Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Seattle Abortion Clinic Closes!

On Monday, November 15th, Seattle's very first abortion clinic-Cedar Women's Clinic, opened over 31 years ago-was closed down. According to Beverly Whipple, one of the clinic's founders, "There isn't the patient volume for two main providers." The other provider is Planned Parenthood. The Operation Rescue spokesperson Cheryl Sullenger says this is "great news for women and their pre-born babies" because of a "dramatic decrease in the demand for abortions." The facts seem to support this statement.
  • The Washington State Health Department says that the abortion rate for all women aged 15-44 used to be 18 per 1,000 in 2008, and is 16.7 per 1,000 now.
  • There have been 22,642 abortions in Washington, a 6.7 percent decrease since last year.
  • Operation Rescue found that over two-thirds of the amount of American abortion clinics in 1991 (2,100) have closed.
  • The current rate of abortion clinics' closing in the past year is about 2 per month!

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