In a year of record closures, two more abortion shops have gone out of business.
Operation Rescue has confirmed that an abortionist who wore a butcher’s apron while injuring a woman during an abortion has closed his Cleveland, Ohio, abortion shop and is moving out of state.
Meanwhile, a Livingston, Montana, abortion site has announced its closure as of October 1, 2013, due to the impending retirement of long-time abortionist Susan Wicklund.
These two closures bring the tally of out-of-business abortion businesses to 44 so far this year.
Martin Ruddock, 77, shuttered his Cleveland Center for Women’s Health abortion site last week. Ruddock told a covert Operation Rescue investigator that he “couldn’t” continue to do abortions in Ohio and that he would be “helping women” in another state. Ruddock did not elaborate further.
It is possible that Ruddock could not comply with the hospital transfer agreement requirement that is required for abortionists in Ohio and could be taking employment elsewhere.
“The Center for Women’s Health joins a record list of abortion clinics [sic] that have closed so far this year. When abortionists like Ruddock shut down, it takes us one step closer to an end to abortion,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.
“However, we are concerned about women in whatever state Ruddock might relocate. This aging abortionist isn’t likely to improve his shoddy practices anytime soon.”
[September 20, 2013, Cleveland, OH, ProLifeNation.org and www.operationrescue.org; http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/two-abortion-clinic-closures-up-the-tally-to-44-this-year?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=98c4d27f30-LifeSiteNews_com_US_ Headlines_06_19_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0caba610ac-98c4d27f30-326232694 ]