A second abortion clinic in Georgia closed this week after being accused of hiding its abortion business from the landlord and allowing staff to do medical procedures without a license, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Alpha Gynecology and Consulting opened in 2015 in Marietta, Georgia, under the operation of abortionist Daniel McBrayer, who has violated state laws in the past.
After word went around that the facility was doing abortions, the landlord of the property filed a lawsuit, claiming McBrayer did not disclose that he would be doing abortions, the report states. According to the report, it also claimed the staff were performing medical procedures that they were not licensed to do. However, the report does not specify what the medical procedures were.
The lawsuit went into mediation and appears to now be settled; however, lawyers said they are bound by a non-disclosure agreement after the mediation, the report states.
Recently, the abortion clinic announced on its website that it is closing, apparently as a result of the lawsuit. LifeNews reported a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Augusta, Georgia also announced this week that it will be closing its doors.
Pro-lifers have been protesting outside of the Marietta abortion clinic since August, according to the report. After learning that the abortion clinic is closing, pro-lifers outside said they expect McBrayer will try to find another place to run his abortion business.
McBrayer has had previous run-ins with the law. Georgia Right to Life previously told LifeNews:
Dr. Daniel McBrayer runs the Alpha GROUP GYN P.C. Former staff members have noted patients returning because of incomplete abortions, re-using disposable medical equipment, duct-taping tables and chairs used for surgery and recovery, passing infections through improperly sterilized equipment and using soiled blankets and sheets.
McBrayer also was charged with simple battery after he punched a woman in the face in front of her two small children.
In addition, McBrayer’s license was placed on probation for two years after he admitted to performing second trimester abortions outside an ambulatory surgical center.
A number of abortion clinics have closed recently, contributing to a national decline. Between 2011 and 2015, at least 162 abortion clinics have shut or stopped doing abortions; 21 new abortion clinics opened in that same time period, according to a Bloomberg analysis. The top four states that saw abortion clinics close were Texas with 30-plus, Iowa with 14, Michigan with 13 and California with 12, according to the report. A report from Operation Rescue also showed 53 abortion clinics closed in 2015 alone.
In February, a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Blacksburg, Virginia also announced that it was closing because it was losing business, LifeNews reported.