Abortion Clinic in Peoria, Illinois Will Close Down, Saving Babies From Abortions

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   May 30, 2019   |   4:18PM   |   Peoria, Illinois

An Illinois abortion facility announced plans to close its doors soon, apparently due to a lack of business.

ABC Heart of Illinois reports Whole Woman’s Health confirmed this week that it will close its abortion facility in northern Peoria. It did not say when.

Its CEO Amy Hagstrom Miller also refused to say exactly why they are closing, but she hinted that it may have to do with a lack of abortion business.

“Whole Woman’s Health is committed to doing all that we can to serve the communities we are in, but unfortunately, it is no longer sustainable to keep our doors open in Peoria,” Miller told the local news.

Miller’s Texas-based abortion chain has amassed dozens of health and safety violations at its abortion facilities.

Illinois Right to Life celebrated the abortion clinic closure as a “pro-life victory.” It pointed to recent state health inspections, which showed numerous health and safety violations.

Watchdog group Operation Rescue recently uncovered a 911 call where someone at the abortion facility appeared to be trying to cover up a botched abortion to the emergency dispatcher.

According to Illinois RTL, other findings include:

“1/2/17: “It was determined the Pregnancy Termination Center (PTC) failed to ensure medical equipment is inspected and maintained to ensure safety.”

3/22/18: “It was determined for 3 of 3 (MD#1, MD #2, and MD#3) physicians who provide medical and surgical terminations at the facility, the facility failed to ensure credentials were reviewed by the credentialing committee and specific practice privileges were identified and recorded…”

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“It was determined the facility failed to ensure a RN was on duty at all times on the premises when patients were present. This has the potential to affect all patients serviced by the facility, currently a monthly average of approximately 44 medical termination and 44 surgical termination patients.”

The announcement comes as state lawmakers are ramming through a radical pro-abortion bill that would legalize abortions for basically any reason up to birth. Despite widespread public opposition, the Illinois House passed the bill on Tuesday.

If bill passes the state Senate, abortion clinic regulations could be a thing of the past. Among other things, the Illinois Reproductive Health Act would repeal state abortion clinic regulations and the state partial-birth abortion ban.

The Thomas More Society described the bill as “the most radical piece of abortion legislation that has ever been introduced in Illinois.” If it passes, it would create a “fundamental right” to abortion and prevent the state from interfering in any way with the killing of unborn babies.

A second bill would repeal the state parental notification law, which requires underage girls to inform at least one parent before she has an abortion.

ACTION ALERT: Call and email Illinois state senators immediately to oppose the bill.