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Posted on 09/23/2009 7:48:44 PM PDT by Coleus
Planned Parenthood in Kirksville will be closing for good on November 14th.
The health center, specialized in treating low-income women, has been in Kirksville for 38 years.
Officials say theyre closing because of fewer clients and a shortage of rural nurse practitioners.
It was a very difficult decision for us. It was a long time coming. Weve had lots of meetings. This is not a sudden decision by any means, Planned Parenthood Director of Education and Public Affairs Lisa Ecsi Davis said.
Davis says Truman State Universitys health clinic provides similar free services for students.
For others, Planned Parenthood has contracts with the Adair County Health Department. Some services may be available there.
Below is the press release from Planned Parenthood.
Tri-Rivers Planned Parenthood (TRPP) will be closing its Kirksville center as of Saturday, November 14, 2009. TRPP takes great pride in its 38-year history of providing professional and affordable family planning and reproductive health care services, medically accurate sex education and pro-choice advocacy to the thousands of people whom it has served in northeast Missouri. It also takes great pride in its work with the Northeast Missouri chapter of NOW and with the Truman State University chapter of Vox.
TRPP was created in 1996 from the merger of Planned Parenthood of Northeast Missouri, Inc. (PPNEMO) and Planned Parenthood of the Central Ozarks, Inc. When PPNEMO first opened its doors in 1971 it was one of very few health care providers for low-and no-income women in the area. The good news is that today TRPP is one of several. The goal of a not-for-profit organization such as TRPP is to exist until a need is met. After much thoughtful deliberation by TRPP's Board of Directors and staff, it was decided that the best stewardship of its limited resources would be to close the Kirksville center.
TRPP would like to thank all of its supporters in northeast Missouri - especially former and current staff and Board members, volunteers, and donors - without whom the past 38 years would not have been possible. In particular, special recognition goes to Sondra Murray and Dr. George Pipes, DO.
Under the direction of Sondra Murray, the longest serving Executive Director of PPNEMO, funding was provided to educate numerous Nurse Practitioners, the first Parent/Child workshops to increase family communication about sex and growing up were conducted and the area's original children's health and safety fairs were held. Dr. George Pipes, DO, served for many years as the Medical Director of PPNEMO and as the Associate Medical Director of TRPP.
Clients who need to transfer medical records may contact the Kirksville center at 660.665.5672 until November 14. After that date, clients may contact TRPP's Rolla center at 573.364.1509.
another one for your list!
Probably just didn’t have enough abortions being done there to justify staying open. They will probably reopen in an urban area.
Thank God they’re closing for now.
13 miles from my house. Glad to see it go away.
They take “great pride” in murdering babies for 38 years?! EVIL, TWISTED FREAKS!
Kirksville is very close to where I grew up. How sad for them that their baby killing days are over. Perhaps they can stop and euthanize some puppies, just to take the edge off.
Where do you live? I went to High School in Unionville.
What the heck is that supposed to mean?
Back in the 70s, a PP worker came to lecture us in biology class (11th grade). Some of the things she told us were outright lies. Even though, at the time, I believed that PP was sincere about reducing unintended pregnancies, I was puzzled--to say the least--about what she was saying. In fact, that was one of the key experiences that put me on the trajectory towards becoming conservative.
This facility didn’t provide abortions (only referrals), just an FYI. I live in the area, and this was brought up at our most recent homeschool get-together.
Lifeline Pregnancy Resource Center in Kirksville has also been serving low income women, and those in need of moral support. They are always in need of donations. :)
When I read the article and saw ‘reproductive health services’ were offered there, I figured it was just the MSM glossing over the fact they did abortions there.
A PP just started offering abortions here in Naples, FL about a week and a half ago. There hadn’t been an abortion provided in this county since I think 1996, but PP talked a doctor into providing them here. Their argument was that women had to go to Ft. Myers (for the abortion pill), which is about 20-30 minutes from Naples or Miami (for actual abortions), probably about a hour and a half from here....
Hooray! Thank God!
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They probably didn’t have to do much ‘convincing’. Any real doctor that would even consider doing abortions and not be bothered by them, they are a person who doesn’t really need a lot of coercing to offer them. It is such a black and white issue, I don’t know of anyone who is neutral on it.
Thank God... seriously.
“Truman State Univ. . . . provides similar services for students.” ?????
Does this mean the student health service clinic performs abortions?
Our tax dollars at work yet.
I think they meant referrals.
There has not been an abortion provider in Kirksville. So no, TSU does NOT offer abortions. Just the standard birth control pills and exams, I would suppose. This is what the state college in IL provided when I was a student many years ago. There are NO abortion clinics in our area, thank God!
I just want to dispel some erroneous conclusions. I’m sure they will tell women how to procure one, though.
Thank you, God.
I should’ve qualified my statement a little better...what I was referring to in my comment was in one of the articles I read in the Naples paper(don’t know if it was in the link I provided). Anyways, that article had said they were no longer provided starting in 1996 because the doctor who did perform them then had protesters outside of his office and home all the time.
So, that’s what I meant by someone must’ve “talked” this doctor who is going to perform them now into it...and I’ll just leave it at that. Primarily because I have to wonder why...why now was it so important to offer them here in Naples again? I have my thoughts on why and I don’t think it was primarily because of the supposed “inconvenience” factor. I just don’t see how one can’t be bothered by it, especially a doctor. I pray they quit again.