GRAND CHUTE (WLUK)-- The clinic, which offered abortions, closed last year. At the time, it was described as a temporary closure, but that decision has changed.
This planned parenthood facility on North Gillett Street in Grand Chute will keep its doors closed.
"A lot of had to do with the fact that the facility itself didn't allow for some of the changes," said Tanya Atkinson of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin.
Following the deadly shooting at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood in November, Wisconsin Planned Parenthood reviewed the security at each of it's abortion clinics.
After weighing the cost of making the necessary changes, the organization decided to keep the Grand Chute location closed.
"After review we concluded that the Appleton North facility can't met those security standards in post Colorado Springs environment. So as a result we made the difficult decision not to reopen it," said Teri Huyck CEO of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin.
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin says the Gillett Street location before closing in October performed just under 600-abortions annually.
Fox 11 also spoke with those of the pro-life movement, who says the news of the closure has been something they have long anticipated.
"We're so over joyed with the news, that Planned Parenthood here in Appleton closed down, we were praying about it for a long time, and today god answered that prayer, "said Dan Miller, State Director for Pro life Wisconsin.
Miller says the closure is a step in the right direction, "This doesn't happen to often an abortion facility to close. It's a great day to celebrate, that's one more day that babies wont die and mothers won't cry."
Atkinson, a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, says the organization will continue to serve the area by providing financial assistance to those who may need to travel great distances to receive abortion services.