Illinois Abortion Business Closes Down As Practitioner Vanishes

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 17, 2006   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
October 17
, 2006

Aurora, IL ( — An abortion business in this Chicago suburb is closing down, just weeks after the abortion practitioner who worked there vanished. The West Suburban Gynecology abortion business has been evicted from its longtime location on Galena Boulevard and local authorities went to the center on Monday to process the eviction order.

Kane County sheriff’s deputies removed equipment, furniture and other items from the abortion business on Monday morning.

Aleksander Jakubowski operated the abortion business from 1991 to 2005 before he retired.

Then, abortion practitioner Louis S. Meyers and his staff took over the West Suburban Gynecology abortion business and rented the facility from Jakubowski.

But several weeks ago, Meyers disappeared, the Suburban Chicago News reported.

"I don’t know what happened to them," Sheriff Ken Ramsey told the newspaper. "He just vanished."

SCN reports that Jakubowski has regained control of the property and plans to sell it and it is unknown as to whether an abortion business or someone else will purchase it. He said a for sale sign has been on the property for a few days.

Two pro-life advocates who frequently protested outside the abortion center said its closing was good news. John and Karen had been protesting outside it for years.

"We’re glad to see the place close," John told SCN. "But our prayers daily will be with the Jakubowskis, and the people who do this and think it is a good thing to do."

Joan Solms, another pro-life advocate who has demonstrated outside, said she doesn’t know what will happen.

"We have no idea what will transpire," she said. "All we know is that the clinic will not be operative for the next few days."

Calls from to the abortion center rang through to a local medical office that referred callers to local hospitals.

Aleksander Jakubowski is also known to have done abortions in Clearwater, Florida in the late 1980s.