Here’s How Many Planned Parenthood Clinics Closed In 2017

Grace Carr | Reporter

Planned Parenthood now operates less than 600 abortion clinics in the U.S. after 32 clinics closed in 2017, according to a report published Thursday.

Planned Parenthood operates 597 facilities in the country as of Dec. 1, compared to 700 facilities it operated in 1973, according to LifeNews. The abortion giant opened five new clinics in 2017, however, it closed 32.

The organization ran 938 clinics in 1995 when Planned Parenthood was at its peak operational level, according to an American Life Leagues (ALL) Report about Planned Parenthood released Thursday. Planned Parenthood has closed 36 percent of their clinics since 1995.

Planned Parenthood has 356 facilities that commit surgical or medical abortions, 166 facilities that do surgical abortions, and 190 facilities that do medical abortions but not surgical. All 597 Planned Parenthood facilities, however, distribute abortion inducing drugs.

Annual reports from 2006 through 2015 show that Planned Parenthood closed 24.9 percent of its facilities and saw its customer base drop by 23.6 percent during that 10-year stretch. North Dakota and Wyoming also have zero Planned Parenthood medical facilities.

Ten states account for 60 percent of all Planned Parenthood facilities in America: California, New York, Washington, Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Florida, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

Planned Parenthood operates 48.8 percent of all surgical and medical abortion facilities in the United States, according to ALL’s report.

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