Abortion Clinic that Killed 50,000 Babies was Closed Using 4 Steps Outlined in New Book

Wichita, Kansas – Once known as Wichita Family Planning, a rundown abortion facility was the site of high drama during the Summer of Mercy in the summer of 1991.

As temperatures soared into triple digits, hundreds of men and women jammed the alley and parking lot surrounding the squatty brick structure that housed Wichita’s lesser-known abortion facility. The frustrated clinic administrator looked on, fumbling with the keys to the clinic’s door, anxious for the police to clear a path so she could begin her scheduled day of child-killing.

At one point police officers mounted on horseback, also frustrated with the resolute crowd that steadfastly refused to disperse as long as innocent lives were at risk, drove their horses into the helpless crowd of praying Christians even as they lifted their voices to heaven in prayer and hymns.

Eventually, dozens of pro-life activists, including moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas, pastors and businessmen, were arrested and hauled away on city buses.

Eventually, the killing resumed.

Fast forward to 2006. Central Family Planning – that same abortion business that had survived that hot, tumultuous summer of 1991 — was in serious financial trouble, so much so that they had been secretly underpaying their rent for months.

In their new book, Abortion Free, Troy Newman and Cheryl Sullenger of a newly revamped Operation Rescue, relate how they used an unexpected opportunity presented by this struggling abortion business to finally close that abortion clinic down – not for a few hours or for a day – but permanently.

They share how that facility now stands as a testimony to the community and the nation of God’s redemptive power as it serves as Operation Rescue’s National Headquarters.

Instead of being a chamber of killing and untold suffering, Operation Rescue is now using the facility to save innocent lives by working a simple plan that is closing abortion clinics across America.

Newman and Sullenger now share that plan with you in their new book, Abortion Free: Your Manual for Building a Pro-Life America One Community at a Time.

Through often dramatic stories from their 50 years of combined pro-life experience, including their all-out effort to shut down the largest late-term abortionist in the free world, Newman and Sullenger outline that plan step by step, which has already proven to be effective at reducing abortions and creating abortion free communities.

Abortion Free is a “must read” for everyone who wants to see abortion end and babies saved!

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We Will Not Comply: California Forces Churches to Directly Fund Abortions

Sacramento, CA – To the dismay of California’s people of faith, the California Department of Managed Health Care has reclassified abortion as a “basic health service” under the Affordable Care Act and ordered all insurance plans in the state to begin covering surgical abortions immediately. Even churches are not exempt from funding abortions.

Operation Rescue opposes this policy that forces men and women who deeply oppose abortion on religious grounds to fund surgical abortion in violation of their faith, and encourages others to oppose it as well.

“Since Obamacare was first introduced, we warned that the day could come when Christians would be required by the state to violate their consciences through forced payments for abortion,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “Now, with this mandate in California that imposes forced abortion funding on churches, it has come time for men and women of faith to stand against this tyranny and refuse to comply with this unjust law that would make us accessories to the taking of innocent human life.”

Last year, Operation Rescue launched the “Pledge for the Preservation of Life and Liberty,” which has been signed by most of the nation’s best respected pro-life leaders.

This Pledge has been carefully crafted to stand as a ‘line in the sand’ regarding any scenario in which the Affordable Care Act forces individuals to participate – whether directly or indirectly – in the destruction of human life. In short, the pro-life movement has chosen one answer to being forced to fund abortion through healthcare: We will not comply.

“I have made the decision not to comply with any unjust law that would force me to pay for abortions – no matter the personal cost to me,” Newman said. “Instead, I have chosen to engage in peaceful civil disobedience rather than violate my faith and conscience. Those in California need to understand that this assault on our religious liberties is just the beginning. It will never end if we do not stand firm today and refuse to fund abortions. Religious freedom and the lives of babies that would be lost if we capitulate are more than worth the personal sacrifice. I invite Californians to join me in resisting this evil mandate.”

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Five Abortion Facilities Stay Closed After Supreme Court Blocks Enforcement of Texas Safety Standards

Austin, TX — While the status of abortion facilities in Texas remains in flux, a new survey of Texas abortion businesses conducted by Operation Rescue on Monday, October 20, 2014, shows five abortion facilities still remain closed even though they were temporarily allowed to reopen under last week’s Supreme Court ruling.

Earlier this month, 14 abortion facilities that failed to comply with HB2’s requirement that abortion clinics meet Ambulatory Surgical Center standards shut down after the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals allowed Texas to enforce abortion clinic safety standards pending the State’s appeal of a lower court ruling that decided the safety law was unconstitutional.

Nine of those reopened last week after the High Court’s ruled abortion facilities may remain open pending the appeal. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to expedite the case and could hear it as early as December. If the State is successful, the abortion facilities could once again be ordered to close.

Of the 14 abortion facilities that shut down earlier this month, the following have remained closed:

• International Health Solutions in Austin
• Hilltop Reproductive Health Services in El Paso
• Whole Women’s Health in Ft. Worth
• AAA Concerned Women’s Center in Houston
• Aalto Women’s Center in Houston

The two Houston abortion facilities have shut down permanently while the other three clinics appear to be attempting to reopen at some future time.

“Last week’s Supreme Court ruling is only a temporary one that is pending the outcome of the state’s appeal in the Fifth Circuit. We remain confident that the full Fifth Circuit will uphold HB2, then the abortion facilities that reopened will once again shut down,” said Newman. “The courts various rulings has put us on a roller coaster ride of emotions. Certainly we are not happy that nine facilities that cannot meet minimum safety standards remain dangerously open, but we remain optimistic that a permanent victory is forthcoming.”

Fifteen abortion facilities that were shuttered last year due to a provision in the law that requires abortionists to maintain local hospital privileges remain permanently closed, resulting in a 13 percent reduction in the number of abortions in the past 16 months.

“Every time one of these sub-par abortion mills shuts down, lives are saved and women are spared from possible harm,” said Newman. “Women have a right to be protected from shoddy operations that endanger their health, so closing these facilities benefits women.”

A full listing of active Texas abortion facilities are available at AbortionDocs.org. A listing of all recently closed abortion facilities can be viewed at AbortionDocs.org/closed-clinics.

Below is a timeline of events in Texas that have resulted in the permanent closure of half the state’s 42 abortion clinics.

July 13, 2013: Texas passes HB2, a sweeping abortion clinic standards law that includes requirements that abortionists must maintain local hospital privileges and that facilities must meet Ambulatory Surgical Facility standards. Gov. Rick Perry signed it into law on July 18, 2014.

March 28, 2013: In response to a suit filed by several Texas abortion facilities, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rules that HB2’s hospital privilege requirement is constitutional.

November 5, 2013:
Operation Rescue confirms the closure of 16 abortion facilities as the result of enactment of HB2, specifically the local hospital privilege requirement for all abortionists

July 24, 2014: A new study was released that showed abortions in Texas decreased a dramatic 13% since HB2’s hospital privilege requirement went into effect.

August 29, 2014: Federal Court Judge Lee Yeakel ruled that the building requirements of Texas’ abortion facility licensing law, known as HB2, were unconstitutional and also set aside the requirement that abortionists maintain local hospital privileges only for abortion businesses in the Rio Grande Valley and El Paso areas. One abortion facility in McAllen reopens.

October 2, 2014: A three-member panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issues a ruling that the state of Texas may enforce the clinic standards law pending the state’s appeal. As a result 14 abortion businesses shut down, leaving Texas with only nine remaining abortion facilities.

October 14, 2014: U.S. Supreme Court vacates the Fifth Circuit’s nullification of a lower court’s injunction that barred parts of HB2 from being enforced. The result was that nine abortion facilities that cannot meet minimum safety standards have been allowed to reopen.