ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Planned Parenthood Great Plains provided an update on November 17 on the location opening in Rogers.
According to Interim President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Great Plains Emily Wales, the location in Rogers, the Rogers Health Center, will offer medication abortions in early spring.
Wales says patients will be able to get the medication abortions as late as 10 weeks into pregnancy.
“Since this center opened we have been talking about the need for greater access to a full array of health care services and about our plan to make that access a reality in Rogers. We believe it’s important to provide comprehensive care at all of our locations, and that includes abortion care. Many of our patients currently have to travel hours to access routine safe medical care. That needs to change. Care needs to be more accessible,” Wales said.
Jerry Cox, President of the Family Council, also said the community of Northwest Arkansas largely opposes the new agenda, as hundreds of pro-life supporters have peacefully protested abortion outside Planned Parenthood’s facility in Rogers.
“Today’s announcement isn’t surprising,” Family Council President Jerry Cox said in a press release. “Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion provider, and the group has said since 2019 that it wants to open an abortion center in Northwest Arkansas. Planned Parenthood worked through a separate LLC to secretly acquire a facility in Rogers. That center opened for business in September.”
According to Cox, lawmakers and leaders have held public events opposing abortion in Rogers.
“Arkansans do not support abortion on demand, and yet that’s what Planned Parenthood wants to bring to Northwest Arkansas.” he said.
The release says pro-life groups will continue to work toward ending abortion in the state, as pregnancy resource centers provide options to women outside of abortion.
“We are fully committed to ending abortion in our state and giving women with unplanned pregnancies the resources they need to choose an option besides abortion,” Cox said.
The location will only offer medication abortions and no surgical abortions.
The location in Rogers opened in September 2021.