Project Daniel 5:25 is 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. Daniel told the king that God had weighed his kingdom in the balances and found it wanting, therefore its days were numbered.
In that same spirit, Operation Rescue has looked at the “handwriting on the wall” as far as the abortion cartel is concerned and determined that it is a failing industry whose days are numbered due to changing attitudes toward abortion and decreased demand because of those changes. In addition, Operation Rescue and other pro-life groups are increasingly working to expose abortion clinic wrong-doing, which has led to the closure of dozens of abortion clinics, the arrest of several abortionists, license revocations, and in some cases, jail sentences.
We conducted an extensive research project to determine exactly the number and location of every surgical abortion business in America. This research will be the basis of a number of projects planned for the future that will use peaceful, legal means to close abortion clinics.
In 1991, there were nearly 2,200 abortion clinics. Today there are just 678. (As of Sept. 28, 2011) The pro-life movement should take encouragement in the fact that since 1991 over two-thirds of all abortion clinics have permanently closed.
Project Daniel 5:25 lists the names and addresses of the surgical abortion clinics in order to encourage pro-life activists to maintain a prayer and sidewalk counseling presence at these sites and act as watchdogs over the abortion cartel. We encourage pro-life supporters to carry cameras and other recording devices and document incidents of abortion injury and other wrongdoing, so that it can be reported to the proper law enforcement or oversight authorities.
Operation Rescue offers guidance to pro-life activists who not only want to protest abortion and pray for its end, but also are willing to work though legal channels to close the abortion mills for good. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 1-316-683-6790.
CLOSING CLINICS SAVES LIVES
We know from experience that closing abortion clinics saves lives. In 2006, Operation Rescue bought and closed Central Women’s Services, an abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas. On the day we took possession of the building, we were able to speak with one woman who came for an abortion, but chose instead to keep her baby. The building was completely renovated and now serves as Operation Rescue’s national headquarters.
Over the ensuing months, many women have come to our offices seeking abortions. We have referred them to a pro-life pregnancy center next door where the director tells us that every woman who has come to them seeking an abortion at our former abortion building has instead made the decision to chose life for their babies.
Since the closure of Women’s Health Care Services in June, 2009, Wichita has become an abortion-free community. That same pregnancy center reports a dramatic increase in business and in requests for adoption information. Since abortions are not available in Wichita, more and more women who would have resorted to abortion as a quick solution to their problems have instead sought the help and support they needed to cope with their crisis pregnancies in ways that did not include the intentional death of their babies.
ADDITIONAL SUPPORTING DATA
This trend is documentable through available statistical data. In fact, statistics show that the abortion rates have continued to decrease each year from a national high of 25 per 1,000 in 1980 to a national rate of 15 per 1,000 in 2005, the latest year for which there is available data. As public opinion shifts toward the pro-life position and as access to abortion services decreases, women are increasingly rejecting abortion in favor of life for their babies.
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Below you will find an interactive map indicating the location of every abortion clinic in America. Click on pins to see information on each clinic. Purple pins indicate Planned Parenthood abortion clinics. The red pins indicate all other abortion clinics. You can zoom in for a closer view.
Below the map we have listed each location by state. In that list you will find the number of clinics per state, the ratio of women aged 15-44 per abortion clinic, and the abortion rate per 1,000 women aged 15-44 in that state. We have also ranked each state for ratio of women per clinic and for abortion rate. We have also provided charts and a graph where the statistical information can be easily viewed. (Map and charts current as of December, 2009. Some change has occurred since this data was compiled, and is reflected in the clinic list below.)
View Chart: Ratio of Women Ages 15-44 Per Abortion Clinic (Source: Operation Rescue)
View Chart: American Abortions (Source: The Guardian)
View Graph: Relationship Between Ratio of Women Per Abortion Clinic and Abortion Rate (Source: Operation Rescue)
The number of abortion clinics and their locations were complied by Operation Rescue with the aid of resources supplied by Life Dynamics, Inc. Information concerning the ratio of women per abortion clinic was based on data obtained from the Center for Disease Control. Information on the abortion rate was taken from a report compiled by The Guardian that was also based on CDC data.