From Peace and Life Connections, the consistent ethic of life group -
Let Us Give Thanks - Abortion
The shut-down of abortion clinics in the United States continues: there were 2,176 clinics at their peak in 1991, but today there are only 515. This trend is also happening at a time when abortions are concentrated in clinics rather than doctors’ offices or hospitals.
In 2016, 22 clinics have closed so far – but in December of 2015 alone, there were 51 closures! All over the country, not just in the famous case in Texas. That may mean that clinics are more likely to close at the end of the calendar year, so we may see a good number yet to come next month. Add those to figures together, and that’s a total of 73 facilities closed since Thanksgiving of last year.
In international news, the effort by pro-abortion groups to have the United Nations declare September 28 to be an “International Safe Abortion Day” failed. Pro-lifers were successful in their campaign against the idea.