The abortion industry is losing business in Australia despite government leaders’ efforts to expand the killing of unborn babies in abortions and block pro-life outreach.
This month, the abortion chain Marie Stopes closed four abortion facilities in Townsville, Rockhampton, Southport and Newcastle because business is bad, according to ABC News Australia.
“Costs, when it comes to sexual reproductive health care and particularly delivery of abortion care, continue to increase and COVID hasn’t helped,” said Jamal Hakim, managing director of Marie Stopes Australia.
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The closures suggest that killing unborn babies is not the big money that it used to be, and more mothers are choosing life for their unborn babies.
According to ABC Australia, about 5,000 patients used the four abortion facilities each year, but some went for services other than abortion. Marie Stopes employed about 40 people at the now-closed locations.
While the abortion chain plans to began expanding “telehealth” abortions, Hakim admitted that some women will not be able to get abortions as result of the recent closures.
“Telehealth” abortions involve selling women abortion drugs through the mail or a remote facility where the woman may never see a doctor in person before aborting her unborn baby. Abortion activists are pushing to expand these dangerous, do-it-yourself abortions across the globe – risking the lives of both mothers and babies.
Hakim said Marie Stopes also wants the government to give taxpayers’ money to help women in rural areas travel to the cities for abortions.
“[We are] looking at things like subsidized travel by government, for those who are eligible, to make sure that they can travel to Brisbane or Sydney,” he told ABC. “We want to ensure that every single region, every single remote area and city in Australia, has access to sexual reproductive health services.”
Australia and many of its states and territories have passed pro-abortion laws in recent years. Many abortions also are taxpayer funded through the country’s Medicare program.
Marie Stopes International is based in England. It recently changed its name to MSI Reproductive Choices to attempt to distance itself from founder Marie Stopes’s discriminatory eugenic beliefs.
Based in England, the abortion chain has about 600 facilities in 37 countries where it continues its founder’s discriminatory mission by killing millions of unborn babies in abortions. Inspection reports suggest it has little regard for women’s health or safety either, and it has weathered scandal after scandal involving botched abortions and other safety violations.
Marie Stopes reported 2.8 million abortions and post-abortion services in 2020 — a huge drop from the previous year. “In 2020, we served 2.8 million clients globally with safe abortion and post abortion care services, compared to 4.6 million in 2019,” according to the report.
Its CEO is one of the highest paid charity executives in the United Kingdom, according to Civil Society News. In 2018, the abortion group’s annual report showed a 100-percent salary bonus for the executive, doubling his salary to £434,500 ($528,000).
There have been numerous scandals surrounding the pro-abortion group in recent years. In 2016, British health inspectors discovered such alarming health problems inside its British facilities that the government temporarily forced Marie Stopes to stop doing some abortions.
Inspectors reportedly found 2,634 health violations in 2016. In one case, inspectors said they intervened in a situation where a woman with learning disabilities was being pushed into an abortion even though she appeared distressed and did not understand what was going on, The Telegraph reported at the time.
The government later allowed Marie Stopes to resume all abortions after it took corrective action.
But problems persisted. In 2017, a British Care Quality Commission report found the abortion chain botched nearly 400 abortions in a two-month period. It also found evidence that Marie Stopes may be pressuring women to have abortions by incentivizing staff with bonuses.
Marie Stopes also has been accused of doing hundreds of illegal, unsafe abortions in Africa. In 2017, parents and community leaders in Kitui, Kenya were outraged after learning that Marie Stopes workers allegedly came into their children’s school and implanted long-lasting contraceptive devices into girls as young as 14 without their parents’ knowledge or consent. And in 2018, the west African country of Niger ordered all Marie Stopes facilities to close for facilitating illegal abortions.