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Fort Wayne Planned Parenthood closing after intimidation, harassment



Fort Wayne, Indiana's Planned Parenthood Health Center is closing as of July 9, after citing harassment and intimidation from Allen County Right to Life. 

“I'm pretty angry about this,” said Christie Gillespie, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, during a Monday press conference. “This is not how decent and compassionate people behave. These are actions of harassment and intimidation that are done in the name of faith, religion and Jesus."

The Fort Wayne location does not perform abortions.

Gillespie said during her press conference Fort Wayne is losing a health care provider that conducted tests for early diagnosis of cervical, testicular and breast cancer, as well as providing birth control options and sexually transmitted disease testing.

PPINK claimed a pro-life group from Ohio, Created Equal, sent out a letter via mail to Fort Wayne neighborhoods which included the name, picture and home address of an employee there. It said the woman enabled “child killing by coordinating abortions off site.” 

“We've had providers that have been told that their life would be unlivable in Fort Wayne if they worked for us,” Gillespie said.

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