Regions Hospital has announced that it is closing the GYN Special Services Clinic as of December 9. This clinic performed abortions within the Regions Hospital complex off of downtown Saint Paul.
Of course this is good news – one less facility to kill our babies is always good news.
There is another reason to rejoice. The ‘clinic’ was located in the same complex as one of the best medical facilities in the world for children with disabilities. Gilette Children’s Hospital is also located in the Regions Hospital complex. For more than 100 years they have been serving children with many different kinds of disabilities. We have used their clinics and have received excellent care.
How many children with disabilities – the kinds that are treated effectively by Gilette Children’s – were aborted over the years at Regions?
No longer after December 9, thanks be to God.
Planned Parenthood was asked their opinion of this closure:
Planned Parenthood is not troubled by Regions’ decision, said spokeswoman Jen Aulwes. “Regions notified us about this several months ago,” she said. “We are not concerned. Women will still have access to the full range of services as they need them.”
I thought that phrasing was strange – ‘not troubled.’ Isn’t that like asking McDonalds if they are troubled when a mom-and-pop burger joint goes out of business? Planned Parenthood will obviously get more referrals now. And their new ‘clinic’ off of University Avenue, conveniently located on the new light rail line and several major bus routes, will be ready for those referrals soon.
I assume the reporter was wondering if they were troubled that their own abortion business could be at risk of closing. I’m afraid they aren’t that worried about it at present.
Lord willing, someday they will be.