GREAT NEWS! Oldest independent abortion provider in Portland, Oregon has closed!

By Lois Anderson, Executive Director, Oregon Right to Life Just shy of fifty years in business and after performing thousands of abortions, Lovejoy Surgicenter in Portland has closed. It was the oldest and largest independent abortion provider in the state, a symbol of the abortion industry in Oregon from the beginning.  They also participated in …

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One fourth of free-standing abortion centers in Pa. have had health and safety violations just since September

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation A check of the Pennsylvania Health Department website reveals that one fourth of the free-standing abortion centers in Pennsylvania have had health and safety violations since September. The Health Department notes that 16 free-standing abortion facilities currently operate in the Keystone State. Of those, four were …

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Pro-abortion Pa. Gov. shuts down businesses, exempts abortion operations

 By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Once again, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has shut down businesses because of the pandemic—but abortion operations are exempt from his latest closure order. Over the weekend, gyms, theaters, and casinos had to shut their doors, while abortion facilities were permitted to remain open. Restaurants had to …

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Many Independent Abortion Clinics Are Closing, report documents

Overwhelmingly perform most of the country’s late term abortions By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research As everyone knows, Planned Parenthood receives all the media attention, but lost in that single-minded focus is that while PPFA is indeed the biggest abortion chain, running some 37% of abortion clinics in the United …

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South Dakota’s lone abortion clinic only performing abortions one day a month

By Dave Andrusko I like to think I keep fairly close tabs on a lot of what happens in the states so when I read the headline “South Dakota resumes abortions after 7-month hiatus.” it threw me for a loop. The good news—or the better news—is that while this is true, it is accurate in …

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Abortion clinic worker explains why boyfriends are not allowed in procedure room

By Sarah Terzo Abortion clinic worker Jackie explains why boyfriends and husbands were not allowed to be with their partners while they are having abortions: “Patients did not bring their boyfriends, husbands, fathers, whoever were there to support, they could not bring that person into the back with them. So a lot of women were …

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Abortion clinic workers don’t want children in the facility

By Sarah Terzo In one book that talked about the daily workings of an abortion clinic, the author describes how clinic workers didn’t want women to bring their children to the facility: “Objections were also raised about clients who brought their young children with them into the recovery room: clinic workers were concerned not only …

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Why is the Industry Building Big Abortion Clinics Just Across State Borders?

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Laws have been passed. Clinics have closed. Abortions have dropped to levels not seen since the earliest days of Roe. This does not mean the abortion industry has gone into hibernation. Far from it. In response they are building new, gigantic, high volume mega-clinics …

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Pictures show filthy conditions at Michigan abortion clinic

By Sarah Terzo Women’s Medical Services in Muskegon, Michigan was closed in December of 2012 when fire marshals found horrible conditions there. The report, which can be read here, found 11 violations including “unsterilised medical equipment”, “combustible materials stored near ignition sources” and “hazardous materials not stored in cabinets.” Here are some pictures of the clinic: …

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Independent abortion clinics bemoan their shrinking numbers

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. My family will be gone on vacation through August 24. During that span we’ll run prior posts from the past year that remain timely and/or were particularly well-received. We will also add a new story or three as events dictate. In 2017 and 2018, NRL News Today wrote extensively about …

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Abortion clinics were “decrepit” and “dilapidated”

By Sarah Terzo “My first day on the job, a staff member took me on a driving tour of our seven clinics, which primarily served low income women. I was highly impressed by the quality of the medical services and staff but distressed by the environment in which those services were delivered. Many of the …

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Why do abortion clinics fight inspections tooth and nail?

By Dave Andrusko To an unbiased third party, it makes perfect sense that abortion clinics meet minimum health and safety standards. Yet is there  anything—anything—the Abortion Industry fights against harder?  Why does not only PPFA but all the other “independent abortion providers” (who annihilate essentially all but 5% of the babies not killed by Planned …

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