by Steven Ertelt
June 24, 2005
West Palm Beach, FL (LifeNews.com) — An abortion facility in southern Florida has been evicted from its building after apparently misrepresenting itself to its landlords. According to a local pro-life advocate, the abortion business told owners of the building it rented that it would not be performing abortions.
On June 16, the WomanCare abortion business in West Palm Beach, Florida was evicted from its 750 S. Military Trail offices, it’s third location in the past few years.
Susan Pine, president of local pro-life organization FACE Life, said "my understanding [is] that WomanCare misrepresented themselves to the property owner in order to secure the location."
"Although WomanCare is an abortion center, they made no statements to the fact that they perform abortions," Pine added.
According to Pine, Tammy Sobieski, WomanCare’s owner, also has an abortion facility she operates in Cocoa, Florida and she has closed down that business as well. Pine says Sobieski was required to notify the property owner by June 19 of her intent to renew her lease and she didn’t do so.
"That property manager also wanted the abortion center out and by August 19, his wish will come true," Pine explained.
Pine said her group was pleased that southern Florida will have two fewer abortion centers.
"We are thrilled that there are two less facilities in our beautiful state that are focused on the destruction of innocent human life, that exploit women in dire and unusual circumstances, and that rob men of their fatherhood," she said.
Sobieski previously operated the WomanCare abortion business in Lake Worth, Florida and she relocated the facility to West Palm Beach in July 2004 after the building was firebombed. The blaze damaged patient records, medical equipment, and artwork that decorated the offices, but no one was injured.
Pine said no one from her group was involved in the arson.
"Our activists are non-violent, churchgoing people who would have no thoughts of doing something like that. It’s not what pro-life people believe in," Pine told the Sun-Sentinel newspaper at the time.
At the time, she estimated the abortion business performed as many as 5,000 abortions annually.
Sobieski’s chain of abortion centers also include facilities in Orlando and Daytona.