two in Des Moines.  Planned Parenthood stated that the reason for the closures was due to the legislation passed this last session that stopped family planning funds from going to clinics that provided abortion.  Governor Branstad signed this bill last week.

"This is good news for families in the state of Iowa," stated IFL Director Maggie DeWitte.  "We worked hard this last session to educate legislators and the general public that there are many quality community health centers in Iowa that provide comprehensive healthcare to women and families across the state.  And they do so without without taking the life of precious human beings.  This is a victory for our state, and IFL is committed to continue working to see all abortion clinics closed in Iowa."
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