Abortion Business That Killed Babies in Abortions for Almost 50 Years Finally Closes

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 19, 2021   |   11:45AM   |   Salem, Oregon

An abortion business in Oregon that killed babies in abortions for almost 50 years has finally closed.

Oregon’s largest independent and oldest abortion company, Lovejoy Surgicenter, has closed, just shy of fifty years in business. The abortion center killed babies in abortions up to 24 weeks into pregnancy, when unborn children are viable and can survive outside the womb.

Los Anderson, the director of Oregon Right to Life, told LifeNews.com she was excited by the news.

“Lovejoy Surgicenter has separated women from their children and children from their lives for years,” she said. “They also participated in gruesome scientific studies, trading body parts from aborted babies for financial compensation from Oregon Health and Sciences University.”

“For over fifty years, faithful, dedicated pro-life advocates have stood on the sidewalks outside Lovejoy offering hope and physical support to the women entering there,” continued Anderson. “There are countless children alive today because of their work. We are so grateful for the sacrifices they have made and will continue to make.”

The abortion businesses’ web site contained a note posted about its closure.

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“After nearly 50 years of empowering women with choice, Lovejoy Surgicenter has closed its doors effectively 1/16/2021,” the company website states. “We are saddened, but proud of the services we have offered to so many people.”

Te closing may be short lived. According to Anderson, a Seattle-based abortion practitioner has purchased the abortion center and will be reopening it in March. The Lovejoy web site indicates it will reopen at a new location on March 1, “under new management.”

In 2018, the Portland abortion center was caught injuring a woman in a botched abortion.

The Multnomah County EMS Paramedic Unit arrived at Lovejoy Surgicenter at approximately 1:00 p.m. on Good Friday, March 30, 2018, as pro-life activists prayed nearby.

Photos from the scene were provided to Operation Rescue by Therese Ruesink of 40 Days for Life. The photos show abortion facility workers in blue scrubs attempting to block the view of pro-life supporters as a blonde-haired woman was brought out the back door and loaded into the awaiting ambulance.

Ruesink told Operation Rescue that other ambulances have visited the Lovejoy abortion facility on March 2, 2018, and on November 16, 2017.

“We know that there has been a recent change about four months ago in the abortion staff,” Ruesink explained. “Maybe their “new” abortionists are not as experienced. Why are there so many ambulances there lately?”

“There could be something very wrong at the Lovejoy abortion facility, and we applaud efforts to call for a full investigation,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “This clinic also has a documented history of sexual abuse of patients, so a thorough investigation into all aspects of patient care is needed to make sure this facility has not reoffended.”

In 2012, a former clinic worker filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Lovejoy after she witnessed another female employee molesting sedated abortion patients. The female employee also was known to expose her own breasts to other clinic workers and asked them to fondle her. The offender was eventually fired from Lovejoy.

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Lovejoy Surgicenter conducts abortions through 24 weeks of pregnancy. Those done between 20-24 weeks (5-6 months gestation) abortions are three-day procedures, according to the abortion facility’s website. These abortions carry more risks, and life-threatening complications can occur that the outpatient facility is not equipped to handle.

However, there is no information about how far along the women were who were transported to local emergency rooms.

Previously, a former employee filed suit against the abortion business saying she witnessed a supervisor fondle unconscious patients and even draw a picture of a bird on one. She also alleges the supervisor exposed her breasts to clinic staff and wore a cock ring as a bracelet.