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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Abortion Activist Makes Shocking Admission: We’re Losing and Abortion Clinics are Closing

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By Dave Andrusko
Life News


In pro-life circles, no one has documented and explained the depletion–the shrinking number –of abortion clinics more thoughtfully and more thoroughly than NRLC’s Dr. Randall K. O’Bannon, director of education and research. 


That is why it is appropriate that this morning Randy would forward me a story by Madeleine Schwartz, “Abortion Clinics In Blue States Are Closing, Too.” That headline speaks volumes and is a necessary corrective to the endless supply of superficial stories about how/why the number of abortion clinics is dropping.

The abortion industry and its hordes of media apologists spend most of their time lamenting how “red states”–which is code for them for conservative Republican statehouses–are “closing down” abortion clinics. We hope and believe that laws are having an effect by closing down dangerous and substandard facilities, and helping women consider life affirming alternatives to abortion. 


But Ms. Schwartz’s larger observation, one rarely acknowledged outside of NRL News Today, is that abortion clinics are closing everywhere for reasons that go far beyond changes in the law.

Schwartz uses the Women’s Health Specialists of California, a group of six abortion clinics in Northern California, as a way of illustrating what is happening in even the bluest of blue states. 

Schwartz observes that executive director Shauna Heckert feels lucky to be working in a blue state. California abortion laws are among the most favorable to providers. The state is the only one rated A+by the lobbying group NARAL Pro-Choice America in its state-by-state survey. 


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