Planned Parenthood Will Soon Be Nonexistent in 2 States

Wyoming’s only Planned Parenthood clinic will close this summer because of financial reasons, the organization confirmed Tuesday.

Wyoming’s only Planned Parenthood clinic will close this summer because of financial reasons, the organization confirmed Tuesday.

 

“This is a challenging decision,” said Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains official Adrienne Mansanares.

 

Planned Parenthood’s lone health center in Wyoming is in Casper. It opened in 1975 and serves around 500 patients per year, Mansanares said. It will close July 21.

 

Mansanares said that most Wyoming patients receiving care from Planned Parenthood do so at the organization’s Fort Collins location in Colorado.

 

The Casper clinic’s closure is one of six across the Rocky Mountain region, which also includes Colorado, New Mexico and southern Nevada.

 

“We looked at what services we provided,” she said. “We also looked at the financial health of the health center.”

 

Wyoming will join North Dakota as the only two states without a Planned Parenthood health center.

Caroline Cournoyer is GOVERNING's senior web editor.