An abortion business in Pensacola is the latest to close its doors and the closing follows a 40 Days for Life prayer campaign where local pro-life advocates prayed this would happen.
AMS, Affiliated Medical Services, is one of two abortion centers in the Florida city and it was located on 6115 Village Oaks Drive. However, local pro-life advocate Bob Brady informs LifeNews that the last day of abortions was August 5 and it has closed down, after Dione Pro, Inc. filed a lawsuit against it over unpaid mortgage payments for the facility.
Brady says the county sheriff’s office has posted a notice on the outside of the abortion clinic facility reading: “This is to give notice on this date ECSO Civil Division has taken immediate possession of the proscribed property in Escambia County Florida at 6115 Village Oaks Drive 32524. And put plaintiff agent in possession of same this 15th day of August 2011. Case # 2011 CC 002472 in the case styled DIONE PRO INC. a Florida Corporation. Plaintiff vs AMS of Pensacola. All vacate without delay. If you reenter you are guilty of criminal violation & subject to arrest.”
“The Escambia County Sheriff has taken possession of the AMS abortion clinic located at 6115 Village Oaks Dr. Pensacola, FL, and has ordered the building be vacated,” he told LifeNews. “Anyone reentering will be guilty of a criminal violation and be subject to arrest as of August 15, 2011.”
Brady says a writ of possession to the Sheriff was issued by Judge Pat Kinsey on that date.
“Prolifers have been praying the rosary, offering assistance to women entering the clinic and witnessing for life at this abortion clinic for about 10 years. Of interest is the fact that the “as of date” is the Feast of the Assumption,” he said.
In 2009, another abortion business in Pensacola closed after state officials determined it had operated for well over a year without a proper medical license. Officials with the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration inspected the Community Healthcare Center abortion business and determined the center’s laboratory license had been expired for 413 days.
The closing follows news last week that Planned Parenthood would no longer do abortions at some Arizona locations because it declined to follow new pro-life laws enacted in that state.
Meanwhile, a California-based abortion business closed in July after 40 Days for Life pro-life prayer events there.
Earlier this year, Family Planning Associates, one of the largest abortion center chains in California, closed the abortion business it runs in Newport Beach. Operation Rescue president Troy Newman informed LifeNews about the closing of the FPA abortion facility and he said the Newport Beach location is one “where pro-lifers have been sidewalk counseling and praying for decades” and “its closure is an encouragement that we are winning.”
With FPA closing up shop in Newport Beach, it joins the closing of all five Golden Gate Community Health locations in the San Francisco area. Formerly known as Planned Parenthood Golden Gate, the GGCH abortion centers closed after financial problems and mismanagement forced national Planned Parenthood officials to disaffiliate the local affiliate.
Also earlier this year, two Pennsylvania abortion clinics operated by abortionist Soleiman M. Soli were closed by state officials in the wake of the discovery of Kermit Gosnell’s “house of horrors” where he killed a woman in a botched abortion and killed hundreds of babies in birth-induced abortions that are essentially infanticides. Soli closed the clinics and retired rather than clean them up.
The closings follow the permanent closure of a Planned Parenthood abortion referral center in Ohio. Planned Parenthood of Northeast Ohio will be closing one of its centers north of Columbus, in Galion, because it says it is has come up on financial difficulties that make it necessary to consolidate.