Wisconsin clinic suspends abortions; pro-lifers hope for permanent stop

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October 29, 2015

Chris Schwalbe, a member of Holy Family Parish in Fond du Lac, Wis., holds a "Defund PP" poster during a late August protest outside of a Planned Parenthood facility in Grand Chute, Wis. The abortion facility announced in early October that it was suspending abortion services for six months. (CNS photo/Sam Lucero, The Compass) See PLANNEDPARENTHOOD-WISCONSIN Oct. 28, 2015.

Chris Schwalbe, a member of Holy Family Parish in Fond du Lac, Wis., holds a “Defund PP” poster during a late August protest outside of a Planned Parenthood facility in Grand Chute, Wis. The abortion facility announced in early October that it was suspending abortion services for six months. (CNS photo/Sam Lucero, The Compass)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (CNS) — The only facility still performing abortions in the northeast Wisconsin has suspended abortions for the next six months.

Planned Parenthood in Grand Chute suspended abortions in mid-October, citing a lack of medical staff. The building, and Planned Parenthood’s office in Appleton, remains open. While Planned Parenthood did not respond to The Compass, Green Bay’s diocesan newspaper, various news reports and sources say that the suspension is because officials there lack an abortion doctor for the site.

At the news, Green Bay Bishop David L. Ricken expressed prayers “that this place may remain closed forever so that innocent lives are spared and mothers and fathers may find the true gift and blessing of the perpetual commitment in marriage.”

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