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Fort Wayne Planned Parenthood to close, citing intimidation

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -

Fort Wayne's only Planned Parenthood clinic is shutting its doors after leaders there say they were intimidated by people in the community.

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky announced the closure Monday afternoon. The group said it is closing the health center due to intimidation and harassment of patients, providers and supporters of Planned Parenthood led by Allen County Right to Life and others in the Fort Wayne community.

Allen County Right To Life executive director Cathie Humbarger said her organization does not practice or condone intimidation and all of the activities it sponsors are lawful. She did say, however, the group considers the closing as a victory for unborn boys and girls.

The closure means people needing services from Planned Parenthood will need to travel to Elkhart or Indianapolis for the nearest location to northeast Indiana. The Planned Parenthood in Fort Wayne did not offer abortions. Its website stated it offered birth control, general health care, HIV testing, LGBT services, men's health care, the morning-after pill, pregnancy testing and services, STD testing, treatment and vaccines, as well as women's health care.

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