Louisiana Pregnancy Clinic Damaged by Katrina Opens Near Abortion Center

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 26, 2006   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
September 26
, 2006

New Orleans, LA (LifeNews.com) — A pregnancy care center that offers pregnancy options and abortion alternatives to women in the New Orleans area has reopened next to an abortion center. The Woman’s New Life Center was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina but will start anew in the New Orleans suburb of Metairie.

The Woman’s New Life Center is a life-affirming counseling and medical clinic. The center first opened in October 2001 around the corner from a New Orleans abortion business.

Over a four-year period, 200 unborn babies and their mothers were saved from abortion and the professional staff at the facility helped facilitate the adoption of 11 babies.

When Hurricane Katrina severely damaged New Orleans in August 2005, the Woman’s New Life Center received five feet of water that stayed in the office for two weeks. Roof damage allowed water into the back part of the office.

"The new space affords the Center the opportunity of being located on a major thoroughfare and across from a major shopping mall," Susan Mire, a WNLC spokeswoman, said in a statement LifeNews.com obtained.

"Most important, the new office is located near the Causeway Medical Clinic, the largest abortion clinic in the state of Louisiana," Mire added.

She explained that women travel from Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, and other parts of Louisiana to obtain abortions at this facility.

"The location on North Causeway is good news for pregnant women in crisis, as it affords these women a chance to receive professional, life-affirming care and alternatives to abortion," Mire said.

Mire indicated the center was able to keep its crisis hotline going despite the damage to its offices and it continued to receive calls daily from women considering abortions.

Related web sites:
Woman’s New Life Center – https://www.womansnewlife.com