It may be profit, but profit is a larger question. They have lost millions of dollars of funding in various states and without money, they may have to find money elsewhere which may bring about consolidation. Are all the clinics closing being consolidated?
Check this out:
The main reason for the layoffs and decision to close health centers in Clackamas, Gresham and the Salmon Creek area of Clark County, Wash., is the 27 percent drop in patient visits since 2012, said Liz Delapoer, Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette’s communications director.
Since patient visits generate the bulk of the organization’s operating revenues, that drop is translating into projected losses both this year and next, she said.
“It all goes back to where we are financially and realigning our focus to make sure we are appropriately staffed at appropriate locations,” Delapoer said.
Are these clinics alone in a drop in patients?
There may be a variety of reasons for the closing/consolidation of these clinics.
I edited my prior post to you.
1 million abortions in the United States during 2011, an abortion rate of 16.9 per 1,000 women age 15 to 44.
If I am interpreting the data correctly, then in 1991:
the abortion rate was 24 per 1,000 women 15-44 years of age.
The abortion rate has declined since 1991. That is probably because of a variety of reasons, not just because abortion clinics have closed, but I am just pointing it out.