Police Find Surgical Instruments Covered in Blood and Human Tissue After Abortionist Pulled Over

According to court records, late-term abortionist James Scott Pendergraft IV has been indicted by a grand jury on a total of six drug-related charges, including what appears to be posession of LSD. The “true bill” indictments were recorded on May 6, 2016. Pendergraft, a notorious late-term abortionist from Florida, was initially arrested on October 5, 2015, during a traffic stop in South Carolina. There, sheriff’s deputies discovered surgical implements that were covered in blood and human tissue from abortions he had illegally performed throughout South Carolina. He was also in the possession of illegal narcotics. At the time of his arrest last fall, Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright told a press conference, “We got a guy and a girl early in the week that was a traveling abortionist. He traveled around the state of South Carolina without a medical license, with drugs and with medical tools, performing in-home abortions. So basically we got an illegal baby killer.” But no charges appear to have been filed related to unlawful abortions even though Pendergraft holds no medical license in South Carolina. …Meanwhile, pro-life activists are reporting that Pendergraft moved out of his Ocala, Florida, abortion facility this week after suspending abortions “until further notice” last fall after his South Carolina arrest. Ocala Moving DayWorkers were spotted by pro-life activist Ralph Enger carrying out boxes and loading the dumpster with the contents of the former abortion facility. A phone call from the facility confirmed that its closure is permanent. According to Enger, a receptionist who answered the phone told a caller requesting services in Ocala, “I’m sorry ma’am that place is closed...

Abortion Center Closures May Indicate Decreased Demand for Abortions

[Update: Two abortion sites, in Oklahoma City, OK, and Roswell, GA, have also recently closed their doors.] A sign posted on the front door was the first indication that the Planned Parenthood office in Winter Haven, Florida, had closed. It announced that as of February 1, 2016, the abortion facility which offered the abortion pill and surgical abortions through 16 weeks of pregnancy, would shut down for good. According to the ABC News affiliate WFTS in Tampa Bay, the clinic’s staff merged with the Planned Parenthood facility in Lakeland, which does not perform abortions. “Planned Parenthood isn’t one to leave money on the table, and if their Winter Haven abortion facility had shown a profit, it would still be open,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “This shows that the demand for abortions had fallen so low in that area that an abortion facility was financially unsustainable.” The fact that Winter Haven referrals are now going to an office that does not supply abortions supports Newman’s conclusions. This sudden closure follows the shutdown of another Florida abortion facility, Woman Care in Orlando, that merged with another abortion business, All Women’s Health Center in Almonte Springs. Sixty-two surgical abortion facilities continue to operate in Florida, down from 71 in 2010. Florida is second only to California for having the largest number of abortion facilities per state. “Florida is over-saturated with abortion clinics and as the demand continues to fall, we expect to see more closures,” said Newman. “This is great news for pregnant women and their babies who will no longer have an abortion business actively marketing abortions to...