The only remaining abortion clinic in Nashville has stopped performing abortions, a spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi confirmed Monday.
Tereva Parham said a lack of abortion providers is part of the reason for the halt, adding the change will allow a “quality-improvement”period at the clinic. Planned Parenthood is now referring pregnant women to abortion clinics in Knoxville and Memphis. The news was first reported by The Tennessean.
This news comes on the heels of the abrupt closure of another Nashville abortion provider in August.
In a statement, Tennessee Right to Life called the announcement “a Christmas miracle.”
“Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest provider and promoter of abortion, and Nashville’s Planned Parenthood facility is reputed to be the busiest abortion center in the Volunteer State,” said Tennessee Right to Life President Brian Harris. “With the suspension of abortion services in our state’s largest city, Tennessee Right to Life is grateful for a Christmas miracle.
“With additional time, information, and alternatives we have witnessed changed hearts and minds of women who have in the last several days chosen life for their unborn children,” said Harris.”Right to Life affirms the dignity of every person and we stand ready to assist any woman or girl in need of practical support to save the life of their unborn child.”