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Eugene abortion clinic closes; surprising many (Hooray !!!)
The World Newspaper ^ | 7/17/2002 | AP

Posted on 07/17/2002 2:01:55 PM PDT by kerberos3

EUGENE (AP) -- The only abortion clinic between Salem and the California border has closed its doors, surprising activists on both sides of the abortion debate.

Workers at the All Women's Health Services clinic, located near the University of Oregon, were referring callers Tuesday to the nonprofit's Portland office.

The staff oversaw 1,400 surgical abortions last year, services that helped make Lane County the second-largest abortion provider in the state.

"I can only celebrate," said Gayle Atteberry, head of Oregon Right to Life said. "Fewer unborn children will be killed."

The closure comes at a time when abortion access is shrinking across the nation. According to The Alan Guttmacher Institute in New York, the number of medical staff offering surgical abortions declined 14 percent between 1992 and 1996. Meanwhile, 86 percent of all U.S. counties lack abortion providers.

"There's a constant threat of violence, legal harassment, legislative restrictions," said Vicki Saporta, president of the National Abortion Federation. "So this is a lot more challenging than running a dentist's office."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: abortion; abortionlist; abortionmill; clinic; eugeneor; mill; or; oregon; prolife

1 posted on 07/17/2002 2:01:55 PM PDT by kerberos3
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To: kerberos3
I guess those in Eugene will have to get their BABY BURGERS elsewhere!
2 posted on 07/17/2002 2:07:08 PM PDT by INSENSITIVE GUY
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To: kerberos3
I love hearing good news!
3 posted on 07/17/2002 2:25:54 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: kerberos3
Ms. Saporta, pray tell, what could possibly be more violent than an abortion clinic?

Listening to the rhetoric, one'd think that violence against abortionists and their "clinics" is some kind of epidemic.

How many clinics have been bombed since Roe? How many abortionists have been killed since Roe?
4 posted on 07/17/2002 2:30:31 PM PDT by Guillermo
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To: kerberos3
BUMP
5 posted on 07/17/2002 3:04:20 PM PDT by krodriguesdc
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To: kerberos3
"There's a constant threat of violence, legal harassment, legislative restrictions," said Vicki Saporta, president of the National Abortion Federation. "So this is a lot more challenging than running a dentist's office."

True enough, Vicki. For example, I'm pretty sure most dentists don't have nightmares in which the teeth they've pulled ask, "Why did you kill me?"

6 posted on 07/17/2002 3:10:12 PM PDT by Campion
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To: kerberos3
Salem, Oregon to Yreka, California -- 279.31 miles according to MapQuest.

Family Planning in Yreka

Salem Oregon to Saint Helens, Washington -- 127.81 miles according to MapQuest.

Family Planning in Saint Helens.

7 posted on 07/17/2002 3:17:16 PM PDT by Salman
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To: kerberos3
Don't celebrate too quickly. Sacred Heart, the PeaceHealth hospital near this clinic is relocating to Springfield, Oregon just east of Eugene.

Many health related businesses and services are relocating as well. If I hear more about what is happening in this story, I'll let you know as I am in Eugene.

8 posted on 07/17/2002 3:29:41 PM PDT by Glutton
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To: kerberos3; 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; american colleen; ...
Great News!

Find Your Death Camps Here and Prevent Abortions From Happening

Read the link and find out how a clinic can close through prayer, sidewalk counseling, signs and just letting the community and churches know what is going on inside the building. We are slowly winning the war, one battle at a time.

9 posted on 05/23/2003 7:57:33 PM PDT by Coleus (God is Pro Life and Straight)
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To: dixiechick2000
bump
10 posted on 05/23/2003 8:00:06 PM PDT by WKB (If all you're gonna do is ride in the wagon, at least pickup your feet!)
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To: kerberos3
awesome!
11 posted on 05/23/2003 8:00:17 PM PDT by votelife (FREE MIGUEL ESTRADA!)
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To: Coleus
Yeah Baby! May many more abotion clinics close down.
12 posted on 05/23/2003 8:04:21 PM PDT by Kuksool
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To: Kuksool
Correction: abotion = abortion
13 posted on 05/23/2003 8:06:18 PM PDT by Kuksool
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To: Saundra Duffy
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14 posted on 05/23/2003 8:12:32 PM PDT by Coleus (God is Pro Life and Straight)
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To: WKB
I'm speechless! Well, almost...

This is amazing! Gayle Atteberry works tirelessly for Oregon Right to Life. She has to be positively ecstatic. I know I am...

Thanks for the ping!

15 posted on 05/23/2003 8:27:01 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Never have so many, been so wrong, about so much.)
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To: dixiechick2000
Truly amazing, isn't it?

And prayer is the tool!
16 posted on 05/23/2003 10:35:19 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation
And prayer is the tool!

MEGA Bumpity bump bump...

17 posted on 05/23/2003 11:23:58 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Never have so many, been so wrong, about so much.)
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To: Coleus
In Ann Arbor one of the death camps has suffered wonderfully under the "siege" of compassionate pro-life truth-tellers.

It has to do with relentless and simple presence outside of the death camp - armed with prayer, love, and literature that exposes the truth about tha particualr "clinic" and "doctor", as well as about abortion and its health risks ans gruesomeness, as well as offering a wide variaety of assistance.

- Key employees have resigned.

- The landlord is not renewing the lease.

- The "doctor" has been exposed to the local community as a convicted felon who spent time in federal prison - and who is responsible for ripping a woman's intestines apart (employees find it hard to wrk with someone like that).

- Many women turn away or call up afterwards telling us that they changed their minds because of us - and of course we help plug them in to the help netowrk.

- Much of it has to do with having young women - just like them - and even children present on the sidewalk. What could be less intimidating?
18 posted on 05/24/2003 7:11:18 AM PDT by Notwithstanding
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To: kerberos3
"There's a constant threat of violence, legal harassment, legislative restrictions," said Vicki Saporta, president of the National Abortion Federation. "So this is a lot more challenging than running a dentist's office."

Murdering humans can have that effect.

19 posted on 05/24/2003 7:13:43 AM PDT by Hacksaw
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To: kerberos3
"I can only celebrate," said Gayle Atteberry, head of Oregon Right to Life said. "Fewer unborn children will be killed."

Doubtful. They'll just go somewhere else. This closing did nothing to change the hearts and minds of those who want an abortion.

20 posted on 05/24/2003 7:14:20 AM PDT by Teacher317
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To: kerberos3; Salvation

list


21 posted on 07/26/2013 8:34:21 PM PDT by Coleus
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