North Carolina Abortion Clinic Closes, Baby Saved as Mom Arrives

State   Steven Ertelt   Feb 4, 2013   |   1:46PM    Greensboro, NC

North Carolina pro-life advocates are celebrating the closure of another abortion clinic, this one in Greensboro. Over the weekend, local pro-life advocates posted on Facebook confirmation that the A Woman’s Choice abortion clinic in Greensboro, North Carolina, has closed.

The pro-life group Operation Rescue informed LifeNews of the closure and said that, while the reasons for is closing remain unclear, a call to the police confirmed that the clinic had indeed permanently closed.

“Pro-life activists arrived at the clinic on Saturday to discover that the doors were locked and that the furnishings had been removed from the office,” OR told LifeNews today. “As a result, one woman who tried to go to the clinic on Saturday for an abortion spoke instead to pro-life sidewalk counselors. The mother took the closure as a divine sign and decided to keep her baby.”

This closure follows on the heels of another closure last week of the Capital Care Network, an abortion clinic in Lima, Ohio.

“Today, there are just 654 surgical abortion clinics left in the U.S., down from a high of 2,176 in 1991. Every time an abortion clinic closes, lives are saved,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation. “This is yet another sign that the Pro-Life Movement is winning. Over 70 percent of all abortion clinics have closed over the past 22 years or so and abortion numbers have dramatically dropped. This is great news for women and babies.”

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Also, today, LifeNews is reporting on files from Operation Rescue showing that another North Carolina abortion clinic faces a letter from the North Carolina state health department over its dirty conditions.