Notorious Rockford Abortion Mill Closed By State

Receptionists tells callers that the clinic is permanently closed

Rockford, IL — The notorious Northern Illinois Women’s Center in Rockford, Illinois, was ordered closed by the State after it failed to comply with numerous health code violations, according to an order that was issued on September 20, 2011.

A woman answering the clinic’s phone this morning told the caller that the clinic had permanently stopped providing all services, including abortions. She offered referrals for pregnancy tests to the Health Department.

“This abortion mill couldn’t be closed fast enough. Not only is it a danger to the public, but it was the heart of despicable attacks on Christians and their faith,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “It’s no wonder that this clinic had been called ‘evil’ and a ‘House of Horror.’”

The abortion clinic is located in an ill-kept former church building that was first licensed in 1992. It was initially inspected June 6-8 where numerous violations of the state Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Licensing Requirements Code and Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Inspectors returned on September 15 and found that the violations had not been addressed.

According to the Rockford Register Star, inspectors discovered during the inspection on September 15 that neither of the two abortionists had required hospital privileges. The clinic had no registered nurse present during invasive procedures as required, nor was a registered nurse to supervise the nursing care of patients. The clinic also lacked an agreement with a licensed laboratory to conduct tests not done at the clinic.

Also, inspectors found that all three of the abortion rooms “failed to ensure a sanitary environment.” Surgical instruments were not sanitized, and “brown substances” were found on surgical equipment and gloves.

The owners of NIWC were outrageous in their behavior toward pro-life supporters who endured much abuse while offering assistance to abortion-bound women. The clinic was known to display sacrilegious images, including a rubber chicken dangling from a cross, and signage mocking pro-lifers and Christianity. In 2009, pro-lifers filed suit against the clinic for video-taped a rant by an operative of the clinic that included racial slurs and attacks.

“The closure of this clinic is a testament to the faithfulness of the local activists who would not give up in the face of adversity and persecution. We congratulate them,” said Newman.

“It is also another example of how enforcement of laws already on the books can shut down abortion clinics now. We know from our long experience that when abortion clinics close, lives are saved. Pro-lifers everywhere should demand health inspections of the abortion clinics in their areas and demand that abortion and health code laws be strictly enforced.”

Below is an example of the outrageous abortion clinic conduct that pro-lifers had to endure in Rockford. Caution: Offensive images