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Sen. Plummer deems Planned Parenthood's Downstate mega-clinic 'a complete disaster'

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By Glenn Minnis | Oct 11, 2019

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Illinois state Sen. Jason Plummer (R-Edwardsville) is convinced that Planned Parenthood’s secret construction of a so-called mega abortion clinic in southern Illinois is a 'disaster' for the pro-life movement as well as state taxpayers.

“It’s because in this part of Illinois they are wildly unpopular and the abortion law that Gov. [J.B.] Pritzker and so many legislators supported is the most extreme abortion bill in the entire country,” he told the Metro East Sun. “I think it says a lot about an organization when they have to hide behind third parties in order to come into a community.”

Located within a stone’s throw of where the state of Missouri’s last remaining abortion clinic stands, the 18,000-square-foot facility has taken over a year to construct, with all the building taking place as the organization shielded itself under the protection of shell company status.


Illinois state Sen. Jason Plummer (R-Edwardsville)

“As a person whose faith and principal led me to be pro-life, I think it’s sad,” Plummer said. “I think it speaks volumes about Illinois’ policy direction and the policy direction of so many other states that respect and cherish life.”

The southern Illinois facility instantly becomes one of the largest abortion clinics in the country and comes at a time when more and more states have sought to restrict providing such services. Illinois, however, has gone in the opposite direction with Pritzker recently signing the Reproductive Health Act into law that some are calling the most extreme pro-abortion legislation in the country.

“The bill in Illinois is not a pro-life, pro choice bill,” Plummer said. “It offends a lot of people on both sides of issue. The fact that Planned Parenthood is now deciding to build mega clinics in Illinois that are solely designed to provide abortions for people outside of Illinois while taxpayers are being forced to fund some of the stuff is just a complete disaster.”

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