In the county I live in just outside Philadelphia a hospital that performs abortions just announced they’re stopping the performing of abortions at the hospital because they’re merging with a local Catholic hospital.
NBC 10 reports:
The proposed merger of two Montgomery County-based hospitals is going to bring to an end to abortions for one of the health systems.
Abington Health and Holy Redeemer Health System leaders announced Wednesday that they have a letter of intent to merge into one regional health system.
As part of the new health group, Abington announced they would no longer offer abortions out of respect for Huntingdon Valley-based Holy Redeemer’s Catholic mission.
I think there’s a few things that need to be ironed out and I’m unsure about the particulars of this merger.
But here’s the thing — Planned Parenthood is pretty ticked about this and that makes me happy.
“Women seeking abortion in Pennsylvania already have limited options. It’s unfortunate that a longstanding provider of this critically needed care has chosen to succumb to pressure and is discontinuing these services,” said Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania President and CEO Dayle Steinberg.