Skip to comments.Closure of Two More Abortion Clinics Continues National Trend
Posted on 11/27/2010 5:37:04 PM PST by Coleus
In Yakima, Washington, the Cedar Women's Clinic, which was the first abortion clinic to open in that city 31 years ago, closed Monday due to a dramatic decrease in the demand for abortions. According to statistics kept by the state, the abortion rate for women ages 15 to 44 dropped from 18 per 1,000 in 2008 to 16.7 per 1,000 in 2009. One abortion clinic remains in Yakima. In Michigan, Womancare of Downriver in Southgate owned by the troubled owner, abortionist Alberto Hodari, is currently in escrow to a physician whose practice does not include abortions. Once escrow closes, so will the abortion clinic.
One woman, Jennifer McCoy, is particularly relieved that Hodari's Southgate abortion clinic has been tentatively sold. That was where she says Hodari forced an abortion on her when she was 16-years old. "That clinic will never do another abortion again," she said. All of Hodari's six Detroit area abortion clinics were put up for sale last year. Hodari appeared to be liquidating his assets so he could leave the country after repeated complaints, fines, and lawsuits have recently overwhelmed him. The closures continue a national trend of decreasing numbers of abortion clinics. Operation Rescue conducted extensive research and documented that over two-thirds of America's abortion clinics have closed since 1991, when there were over 2,100 clinics nationwide.
"When we released our 'Project Daniel 5:25' listing of all remaining surgical abortion clinics in the United States last December, there were 713. Today, counting the Southgate mill, which will soon close, there are only 694," said Operation Rescue spokesperson Cheryl Sullenger. "That great news for women and their pre-born babies." Twenty abortion clinics have closed in the past 11 months at a rate of nearly 2 per month. Operation Rescue maintains the most accurate listing of abortion clinics available on its Project Daniel 5:25 page. The project was named after the Biblical story of Daniel, who was able to read the handwriting on the wall and predict the fall of a wicked kingdom.
As a new feature, Operation Rescue has added names of some abortionists to the clinic list with links to documentation of their legal problems and abortion abuses. "Government funding continues to artificially prop up a failing abortion industry. Without tax-funding, more of these clinics would fold," said Sullenger. "Until we can encode legal protections for the pre-born, we must work to expose and defund the abortion industry. Closing clinics is a proven way to reduce abortions and save lives."
another one for your list!
Someone fax me a crying towel.
welfare moms must’ve got a raise.
I think the ‘Forty Days for Life’ campaign should get some of the credit. Having people pray outside the ‘clinics’ for 40-days has both the spiritual effects of the power of prayer, and the secular effect of people knowing what business is in that building. There was a large ‘For Lease’ sign outside the Fairfax ‘clinic’, which I believe only takes up one floor of the three- or four-story building. I’ll bet the building owners didn’t lease a single square foot on any other floor during the 40-days vigil.
Womancare of Downriver in Southgate owned by the troubled owner, abortionist Alberto Hodari, is currently in escrow to a physician whose practice does not include abortions. Once escrow closes, so will the abortion clinic... All of Hodari's six Detroit area abortion clinics were put up for sale last year. Hodari appeared to be liquidating his assets so he could leave the country after repeated complaints, fines, and lawsuits have recently overwhelmed him. The closures continue a national trend of decreasing numbers of abortion clinics. Operation Rescue conducted extensive research and documented that over two-thirds of America's abortion clinics have closed since 1991, when there were over 2,100 clinics nationwide.Thanks Coleus.
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At 2 a month it will take 30 years to purge all of them. I hope I live to see it happen.
Agreed, they need to be closed much faster, like now.
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Too Bad it did not read All Abortion / Killing clinics are closed. Guess we still have our work cut out for us!
I pray that there is a trend downward! Pro Life is the most important issue as far as I am concerned.
That’s a great picture!
I think the Forty Days for Life campaign should get some of the credit. >>>
all pro-life warriors should...There are many who are not affiliated with any group who have been praying outside of abortion mills for decades. There are many groups involved too including the Knights of Columbus, State and county right to life organizations, church groups, seminarians, and so on.
This is true. The Catholic Daughters of the Americas have been praying for decades. I prayed with others weekly in front of two clinics that are now closed. Our message is getting through, Praise God:)
Clinton took credit when he was president.
Why do these liberals care? If there is nothing wrong with the killing of the unborn child, then what difference does it make how many abortions there are?
Liberalism is indeed a mental disorder.
I’m just wondering if these smaller clinics are closing because Planned Parenthood is putting up “mega-clinics” in huge metro areas, like Houston? Maybe they are just raking in all the business and the smaller clinics can’t compete? I think its more important to look at the overall number of abortions and whether the number decreases, as opposed to the number of actual clinics. Interesting read, though.
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It’s dropped a significant amount, a total of about a third.
What isn’t dropping is the percentage of abortions performed by federally funded organisations like Planned Parenthood.
So, as the small, independent mom and pop baby butchers close down, we get the Eisatzgruppen model.
“over two-thirds of America’s abortion clinics have closed since 1991, when there were over 2,100 clinics nationwide”
It’s a good start.
Good riddance to bad rubbish. Hodari needs to go back to Argentina and close up his butcher shops.
The feminazis are unhappy. They don’t want “choice” they want more abortions.
Argentina? Is that where Hodari’s from? No wonder he moved to the US; the Argentine Constitution defines the right to life as beginning at conception.