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2013 Was Record Year For Abortion Clinic Closures

Just over two decades ago, America had nearly four times as many abortion facilities.


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Though politicians such as Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis have risen to prominence by expressing unequivocal support for the widespread annihilation of our next generation, statistics show the abortion industry is not as robust as it once was.

According to a study conducted by Operation Rescue, at least 87 abortion mills have shuttered their doors this year. That total represents a 12 percent drop in 2013 alone, leaving the total number of such death clinics at 582.

Just over two decades ago, America had nearly four times as many abortion facilities.

Operation Rescue President Troy Newman explained the significance of this trend. He argued the “numbers show that the pro-life movement is gaining ground and that the abortion industry is collapsing,” which he concluded is “mostly due to its own negligence and greed, which has been exposed by their unwillingness an inability to comply with even the most rudimentary safety standards.”

The report included a number of additional reasons for the closures, including a decreased demand for abortions, an increase in anti-abortion activism, more restrictive state laws, and retiring abortionists.

“We’ve been able to categorically debunk the notion that the abortion industry is winning,” Newman said, adding America is “witnessing the death throes of the abortion cartel.”

Newman explained his organization operates AbortionDocs.org, which provides information about closed abortion clinics and those facing some criminal or disciplinary action.

“It represents the most accurate information on abortion clinics in existence,” he noted.

Despite dozens of closures, Planned Parenthood continues to largely carry the abortion industry on its shoulders. With 172 surgical abortion clinics in the U.S. along with a network of facilities that offer only abortifacient drugs, the organization is a taxpayer-subsidized purveyor of death.

Newman, however, expects even that stranglehold to be loosened as more and more Americans turn against the ghastly practice of abortion.

He cited the increased demand for more stringent abortion laws in recent years as a signal of shifting public sentiment.

“Much of that legislation was inspired by information gathered by pro-life groups, including Operation Rescue, which have increasingly publicized documentation of abortion abuses,” he noted. “Once legislators find out what is really going on at abortion clinics in their states, they understand the urgency of passing pro-life laws that protect women and their babies from clinics that prey on their vulnerabilities.”

It seems that as the pro-abortion clamor grows louder the movement itself becomes more ineffective.

–B. Christopher Agee

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