ObamaCare Contributes to Closing of Two Iowa Abortion Providers

Planned Parenthood shuts down two clinics over regulatory burdens of Affordable Care Act


Anti-abortion activists are cheering Planned Parenthood of the Heartland's decision to close clinics in Spencer and Fort Madison.

The news comes after the private agency closed clinics in Storm Lake, Knoxville and Newton last year.

A Planned Parenthood spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday that the agency plans to close two more of its 21 Iowa clinics.

"This decision is the result of a careful analysis of where our patients live and seek medical care, and whether relocating or consolidating centers could help us better meet the needs of our patients," spokeswoman Shelby Cloke wrote in an email.