10/15/2009
Fruits of our labor: 18 Planned Parenthoods close their doors this year
Reports from the American Life League (ALL) and 40 Days for Life say that the Planned Parenthood in Kalispell, Montana will be closing its doors on November 20. Kalispell is the largest city and commercial center of Northwest Montana and the site of Kalispell's 40 Days for Life vigil this past spring 2009.

Planned Parenthood and its supporters in politics and the media would like us to think that we’re outnumbered, out funded, and that we should just accept that reality and give up.

Planned Parenthood is wrong. We’re here. We’re not going anywhere. And, with God’s help, we ARE making a difference.

According to ALL:

“PP cites a decline in patients as the reason for the closure. The Kalispell facility committed abortions on preborn babies of up to 21.6 weeks.

PP officials in Kirksville, Missouri, also cited declining patient numbers, in addition to lack of contributions, as reasons for the recent closure of PP’s Kirksville facility.

This closure follows on the heels of the closure or announced pending closure of 17 other PP facilities this year: PP of El Paso, Texas, seven facilities; PP of Indiana, five facilities; Rhode Island, one facility; Virginia, one facility; Washington, one facility; and Wisconsin, one facility.”

David Bereit, 40 Days for Life National Director writes on his blog:

“[Stacy James, a Montana Planned Parenthood executive] said nothing at all, however, about the 40 days of prayer, fasting and constant vigil in front of the Kalispell facility this spring.

Karen, the local 40 Days for Life coordinator in Kalispell, had no doubt as to why the clinic is shutting its doors forever. 'Our heartfelt pleas to God for an end to abortion here in Kalispell are being answered,' she said. 'Let us rejoice in our mighty God who has looked down upon His with such great favor.'

The Kalispell team is currently holding a 40 Days for Life campaign outside another local abortion facility, but the first thing they did upon hearing the news about the closure was to return to the soon- to-be-closing Planned Parenthood facility to thank the Lord for this amazing victory.”

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