Ohio Abortion Clinic Follows National Trend and Closes

Youngstown, OH – After 34 years in the abortion business, the Mahoning Women’s Center in Youngstown, Ohio, permanently closed its doors on January 12, 2010. The owner has retired and the building will be sold. The closure leaves the community of Youngstown abortion-free.

“This is such great news for the people of Ohio and all Americans. It means that lives will be saved,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “We know from experience that when abortion clinics close, many women who would otherwise have opted for abortion will instead happily keep their babies or release them for adoption.”

The closure follows a well-documented national trend. In 1991, there were nearly 2,200 abortion clinics, but today there are 712. Since 1991 over two-thirds of all abortion clinics have permanently closed. That trend reflects the shifting attitude of Americans toward the pro-life position.

Operation Rescue documented this trend in Project Daniel 5:25, which lists the remaining abortion clinics and encourages pro-life supporters to maintain a presence outside each one.

“This week, we mark the 37th memorial of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that decriminalized abortion and we mourn for the 50 million babies that were the cruel victims of that decision. Yet, at the same time, we rejoice that abortion clinics are closing at an unprecedented rate and that an increasing number of Americans are rejecting abortion in favor of embracing and cherishing life. The foundations of Roe have crumbled, and the abortion industry is not far behind,” said Newman.

To further speed the closure of abortion clinics, Operation Rescue is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of abortionists who are breaking the law.

  • John David Maher

    Thank you for your site. It is so informing. I am a “commie-lib” that is against abortion, and always will be. I have always known that abortion was the easy way out for adults that molest little girls. I have also known women that have been forced to have abortions when they wanted to keep the baby or let it be adopted. That was their choice, but it was denied them. Keep up the good work. This is one of the few things that I agree with conservatives, is the abortion issue (and gun control, so that I can defend myself against right wing reactionaries).

  • http://www.operationrescue.org Paula

    Praise God! There are more mills to close, but we in Ohio are grateful for one more death camp shutting it’s doors. Troy, Cheryl, et.al- help us close Haskell (of the partial-birth abortion “invention”), please! He
    does late-term in Ohio, even though ALL are wrong.

  • http://realchoice.blogspot.com Christina

    Praise God!

  • Patrick

    Praise the Lord.

  • Jonathan

    Great news! John, the bond of those who value sanctity of life is strong enough to tolerate disagreements on peripheral issues. If we view life as disposable, nothing else matters. It will be us eventually that become burdens to someone or society.

    Thank you for your honesty in thinking through issues independently of the most vocal supporters of those ideas. If you are honest on this subject, look out, you may become one of us conservatives:) We really are nice people. Thanks for your kindness also.

  • Sarah

    I hope the owner’s retirement is plagued with unrest and turmoil until he/she gets right with God. You can’t enjoy a retirement funded with blood money!

  • http://facebook,Tags,YEHWE,Countdownminsitries nenita hernandez

    We give glory to the almighty God for the closure of those abortion clinics killing babies in all those years. Let us pray for the closure of all abortion clinics not only in the US but in all the other parts of the world. I congratulate the Operation Rescue for all their efforts and the Pro-life groups who are continuously working on this purpose . Please continue and keep the good work. The Lord is always with you until the end. I believe God can make America an abortion free country.Hallelujah!!!