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Abortion culture has sadly brainwashed many Americans.

Since the reversal of Roe v. Wade, pro-abortion groups have made it their mission to encourage women to end the life of their preborn baby by any means necessary.

And new statistics reveal the lengths anti-life radicals will go to convince women to get an abortion.

In the wake of Idaho’s strict abortion restrictions implemented last August, Bend’s Planned Parenthood facility has become a morbid sanctuary, witnessing a staggering 1,000% increase in patients crossing state lines in search of abortion services. 

This unprecedented surge in demand has reignited the national debate on abortion, and what the rules should be for crossing state lines for dangerous procedures.

Joanna Dennis-Cook, the Health Center Manager for Bend’s Planned Parenthood, revealed the astonishing statistics, stating that one in three patients seeking abortion services at their facility are crossing state lines. 

Most notably, the influx has predominantly comprised individuals from Idaho and Eastern Oregon. 

The numbers soared from 31 patient visits from Idaho in 2022 to a staggering 392 visits within the first few months of 2023.

This revelation followed a recent incident reported by The Associated Press, involving an Idaho mother and her 18-year-old son facing charges for allegedly escorting the son’s 16-year-old girlfriend out of state, to Bend, for an abortion without her parents’ consent or knowledge. 

The case has ignited passionate discussions about parental consent, reproductive rights, and Planned Parenthood’s role in such sensitive situations.

Despite the controversy, Bend’s Planned Parenthood has responded by enhancing its capacity, increasing staff, and accommodating everyone in need of their services. 

However, the Executive Director of Oregon Right To Life, Lois Anderson, expressed skepticism regarding the need for Idaho residents to travel to Oregon for abortion services. 

Idaho permits abortions only in cases of incest, rape, or when a woman’s health is at risk. 

According to Anderson, Planned Parenthood’s response appears profit-driven, rather than rooted in genuine concern for women’s well-being.

Planned Parenthood, a contentious battleground in the abortion debate, operates solely through two locations east of the Cascades: one in Bend and another just three miles over the state border in Ontario. 

While Dennis-Cook emphasized the convenience of proximity for patients needing additional support or services, Anderson and other pro-life advocates argue that Planned Parenthood should cease performing abortions altogether, focusing solely on healthcare for women.

The ongoing influx of Idaho residents seeking abortions has not only amplified the debate but also raised questions about the role of parental consent, healthcare accessibility, and the moral responsibility of healthcare providers. 

As the controversy deepens, America finds itself grappling with complex ethical and legal questions, leaving pro-life Americans invigorated to continue to fight and to pray for the protection of all lives and increased strength for those who fight for them.

Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.