Tuesday on PBS NewsHour, Planned Parenthood’s vice president of strategy and communications for the St. Louis Region, Bonyen Lee-Gilmore, said the abortion giant is opening a mobile clinic to “roam the southern Illinois border” and undercut nearby states with pro-life laws.
“The mobile abortion clinic is a health care tool. It is also a symbol of our act of defiance in a post-Roe era,” said Lee-Gilmore.
The mobile clinic is expected to open later this year, and to begin by distributing medication abortions and later offer surgical abortions. After announcing the plan in October, Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri claimed that its Fairview Heights center “saw a 340 percent increase in patients from outside the Missouri and Illinois bi-state area” following the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision.
Soon after the October announcement, Students for Life of America (SFLA), a pro-life organization, called the mobile abortion clinic “the Death-Mobile.”
SFLA’S Caroline Wharton wrote in part:
As if abortion wasn’t horrific enough already, Planned Parenthood has decided to one-up themselves in poor decision-making and put abortion on demand in a van — because that seems safe, sanitary, and not at all creepy, right? Don’t worry; if your mind immediately went to dirty street food trucks and white vans handing out candy to children, we’re right there with you; the thought of this makes us shudder….
Since the purpose of the vehicle is to distribute life-ending Chemical Abortion pills, a more apt name might be “the Death-Mobile” — but a van with its purpose by any other name would still be just as evil.