FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Amy Gehrke, Executive Director
312-422-9300 OR 414-248-0522
ILLINOIS RIGHT TO LIFE RESPONSE TO ANNOUNCEMENT OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD MOBILE ABORTION CLINIC
Oct 4, 2022 – Chicago
The following statement may be attributed to Amy Gehrke, Executive Director of Illinois Right to Life:
Planned Parenthood’s announcement of a mobile abortion unit that will travel the southern portion of Illinois is further proof that the abortion industry will stop at nothing to expand the killing of preborn children at the expense of women’s health and safety.
Initially, the mobile clinic will offer chemical abortions. Rather than being the simple solution abortion advocates claim, chemical abortions often lead to massive bleeding and pain.. Women may also have to dispose of their child’s developing body. Finally, chemical abortions have an alarmingly high complication rate, four times that of surgical abortion.
Planned Parenthood also announced that they plan to use the mobile unit for surgical abortions in the coming months.Not surprisingly, Planned Parenthood officials refused to discuss safety measures with reporters.
Illinois Right to Life knows that over 60 percent of women who have abortions feel coerced in some way into an abortion procedure they do not want. We are dedicated to ensuring that women have the resources they need to choose life as well as educating the public about the abortion extremism that exists in Illinois.
Illinois Right to Life is the state’s oldest and largest pro-life organization. We seek to protect those threatened by abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia through education and direct aid..