Dallas, Texas to See Opening of New 24-Week Late-Term Abortion Business
by Steven Ertelt
November 4, 2009
Dallas, TX (LifeNews.com) — The residents of Dallas, Texas were ecstatic when the Aaron Women’s Health Center late-term abortion business closed in June 2008. Now, local pro-life advocates inform LifeNews.com that the Southwestern Women’s Surgery Center will be the new late-term abortion center in town when it opens its doors.
Aaron’s was the last late-term abortion center in Dallas but that will change when Southwestern begins doing abortions on babies up to 24 weeks into pregnancy.
Karen Garnett, Executive Director of the Catholic Pro-Life Committee, shared the disappointing news.
“While we were aware that plans were in the works for a possible new facility affiliated with Fairmount after Aaron’s’ closure, we have been praying that this would not be an additional facility," she said.
“We are calling on people of faith from all over Dallas and the surrounding suburbs to join with us in a renewed, massive prayer and public witness effort against this grave evil in our community," she added.
Garnett continued, "We also ask all people of faith to pray for the conversion of heart of abortionist Dr. Curtis Boyd, his wife Glenna Halvorson-Boyd, Ph.D., and all the clinic staff at the Southwestern abortion center on Greenville Avenue, as well as the abortionists and clinic workers at the other four abortion facilities in Dallas."
The new facility will be located at the northeast corner of Royal Lane and Greenville Ave. in North Dallas.
Garnett said local pro-life advocates shared the news with tenants and those arriving at the complex that a new late-term abortion facility was opening there.
"Not one person that they spoke to knew that this was a late-term abortion facility," she said.
"We have confirmed that the new facility in North Dallas is a relocation from Fairmount; there remain five abortion centers in Dallas, down from 13 in 1990," Garnett explained.
She said the location of the new abortion center will make it more difficult for pro-life advocates to provide women going to the abortion center with positive alternatives.
Aaron Women’s Health Center was one of three abortion businesses in Texas authorized to do late-term abortions when it upgraded its facility in early 2005 to comply with a new state law regulating abortion centers as "ambulatory surgical centers."
When it complied with the new law, it qualified to do abortions on unborn babies older than 16 weeks’ gestation.
Members of the Catholic Pro-Life Committee, the Respect Life Ministry of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas, maintained a constant presence of peaceful prayer and sidewalk counseling in front of Aaron’s for over a decade.
They were the second group in the nation to undertake the 40 Days for Life campaign in 2004 that saw nearly 1,000 people from dozens of different churches participate.
Related web sites:
Catholic Pro-Life Committee – http://prolifedallas.org
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