Abortion Clinics Closing at Record Pace as More Babies Saved From Abortions

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Feb 24, 2016   |   11:41AM   |   Washington, DC

A new report paints a hopeful picture for unborn babies in America.

Abortion clinics are closing at a record pace across the country as they fail to meet new health and safety requirements and the demand for their business drops, according to a Bloomberg analysis.

While abortion activists blame the closures on laws that require basic health and safety protections for patients, the report indicates that many factors are involved, including the lack of business and fewer doctors willing to do abortions. These numbers, coupled with plunging national abortion statistics, point to the fact that fewer women actually want abortions. As modern technology shows clear pictures of unborn babies in the womb, and as more pro-life groups offer women alternatives to abortion, more women have access to the education and resources to choose life for their unborn babies.

Since 2011, at least 162 abortion clinics have shut or stopped doing abortions; 21 new abortion clinics opened in that same time period, the report states. The top four states that saw abortion clinics close were Texas with 30-plus, Iowa with 14, Michigan with 13 and California with 12, according to the report. A report from Operation Rescue also showed 53 abortion clinics closed in 2015 alone.

Lack of business has been a major factor in the closing of abortion clinics, according to the Bloomberg report. The news group found that of the 162 abortion clinics that closed, 19 percent were in counties with fewer than 100,000 people. This seems to indicate that rural abortion clinics aren’t doing as well financially. Last week, a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Blacksburg, Virginia announced that it was closing for this very reason, LifeNews reported. A Bridgeport, Connecticut abortion clinic also told Bloomberg it closed in 2015 because of reduced demand.

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Another interesting fact from the report showed a number of abortion clinics closed because the abortionists were deemed “unfit to practice,” while others closed because they could not find a doctor willing to do abortions. Michigan specifically had two abortionists who were labeled “unfit to practice,” according to the report.

The large number of abortion facilities that closed in California is interesting, given that state lawmakers are very supportive of abortion and even have passed several dangerous laws in the same time period that are meant to expand abortion. This also seems to signal that fewer women are having abortions.

Abortion clinic regulations, such as those currently being challenged in Texas, also have played a major factor in the closing of abortion clinics. In March, the Supreme Court plans to hear a lawsuit bought by abortion businesses against the pro-life Texas law responsible for closing abortion clinics that could not guarantee they could protect the health of Texas women. The law has been credited with saving the lives of more than 10,000 unborn children. Abortion clinic regulations in other states also have resulted in dozens of abortion clinics closing, according to the report.

The report also identified about 50 abortion clinics that closed for unknown reasons.

The new report laments the “vanishing abortion access in the U.S.,” and assumes that women want or need abortions. But a closer look at the numbers reveals that money appears to be the driving force behind the abortion industry, not women’s well-being. And when pregnant women are given access to all of their options, more of them choose life for their unborn babies.