Wednesday, September 06, 2006

11 Abortion Clinics Closed in 3 Months

As the following excerpts from this article demonstrate, when regulations of the practice of abortion are enforced, abortionists become scarce.

Tuesday, September 5, 2006
© 2006

Another Florida abortionist has stopped performing abortions at one clinic rather than comply with rules and regulations, and pro-life activists say it's the 11th closure of a U.S. abortion business in just three months.

"[The abortionist's] arrogant attitude about complying with regulations is increasingly typical in the abortion industry," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. "This story reaffirms that our country faces a crisis of abortion clinics that operate as if they are above the law at the cost of innocent lives."

. . . the abortion businesses that have had shutdowns in recent weeks include:
  • A clinic in Omaha, Neb., where the land was purchased from underneath the business and the owners couldn't find another facility to rent.
  • The clinic that formerly operated in the building that now houses the Operation Rescue headquarters in Wichita, Kan.
  • A facility in Birmingham, Ala., that was closed because of a suspended license.
  • One business in Montgomery, Ala., that was closed when authorities found the abortionist didn't have hospital privileges.
  • A business in Hialeah, Fla., where an investigation continues into allegations a baby was born alive, then killed and placed on the roof of the building to avoid detection by police.
  • Five clinics owned by Pendergraft when his license was suspended. Three of those reopened later.
And the most recent case involve the business in Daytona Beach, Fla. "I think what it is is a trend," said [Operation Rescue spokeswoman Cheryl] Sullenger. "A lot of times, when the health department people are investigating, they actually walk into an abortion clinic. It's one thing to think about a clinic, another to actually walk in and see the conditions."