Officials: New Planned Parenthood facility in Oklahoma to offer abortions

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Planned Parenthood is opening a new abortion clinic in the Oklahoma City area, the second new abortion provider to open in the state’s largest city since September.

Planned Parenthood Great Plains announced on Tuesday that it was opening the new clinic in Warr Acres, a suburb in northwest Oklahoma City. Although Planned Parenthood operates several health clinics in Oklahoma, this new facility is the first that will offer abortion services.

The organization’s President and CEO Laura McQuade said in a statement they are opening the facility despite Oklahoma having some of the nation’s strictest anti-abortion laws.

A Kansas-based foundation opened a new abortion clinic on the city’s south side in September.

According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, about 4,330 abortions were performed in Oklahoma last year.