Nashville’s Planned Parenthood clinic plans to start killing babies again in February, Nashville Public Radio (WPLN) says.
The Nashville clinic, which was possibly the last abortion facility in Nashville, stopped offering abortions in December, pro-life website Live Action said last month.
But now, WPLN says, the clinic will start aborting babies in February. Chief Medical Officer Sarah Wallett of Planned Parenthood of Tennessee told WPLN the suspension was due to a merger between the Nashville/East Tennessee and Memphis offices. The merger was meant to save money but led to “hiccups” such as staffing issues – about 40 percent of the workers are new needed training to help carry out abortions.
When the Nashville Planned Parenthood clinic’s abortions stopped in December, Brian Harris, president of Tennessee Right to Life, said, “With the suspension of abortion services in our state’s largest city, Tennessee Right to Life is grateful for a Christmas miracle.”
Harris said his organization was receiving a spike ion calls from women seeking abortion appointments, and he cited efforts to provide referrals to agencies and resources to help abortion-vulnerable women and girls.
When Planned Parenthood closed in December, that brought the number of known abortion sites in Tennessee down to six, Live Action said. It was not known if Nashville area hospitals commit abortions for “medical reasons.”
The Nashville Scene reported in December that it had spoken to four employees of the Nashville Planned Parenthood clinic, some of whom lost their jobs. They said the clinic had made policy changes they believed placed money over patients. For example, new management stopped giving doctors sterile gloves and wanted urine samples to be done in small plastic drinking cups, the workers said, according to The Scene. Doctors and other staff began quitting.
The Supreme Court in December declined to review three cases relating to Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood at the state level Monday, with new Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the court’s liberals in denying a review of a lower court decision that favored the nation’s largest abortion provider, The Tennessee Star reported, quoting The Daily Caller News Foundation.
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