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January 26, 2022

Fairview Heights Planned Parenthood Creates Call Center for Women Nationwide

Fairview Heights Planned Parenthood Clinic
Planned Parenthood's "mega-facility" that was secretly constructed in 2019 under a shell company will now have a national call center. The call center will be operated by Planned Parenthood and Hope Clinic for Women in Granite City, and it aims to connect people across the country with resources (such as money and transportation) to get abortions.

Gov. JB Pritzker participated in a virtual press conference commemorating the new call center. “The services that it provides represent an important new frontier to secure abortion rights,” Pritzker said. “We’re incredibly proud that it’s here in Illinois. As governor, I will fight to make sure Illinois is a refuge for reproductive rights today, tomorrow and always.”

Much like how the goal of the Fairview Heights clinic was to market abortion to Missouri, where state legislation has significantly hampered the abortion industry, this new call center focuses on bringing abortion to areas across the nation.

Yamelsie Rodriguez, president of St. Louis Planned Parenthood (the only abortion facility in the state of Missouri) also gave a statement during the ceremony last Friday. “Together, we are breaking down the silos anti-abortion politicians have created, and proving that … with innovation and determination … we can secure a future with abortion access.”