Planned Parenthood Set To Close Has Many Residents Concerned 8/18/13
CBS 7 News
MIDLAND-Friday’s decision to close the Planned Parenthood in Midland comes one month after Governor Rick Perry signed new abortion restrictions into law.
Citing new state regulations Planned Parenthood claims it would cost too much to update their current facilities…leaving no choice but to close their doors.
Kara Stone, who has epilepsy, doesn't have health insurance and says Planned Parenthood is the only place that offers services for her condition at a price she can afford.
"I think it's awful...I don't think we should lose our healthcare benefits because abortions are done there," said Stone.
Odessa Resident, Karen Rodriguez, couldn't be happier about the decision.
"I'm happy they shut it down...they don't teach what they need to teach, and I believe in pro life," said Rodriguez.
Father Mark Woodruff of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton church, says the church community couldn't be happier with the decision to close down Planned Parenthood.
I asked Father Woodruff, what about those who can't afford health insurance, why should they suffer?
"I blame that on Planned Parenthood, they could've continued doing that kind of work if they just decided we're not going to do abortion," said Woodruff.
Father Woodruff said there are other organizations in the area that offer the same health services as Planned Parenthood at a low cost.
Father Woodruff said organizations like The Life Center and Texas Pregnancy Care are always options for low-income families.
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