Closures far outpaced newly opened abortion facilities in 2017.
In all, 49 abortion facilities – 35 surgical and 14 medication only clinics – closed or halted abortion services. Only eight new surgical abortion facilities were opened, along with eleven new medication abortion facilities.
These encouraging statistics and more were verified through an annual survey of abortion facilities conducted by Operation Rescue staff, this year with the assistance of Abortion Free New Mexico.
“Operation Rescue’s annual surveys provide the most complete and accurate picture of abortion facilities available – straight from the horse’s mouth,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.
In 2017, there are 704 abortion facilities remaining in the U.S. Of these, 490 offer surgical abortions, often along with medication abortions. There are 214 facilities that offer only medication abortions.
Forty-five percent of all states had at least one abortion facility that closed or halted all abortion services this year.
“We rejoice that the abortion cartel is imploding and closing down. We are making progress. But they are not going down without a fight,” said Troy Newman. “We continue to work and pray that we will soon see an end to abortion in our nation. Let’s stop the killing and, in the words of President Donald Trump, make America great again!”
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