A Planned Parenthood abortion facility, located on Havendale Blvd in Winter Haven, Florida, has closed its doors as of February 1, 2016.
Situated inside Spring Lake Square, the Planned Parenthood sat among restaurants, a movie theater, and businesses that fill the earth-tone-colored suburban strip mall.
Sidewalk Advocates for Life, which reported the closure, shared that this is the first abortion facility in the group’s short 22-month-history to shut down. The group encouraged its counselors to continue dedicating their time to counseling abortion-minded women, and to advocate on the sidewalks for the preborn.
Sidewalk Advocates for Life’s Winter Haven, Florida, program director made the following statement in an e-mail.
“It’s official! The Winter Haven Planned Parenthood is closed for good! I’m literally jumping up and down for joy. The take away here is God can even work through limited (sidewalk counseling) access. Just our prayers and presence are enough to make a difference. Whooohooo!”
According to the facility website, the Winter Haven location advertised both medication and in-clinic abortions up to 15 weeks and six days LMP, offering abortion referrals for procedures further along gestation.
An investigation opened in Florida last year revealed that several abortion facilities in the state were illegally committing second trimester abortions. Recently, Planned Parenthood decried the passage of a bill by a Florida House panel that would place more regulations on abortion facilities.