2015 Abortion Business Survey Reveals 81% of Abortion Sites Have Closed Since 1991

The total number abortion sites in America continues to decline, following nationwide trend extending back to 1991. In 2015, abortion centers closed at a rate of more than one per week with 53 abortion sites shutting down or halting all abortion services. Operation Rescue surveyed by telephone all abortion facilities in the U.S. from December 1-15, 2015 and found the following: * 42 Surgical abortion clinics halted all abortion services. * 11 Medical abortion clinics halted all abortion services. In addition, a number of abortion facilities reduced services: * 16 abortion clinics halted surgeries and now offer only medication abortions. * 12 abortion clinics stopped dispensing abortion drugs and now only offer surgical abortions, noting that the abortion pill was “ineffective” or “too dangerous.” In all, 81 abortion clinics closed or reduced services in 2015. Currently, there are 517 surgical abortion clinics and 213 medication abortion clinics remaining active in the U.S., the lowest numbers in decades. In 1991, which is considered the high water mark for the number of abortion clinics, there were 2,176 surgical facilities offering abortions. Since then, 81% have closed. In 2015, 21 new facilities began selling abortions. This includes 7 new surgical abortion clinics and 14 medication clinics that opened or converted from referral offices. Several other abortion facilities reopened after struggling with location issues or having been shut down by the state as unsafe. This represents a net loss for the Abortion Cartel of 9 abortion clinics nationwide and 219 since 2013. This represents bad news for the Abortion Cartel: Americans are increasingly rejecting abortion in favor of life. The reduction in abortion...