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Closure of Two More Abortion Clinics Continues National Trend
Christian Newswire ^ | 11.17.10

Posted on 11/27/2010 5:37:04 PM PST by Coleus

Two notorious abortion mills have closed or are scheduled to close, contributing to the national trend of clinic closures first documented by Operation Rescue last year in "Project Daniel 5:25." 

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."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Michigan; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: abortion; abortionist; abortuary; albertohodari; cedarwomensclinic; michigan; moralabsolutes; prolife; southgate; washington; womancareofdownriver; yakima
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1 posted on 11/27/2010 5:37:13 PM PST by Coleus
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To: Salvation

another one for your list!


2 posted on 11/27/2010 5:37:53 PM PST by Coleus (Abortion, Euthanasia & FOCA - - don't Obama and the Democrats just kill ya!)
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To: Coleus

Someone fax me a crying towel.


3 posted on 11/27/2010 5:39:37 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Re: Gov. Sarah Palin: Even the lion has to defend himself against flies. ~German Proverb)
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To: wagglebee

Ping


4 posted on 11/27/2010 5:39:44 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: Coleus

welfare moms must’ve got a raise.


5 posted on 11/27/2010 5:47:32 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: Coleus

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.


6 posted on 11/27/2010 5:48:03 PM PST by nina0113
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7 posted on 11/27/2010 5:49:39 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Why are TSA exempt from their own searches?)
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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.


8 posted on 11/27/2010 5:50:34 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: nina0113
I pray every day for abortion to be banned once again in this country and around the world and I won't stop praying when the 40 days are up either.
9 posted on 11/27/2010 5:51:52 PM PST by proudofthesouth (Libs are pro-life only when it comes to animals. When it comes to humans they are pro-death.)
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10 posted on 11/27/2010 6:00:49 PM PST by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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11 posted on 11/27/2010 6:02:29 PM PST by narses ( 'Prefer nothing to the love of Christ.')
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To: narses

At 2 a month it will take 30 years to purge all of them. I hope I live to see it happen.


12 posted on 11/27/2010 6:11:21 PM PST by BenKenobi (Don’t worry about being effective. Just concentrate on being faithful to the truth.)
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To: BenKenobi

Agreed, they need to be closed much faster, like now.


13 posted on 11/27/2010 6:16:53 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: Coleus
Every time an abortion clinic closes, a baby gets the giggles:


14 posted on 11/27/2010 6:17:44 PM PST by Slyfox
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15 posted on 11/27/2010 6:18:18 PM PST by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: Coleus

Too Bad it did not read All Abortion / Killing clinics are closed. Guess we still have our work cut out for us!


16 posted on 11/27/2010 6:19:52 PM PST by jafojeffsurf ( Return to the Constitution.)
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To: Coleus
I can see Obama in 2012 claiming abortions have gone down on his watch. Probably his pal Rick Warren will credit Obama for the supposed trend.

I pray that there is a trend downward! Pro Life is the most important issue as far as I am concerned.

17 posted on 11/27/2010 6:28:02 PM PST by Friendofgeorge (SARAH 2012 OR BUST)
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18 posted on 11/27/2010 6:35:46 PM PST by Trick or Treat (Palin/Bachmann 2012!)
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To: nina0113

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.


19 posted on 11/27/2010 6:39:22 PM PST by Coleus (Abortion, Euthanasia & FOCA - - don't Obama and the Democrats just kill ya!)
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To: Coleus; nina0113

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:)


20 posted on 11/27/2010 7:14:18 PM PST by Jvette
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