Monday, May 25, 2020

Another abortion facility bites the dust!

Created Equal, a pro-life organization based in Columbus, Ohio, broke the welcome news last week that an abortion vendor in their backyard is closing.

Founder's Women's Health Center
Image via Loopnet listing
Founder's Women's Health Center opened shortly after Roe v. Wade, making it the oldest abortion center in Ohio. It has an extensive record of complications, with 22 reported incomplete ("failed") abortions in 2018 and 2019 alone. Another disturbing element: Founder's employed abortionist Thomas Michaelis, a known sexual predator, until his medical license was revoked when he was caught possessing child pornography in 2014. (He is serving a 15-year prison term.) 

Created Equal reports that the closure appears unrelated to the center's medical troubles and sordid past. The owners are retiring, and the building is under contract with a buyer whose plans for the facility do not include abortion.

This closure leaves eight abortion businesses in the state, down from sixteen in 2011. Ohio has enjoyed a corresponding drop in its abortion numbers: 24,764 in 2011 versus 20,425 in 2018 (the last year data is available), a 17.5% percent decrease. 

For more on Created Equal's work, check out "A Day with Created Equal." And for information about a notorious Ohio abortion center that unfortunately remains open, read "Two years without justice for victim of Dayton, OH abortion business."

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