Roe v. Wade Fade: Six States Have Only One Remaining Abortion Facility

By Cheryl Sullenger

Washington, DC – On the 44th Memorial of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that decriminalized abortion in America, we stop today to mourn the loss of an estimated 60 million innocent lives. However, amid that unspeakable tragedy, there is now reason to hope, according to information released today by Operation Rescue.

Last week, it was learned that two surgical abortion facilities, one in West Virginia and one in Kentucky are permanently closing. That adds those states to a growing list of states with only one abortion facility.

Today, the following six states have a single abortion facility:

• Kentucky
• Mississippi
• Missouri
• North Dakota
• South Dakota
• West Virginia

The Kanawha Surgicenter in Charleston, West Virginia, posted a sign on its door informing customers that it would permanently close on January 17, 2017. The Charleston Gazette reported that the owner and abortionist, Gorli Harlish, had moved to California two years ago and would no longer be commuting monthly to West Virginia to conduct abortions.

In Kentucky, the EMW Women’s Center announced that it would permanently close on January 27, 2017, after it lost its least in the building in which it had been operating since 1989. It was forced to halt abortions in June 2016, after it was discovered that it had been operating without a facility license.

In addition, there are ten states that have 2-3 abortion facilities remaining. Those states are Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Nebraska, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

“As abortion facilities close, we see the number of abortions dramatically decrease in our country,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman, referring to surveys recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and the Guttmacher Institute. “This tells us that more women are joining the trend of rejecting abortion. This is great news on a day that we remember the millions of babies — and all too often, their mothers — who have died since 1973. We pray that soon, no babies will die from the barbaric practice of abortion.”

Operation Rescue conducts annual surveys of U.S. abortion facilities and has documented the decrease in the number of abortion facilities over time. In 1991, there were 2,176 surgical abortion facilities in America. Today there are 516.

Since 2000, when the abortion drug Mifepristone (RU 486) was approved for use in the U.S., a number of abortion facilities have cropped up that only dispense abortion-inducing drugs. The number of those facilities today is 214.

Read OR’s statement on why abortions are decreasing.

One Planned Parenthood Abortionist is Out of a Job. Here’s Why.

By Cheryl Sullenger

Washington, DC – One Planned Parenthood abortionist is out of a job as a consequence of November’s election.

Planned Parenthood’s Nicola Moore, a traveling abortionist (some say “fly-by-night”) was employed by the Clinton Global Initiative, which is now shutting down, according to documents obtained by Operation Rescue.

Moore served as a “Women’s Health Clinical Advisor” for the Clinton Health Access Initiative, a subset organization of the Clinton Global Initiative, which openly partnered with Moore’s other employer, Planned Parenthood. Together, their purpose was to distribute birth control and address “young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health care,” especially in Africa and Latin America.

“Reproductive health care” is, of course, the Abortion Cartel’s favorite code phrase for abortion.

The Clinton Global Initiative came under fire during the 2016 Presidential Campaign for using the Clinton Global Initiative as little more than a “slush fund” for the Clinton’s “pay to play” scheme, in which foreign countries and the wealthy elite would make hefty multi-million dollar donations in exchange for political favors.

One such scheme first reported by Operation Rescue, involved payments made by an Ecuadorian crime family in exchange for help with immigration to the U.S. to avoid lengthy prison sentences. That family founded the California organ procurement company DV Biologics, which has been sued by the Orange County District Attorney for illegally profiting from the sale of aborted baby body remains.

After Clinton’s defeat, donations to the Clinton Global Initiative have reportedly dried up.

“The closure of the Clinton Global Initiative is a welcome outcome of the Presidential election. Its demise puts an end to unprecedented corruption through which abortion was promoted around the globe,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

Related:

Corrupt Clinton Foundation’s Partnership with Planned Parenthood Promotes Abortion Around the Globe
‘Pay to Slay’: Foreign Crime Family Reached Hillary Clinton for Immigration Favors so They Could Run a Baby Parts Harvesting Business
Look Who Works for the Clinton Health Access Initiative: It’s the “Fly-In Abortionista”
Operation Rescue Unmasks the “Fly-In Abortionista”

Ambulance Transports Woman with Breathing Difficulties from Unsanitary Abortion Center

By Cheryl Sullenger

Dallas, TX – An ambulance was called to Southwestern Women’s Surgery Center in Dallas, Texas, on January 12, 2017, to aid a woman who was removed from the abortion facility in a wheel chair prior to being loaded into the ambulance.

According to radio communications obtained by Operation Rescue, an ambulance was dispatched to the abortion facility at 12:21 pm. The recording indicated that the woman in need of emergency care was having difficulty breathing.

Southwestern Women’s Surgery Center (SWSC) is considered a high-volume abortion facility, conducting approximately 50 surgical abortions per day. It is owned and operated by aging abortionist Curtis Boyd, who turns 80 in March and is said to still conduct surgical abortions there.

Boyd is perhaps best known as the owner of Southwestern Women’s Options in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the largest late-term abortion facility in the U.S. That facility was recently referred to the New Mexico Attorney General’s office for criminal prosecution related to the illegal sale of aborted baby remains and failing to provide informed consent to women.

SWSC is licensed as an “Ambulatory Surgical Center,” which supposedly requires it to maintain a higher standard than facilities licensed as “Abortion Clinics.”

However, the most recent inspection report available for SWSC, dated November 24, 2015, tells a different story about horrific conditions women have been subjected to there.

Within the 22 pages of violations were found a litany of problems, including untrained staff, unsanitary conditions, failure to maintain the sterility of surgical instruments, and failure to follow up with women who were given abortion drugs, to name a few.

However, perhaps the most shocking finding was related to SWSC’s storage and disposal of contaminated waste and aborted baby remains.

Inspectors found the Biohazard Room packed “floor to ceiling” with bags of soiled linens and biohazard boxes. There was a refrigerator that contained aborted baby remains, but the room was so junky, that the inspector could not access that refrigerator.

On the second day of the inspection, bags of dirty linens were found crammed into nearly every available space, including the patient recovery room. Again, access to the refrigerator storing aborted baby remains was not possible due to the obstructions, which the staff never bothered to remove.

If the storage refrigerator could not be accessed, one can only wonder how the remains from the day’s abortions could possibly be refrigerated, and how it was possible for a disposal firm to collect the refrigerated remains.

Unfortunately, SWSC isn’t unique when it comes to badly failing health and safety inspections. The most recent inspection reports available for each abortion facility in Texas were obtained by Operation Rescue. They showed 16 out of 17 abortion facilities failed their inspections and were cited for a wide range of violations.

In addition to the unsanitary conditions and practices found at SWSC, it also has a history of medical emergencies, including one that took place on February 29, 2016.

“Licensing regulations are only as good as their enforcement, and in Texas, the Department of Health Care Quality has not adequately enforced those laws for the protection of the public from abortion dumps like the Southwestern Women’s Surgery Center,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “That leads to women needing emergency medical care, as we just saw.”

But women seeking abortions at the Dallas facility have ready access to alternatives than can help them avoid the dangers that lurk at SWSC. Across the parking lot from the busy abortion business, Birth Choice, a pregnancy help center that is fully accredited by the Accreditation of Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). It provides FREE help to pregnant ladies six days a week.

“We pray more women will take advantage of the help available at pregnancy help centers like Birth Choice,” said Newman. “It would spare not only the lives of their babies, but also possibly spare the women an unplanned trip to the emergency room or maybe even their own lives.”

Background on Boyd: “Am I killing? Yes, I am. I know that.”