The pro-life group Operation Rescue informed LifeNews of the closure today and said it occurred because of significant health and safety violations.
“We are happy to announce that the closure of Women’s Medical Services is the twenty-fourth abortion clinic to close in 2012,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation.
“There is a lot more to tell about this closure, but we cannot disclose further details at this time. Suffice it to say that there were serious violations at Women’s Medical Services that made it unsafe to continue operating. This is one less abortion clinic that can prey upon vulnerable women and their pre-born babies, and for that, we are thankful.”
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“Abortion clinics are closing at a rate of about two per month,” said Newman. “In 1991, there were 2,176 abortion clinics in America. Today, there are just 660. Nearly 70% of all surgical abortion clinics have closed for good. We look forward to the day when all abortion sites have been shut down and the pre-born baby is once again protected by law.”
The sign notes the building “shall not be occupied until approval has been granted by the Fire Prevention Bureau of the City of Muskegon.”