Actually, the truth about Planned Parenthood’s current operating space and expansion plans is as strange –and almost as true– as The Onion’s “fictional” take on it.
Since 2007, as CBN News reports, Planned Parenthood has been opening up more and more “supercenters” to offer abortions and all the trappings that come with abortion:
- In 2007 PP opened up a 22,000 square foot abortion clinic in Aurora, Illinois
- In 2008 PP opened up a 40,000 square foot abortion clinic in Denver, Colorado
- In 2009 PP opened up a 23,000 square foot abortion clinic in Sarasota, Florida
- In 2010, PP opened up a massive 78,000 square foot abortion clinic in Houston, Texas
That's not counting these huge Planned Parenthood clinics already in operation:
- A 18,000 square foot abortion clinic in Schenectady, New York
- A 10,000 square foot abortion clinic in Worcester, Massachusetts
- A 12,500 square foot abortion clinic in New Rochelle, New York
- A 10,000 square foot abortion clinic in Austin, Texas
- A 14,000 square foot abortion clinic in Santa Ana, California
- A 10,500 square foot abortion clinic in Yakima, WA
- A 10,000 square foot abortion clinic in Fresno, California.
On the other point that The Onion article makes, about all the "amenities" that Planned Parenthood provides its abortion "customers", that's not far off from the truth, either. This article in the Wall Street Journal noticed the trend back in 2008 (emphasis mine):
Flush with cash, Planned Parenthood affiliates nationwide are aggressively expanding their reach, seeking to woo more affluent patients with a network of suburban clinics and huge new health centers that project a decidedly upscale image … executives say they are "rebranding" their clinics to appeal to women of means — a move that opens new avenues for boosting revenue and, they hope, political clout.One of Planned Parenthood's biggest gimmicks, we know, is to offer low-cost (or often free) contraception to young people, only to make money off of their subsequent abortions.
[The new clinics] feature touches such as muted lighting, hardwood floors and airy waiting rooms in colors selected by marketing experts. . .
Planned Parenthood has also opened more than two dozen quick-service “express centers,” many in suburban shopping malls. Some sell jewelry, candles, books and T-shirts, along with contraception.
And did you notice the "Chapel" in The Onion floor plan above? Seattle, WA’s Planned Parenthood, for instance, had a full-time “chaplain” on staff.
Finally — and this is especially grim:
Yep, basically true too. But in the end, it’s the square feet thing that gets me the most about this Onion article.
After all, let’s not forget that –when it comes to feet– these are the only feet that really matter:
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