Aborting unborn babies truly is all about the money for many abortionists and abortion clinic owners.
Maryland late-term abortion clinic owner Todd Stave basically admitted as much to the Washington Post in a recent interview. Stave said he decided to sell his Germantown abortion facility earlier this year because it isn’t making enough money.
Stave said his decision was “driven by the declining demand for abortion and the soaring cost of security. Though Stave vehemently supports a woman’s right to choose and felt conflicted about selling the clinic, ‘it’s still a business,’ he said. ‘And a business has to make money,’” according to the report.
He said the number of abortions they perform every week can be “counted on one hand” now.
Stave’s Maryland facility is notorious for being one of the last abortion clinics in the nation that performs late-term abortions on viable unborn babies. At least one woman died along with her unborn baby after an abortion at Stave’s facility and several more were injured. Late-term abortion practitioner LeRoy Carhart works there.
“It’s a tough thing to do. There’s no question about it,” Stave told the newspaper. “My father started [the clinic] shortly after Roe v. Wade was passed. It was one of the longest, continuously operating businesses in the country, and we feel that we have served the community for a very long time, in a cause we strongly believe in.”
Stave recently sold the facility to a pro-life group, the Maryland Coalition for Life, which runs pregnancy resource centers that provide women and babies with life-affirming options.
He said he feels like he is “letting the public down” by ending the late-term abortion business, but it just isn’t making money anymore.
Abortion facilities are closing across the country as demand for their deadly business declines. Abortions are at an all-time low since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade in 1974. At one point abortions soared as high as 1.6 million a year in the U.S., but now they are less than 1 million a year.
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Pro-life advocates and even abortion advocacy groups have admitted that pro-life laws, education and outreach are causing the decline. More women are learning the truth that their unborn babies are valuable human beings and are finding the support that they and their babies deserve.
Stave claims he and his family have been harassed by pro-lifers, another reason for shutting down his business. But he also has been accused of the same actions against pro-lifers. In 2011, pro-life sidewalk advocate Peter Shinn alleged that Stave struck him while standing on a public sidewalk outside the abortion facility, according to Operation Rescue. He also allegedly called Maryland pro-life leader Michael Martelli at home and threatened his family and his children by name.
Carhart, who also aborts unborn babies in Nebraska, said he will find another way to do late-term abortions in Maryland, but Stave said he doubts the abortionist will be able to find someone willing to rent to him.
“Stave said Carhart is going to have a hard time finding another landlord willing to put up with the protesters, the exorbitant security rates, the legal fees, the whole fight,” according to the report.
It would be great news for unborn babies and moms if Stave is right.