An Oklahoma abortion facility closed completely Thursday because it no longer is allowed to kill unborn babies in abortions.
KTUL News 8 Tulsa reports the Tulsa Women’s Clinic stopped doing abortions this spring when Oklahoma banned the life-destroying procedure, but it remained open to do sonograms.
On Thursday, however, it shut its doors forever in Tulsa, no longer able to make money off the deaths of unborn babies.
“It’s bittersweet. We have always been in the fight for both states, Texas and Oklahoma,” executive director Andrea Gallegos told the local news. “We stayed open as long as we could.”
Gallegos said they plan to open a new abortion facility eight hours away in Carbondale, Illinois, where abortions are still legal, according to the report.
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Owner and abortionist Alan Braid said he also closed his abortion facility in San Antonio, Texas, and plans to move to a new location in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He hopes to open both new abortion facilities in September, the report continues.
In May, Oklahoma became the first state in nearly 50 years to protect unborn babies by banning all abortions. As a result, as many as 3,800 unborn babies will be saved from abortions every year. The law allows exceptions if the mother’s life is at risk.
Texas also has been protecting unborn babies from abortions in most cases since September 2021, but its law banned abortions after an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable, about six weeks of pregnancy.
Then, on June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in the ruling Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. Now, even more states are protecting unborn babies from abortion.
Missouri became the first state post-Roe to protect babies from abortions. South Dakota became the second, and then Arkansas became the third, followed by Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, Utah, Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee. Texas now bans all abortions, too, with exceptions if the mother’s life is at risk.
The Charlotte Lozier Institute estimates more than 120,000 unborn babies are being saved from abortion as a result of these pro-life laws.
Since Roe in 1973, more than 63 million unborn babies and hundreds of mothers have died in supposedly “safe,” legal abortions in the U.S. The infamous ruling forced states to legalize abortions for any reason up to viability and allowed abortions for any reason up to birth.
In the historic Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health ruling, the Supreme Court justices overturned Roe and allowed states to protect unborn babies from abortion again. Thirteen already have done so, although some have been blocked by court orders, and more state are expected to enact pro-life laws in the coming weeks.