At long last, the site of an old abortion facility in North Dakota will be torn down.
The Women’s Health Organization in Fargo, North Dakota aborted unborn babies for 20 years before it closed in 2001, according to the Bismarck Tribune.
While the local news report focused on the sometimes hostile protests and violence that took place outside the facility, it failed to mention the violence committed inside it: the killing of unborn babies and the profits made from their deaths.
It is not clear just how many unborn babies were aborted at the Fargo facility during those two decades, but a rough estimate would be about 20,000.
In 1982, the year after the abortion facility opened, 3,076 unborn babies were aborted in North Dakota, according to state Department of Health data. Currently, about 1,200 unborn babies are aborted every year in the state; there is only one abortion facility left in North Dakota.
Here’s more from the local news:
With a background in abortion rights, Jane Bovard helped start the Fargo Women’s Health Organization in October 1981.
Now 75, she remembers the struggle of finding the space to begin with.
“Once they knew it would be an abortion clinic? Nope, they weren’t going to rent to us,” Bovard said recently from her home in Stillwater, Minn.
She dealt with sporadic protests and court battles in the early years, but nothing like what happened in March 1991.
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About two dozen abortion protesters broke into the clinic before it opened for the day and linked themselves together at the neck with Kryptonite bike locks. …
Bovard and abortion doctor George Miks then opened Red River Women’s Clinic in 1998, giving Fargo a second facility offering abortions for a time.
In 2001, Fargo WHO closed, citing financial reasons, leaving Fargo again with one abortion provider.
After the old abortion facility closed, it was sold and turned into a residence. Recently, the owners decided to demolish the old building and turn it into a parking area, the report states.
Pro-life advocates who used to protest outside the facility said they wish a memorial could be erected on the site in memory of the unborn babies who were killed there.
Other former abortion facilities across the United States have been redeemed by pro-lifers. Some have purchased the old properties to erect memorials or even open pregnancy centers to help families in need. One example is the Bryan, Texas Planned Parenthood where former manager-turned pro-life advocate Abby Johnson once worked. In 2015, pro-lifers converted the facility into a pro-life pregnancy center where mothers and children can receive free material support and counseling.