Planned Parenthood Closes Indiana Center, Citing Harassment

Posted at 4:57 AM, Jul 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-10 04:57:40-04

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) – Planned Parenthood has closed its health center in Indiana’s second-largest city, blaming intimidation and harassment by supporters of anti-abortion groups.

Planned Parenthood said Monday it closed its Fort Wayne health center following growing harassment and intimidation of its staff that it blamed on supporters of Allen County Right to Life and other anti-abortion groups.

The now-shuttered Fort Wayne center did not perform abortions.

Cathie Humbarger is Allen County Right to Life’s executive director. She tells WANE-TV the group doesn’t "practice or condone intimidation."

Christie Gillespie is Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky’s president and CEO.

She tells The Journal Gazette she’s "pretty angry" about the intimidation she says included a mailer with the name, photo and home address of a nurse practitioner, and the message "there are killers among us."