Abortion Clinic in California Closes Down for Good When Abortionist Decides to Retire

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 2, 2015   |   1:38PM   |   San Marcos, CA

A California abortion clinic has closed down for good thanks to an abortionist who decided to retire rather than find a new location when a landlord wanted to use the premises for another purpose other than an abortion center.

Shawn Carney of 40 Days for Life informed LifeNews about the information he received from local pro-life people participating in a prayer campaign at the abortion facility.

Prior to the start of this campaign, we received a note from a very excited Tony in San Marcos. “Just got the news,” he said. “North County Women’s Medical Center is closed!”

After years of prayer for an end to abortion there, it happened. The landlord wanted to use the property for other purposes, and the abortion center’s owner decided not to move but to retire. “God is good,” Tony said, “all the time!”

The San Marcos campaign is now the Vista campaign, with volunteers now praying outside a Planned Parenthood facility in an adjacent community.

For the 40 Days for Life headquarters team, San Marcos was simply “Gene’s campaign.” Gene is Gene Villinski, who passed away a little over a year ago. He led the San Marcos effort from 2009 to 2014 and was a relentless fighter for God’s innocent children.

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Gene’s faith, courage and great sense of humor were an example to all of us. We miss him … and celebrate God’s victory in San Marcos with the memory of Gene in our hearts.

LifeNews originally announced the closing of the San Marcos, California abortion facility in August.

The North County Women’s Medical Clinic, located in the North San Diego County community of San Marcos, was owned and operated by abortionist George Kung. Its website was quietly replaced with a message noting that the closure was effective August 1, 2015.

It is likely that Kung has taken an early retirement. He was set to retire in 2016. Kung was a well-known abortionist in the San Diego area who operated his controversial abortion business continuously since 1981.

But Kung’s dedication to providing abortions to women had limits. He once told the LA Times in 2001 that he refused to offer the RU486 abortion pill, stating, “If a patient doesn’t keep her [post-abortion] appointment. . .if she cramps in the middle of the night, I don’t want to deal with that. I don’t want to be responsible around the clock, seven days a week.”

Kung frequently tangled with pro-life activists in court. In 1993, he joined with fellow abortionists Bruce Tarzy and William Quisenberry to sue local activist Connie Youngkin, for costing them abortion business with her consistent presence outside their abortion facilities. All three of those abortionists have since closed their clinics.