A local pro-life group in Toledo, Ohio plans to turn the abortion clinics that recently closed there into a memorial for unborn babies victimized by abortions.
Last year, Ohio state officials ordered the closure of an abortion clinic in Toledo that was breaking a state health and safety law designed to protect women’s health. Although abortion advocates frequently cite women’s health as the reason for supporting abortion, Ohio state officials exposed a cover-up involving Center for Choice of Toledo, a local abortion center.
According to Ohio Department of Health documents, the “Center for Choice” abortion clinic operated without a transfer agreement resulting in a recommended closure and a $25,000 fine. The transfer agreement is needed so abortion practitioners can quickly admit a woman who was injured in a botched abortion, so a local hospital or medical center could provide her with emergency medical treatment.
The abortion facility had been operating since 1983 and destroyed the lives of more than 50,000 babies in abortions.
Now, the Center for Choice will become a memorial for unborn babies, as one report indicates. Naturally, the former head of the abortion clinic is upset.
Center for Choice, the Uptown Toledo facility where 50,000 abortions were performed between 1983 and 2013, was purchased last week by Agora, a Christian prayer organization that is working with a group of local pro-life organizations, said Ed Sitter, executive director of Foundation for Life and Greater Toledo Right to Life.
The new owners bought the center at a real estate auction for $61,000 and plan to demolish the building and turn the grounds into a green space with benches and possibly a waterfall or fountain, according to Sitter.
Carol Dunn, the founder of Center for Choice, said razing the building would be “a wasteful use of money.”
“They have no taste,” said Dunn. “It’s a lovely building. The floors in there are terrazzo. And outside, when it was cared for, it was a good-looking building.”