Ninth Abortion Clinic Closes in Michigan in Last Two Years
by Steven Ertelt | Lansing, MI | LifeNews.com | 4/16/13 1:45 PM
The ninth abortion clinic has closed in the state of Michigan in the last two years — and the sixth abortion business has closed in the state since just seven months ago.
That’s the good news the pro-life group Citizens for a Pro-Life Society relayed to LifeNews today in announcing the American Family Planning abortion center, , owned and operated by 73-year-old Korean-born abortion practitioner Noon-Nahm Ann for over 20 years, has permanently closed.
“The clinic’s last day was Friday April 12, 2013. The store-front clinic was located in a run-down section of East Dearborn, Michigan and primarily attracted women from impoverished minority groups desperate enough to seek its ‘services,’” the group told LifeNews via email.
The director of the group called AFP on Thursday, April 11th and was told by a clinic staff member that Ann was retiring and the clinic was closing on Friday.
“The AFP clinic was the constant focus of pro-life opposition particularly from pro-life activist Chris Coatney who literally stood outside of this clinic every day it was opened for the last 11 years—attempting to talk women out of abortions as they arrived for their appointments,” Citizens for a Pro-Life Society said. “Members of Guadalupe Partners, headed by Edmund Miller, talked women out of abortions at AFP for six years. This group saved many babies who otherwise would have been aborted by Ann.”
“Members of a local Catholic group prayed the rosary outside of the clinic for many years and, more recently, a 40 Days for Life campaign was conducted at the clinic, the last event in February and March 2013,” it added. “The closing of AFP marks the 6th abortion center to close its doors in Michigan since last September 2012 and the 9th abortion center to close, or be kept from opening in Michigan in the last 18 months! In addition, the retirement of Ann means that 3 major Michigan abortionists have retired this year—namely the notorious Alberto Hodari, as well as Enrique Gerbi.”
It may be possible to add a 4th abortionist who appears to have left the abortion practice, Robert Alexander. The group made a call to him four weeks ago and he confirmed that he was no longer doing abortions. At one time Alexander owned four abortion clinics in Michigan but his last clinic was shut down last December 2012 by order of the Muskegon fire marshal due to unsafe and unsanitary conditions.
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The Michigan abortion centers that have closed in the last 7 months are:
American Family Planning, East Dearborn (Ann)
Woman Care, Livonia (Hodari)
Women’s Advisory, Livonia (Reginald Sharpe)
Sharpe’s Family Planning, Detroit (Reginald Sharpe)
Women’s Medical Services, Bloomfield (Reginald Sharpe)
Woman’s Choice Clinic, Muskegon (Robert Alexander)
Add to this the closings, by order of the Michigan Attorney General, due to efforts of CPLS, RTL of Michigan and activist Chris Veneklase:
Woman’s Choice Clinic, Lansing
Woman’s Choice Clinic, Saginaw