In an effort to evade Texas legal guidelines in 2014, the Texas-based Whole Women’s Health abortion chain established an abortion facility in Las Cruces, New Mexico, the place abortion legal guidelines are nearly non-existent.
Now, after lower than three years of intense prayer and outreach, the Coalition for Life of Las Cruces has introduced that as of January 25, 2017, the abortion enterprise has packed up their workplace, stripped the constructing of their signage, and moved out.
The Whole Women’s Health of Las Cruces is the third surgical abortion facility to shut in the U.S. in 2017. It can also be the third New Mexico abortion facility to shut down in the previous six years.
After the 2013 enactment of Texas’ abortion facility licensing regulation, HB2, Whole Women’s Health and different abortion companies have been pressured to shut down a number of of its Texas places that failed to adjust to the brand new regulation.
In an effort to recoup monetary losses, Whole Women’s Health arrange store in Las Cruces, New Mexico, simply over the state line from El Paso. In addition to profiting from lax regulation, the abortion enterprise additionally referred minor women from Texas throughout state strains to Las Cruces for abortions the place they might not have to acquire parental consent, which is required in Texas.
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It appeared like the right answer for the abortion chain – till pro-life activists obtained wind of their plans.
Pastors Manny and Grace Lardizabal of Albuquerque instantly led a prayer workforce to Las Cruces and coated the group and border space with prayer. When they confirmed up on the facility on its introduced first day of enterprise, the power had failed to open.
Operation Rescue, working with New Mexico activists Bud and Tara Shaver and Martha Beasley, and others found that the Las Cruces abortion facility had later quietly opened by means of what appeared to be deception and in violation of zoning laws. However, the City of Las Cruces ignored the zoning issues and allowed the abortion facility to stay open.
Local activists with the Coalition for Life of Las Cruces banded collectively and maintained a big and highly effective presence on the Whole Women’s Health, which probably contributed to the choice to shut the power. The group promised in a written statement to stay vigilant and stop some other abortion facility from opening in that group.
“Financial issues drove Whole Women’s Health into New Mexico, and it is likely that financial issues also drove them out,” stated Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “Abortion numbers are down and the border area is over-saturated with abortion facilities after the courts allowed two El Paso abortion businesses to reopen a couple of years ago. There just isn’t enough demand for abortions, which in itself is an answer to prayer.”
Operation Rescue congratulates everybody who labored and prayed for the closure of the Las Cruces abortion enterprise. Prayers have been answered!
LifeNews.com Note: Cheryl Sullenger is a pacesetter of Operation Rescue.