Contact: Troy Newman, president, 316-841-1700; Cheryl Sullenger, Outreach & Media Coordinator, 316-516-3034, both of Operation Rescue
OMAHA, Nebraska, June 30 /Christian Newswire/ -- Omaha’s only abortion mill, Women’s Services PC, has closed. The property was bought by the University of Nebraska Medical Center, which gave Women’s Services PC several months’ notice to procure new offices. However, veteran pro-lifer Larry Donlan discovered that the mill was unable to find a property owner who was willing to lease to them, forcing the mill’s closure.
The owner of the mill, abortionist C. J. LaBenz, made national news in 1979, when it was revealed that he had ordered a nurse to abandon a late-term baby weighing 2 pound 9 ounce that was born alive during a saline abortion. The child was placed in a “dirty utility room” to cry unattended where he died two and a half hours later.
LaBenz again made news in 2002, when he was arrested for striking sidewalk counselor Sharon McKee with his vehicle, then stealing her cell phone and $350 as she lay on the ground injured. La Benz’s charges were later reduced to “disturbing the peace” after he returned McKee’s damaged phone and money.
Pro-lifers were encouraged by the mill’s closure, one in a recent string of closed mills around the nation.
“During the 33 year killing spree, it is estimated that over 60,000 pre-born boys and girls lost their lives at the Women’s Services abortion chamber,” said Donlan. “No child will ever die there again.”
This announcement comes on the heels of yesterday’s announcement by Operation Rescue that it had bought and closed an abortion mill in Wichita, KS.
“The community has spoken, and has let the world know that abortions are not welcome in Omaha, Nebraska,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “We are winning the battle to protect innocent children one closed abortion mill at a time.”
Operation Rescue is one of the leading pro-life Christian organizations in the nation. Its activities are on the cutting edge of the abortion issue, taking direct action to restore legal personhood to the pre- born and stop abortion in obedience to biblical mandates.