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Seattle Abortion Mill to Close Over Money Woes

"Abortion Cartel" continues to crumble


Contact: Troy Newman, President, 316-841-1700; Cheryl Sullenger, Outreach & Media Coordinator, 316-516-3034; both with Operation Rescue


SEATTLE, Dec. 14 /Christian Newswire/ -- Aradia Women's Health Center, an abortion clinic that has operated for 34 years, has announced that it will permanently close at the end of January, 2007. Aradia's president, Scott Leopold, told clinic supporters in a letter posted to their web site that the decision to close Aradia was a financial one.


"The trend of closed abortion mills continues," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. "This is the fifteenth abortion mill to close in about 13 months. This is evidence that the abortion cartel is crumbing."


Aradia was established in 1972 by the YWCA as the first non-profit health clinic in Seattle. In 1973, it began providing abortion counseling and in 1977 became a full-fledged abortion mill. It was responsible for 54,000 abortions and was a training center for over 1,000 abortionists over three decades of operation.


"Apparently their training was ineffective, since the vast majority of those trained thankfully did not stay in the abortion business," said Newman.


In recent years the clinic suffered financially. Leopold cited the rising cost of doing business and number of women unable to pay the full price for their abortions as the reason Aradia could no longer stay in business.


"Interestingly, the letter announcing the closure repeatedly refers to the 'success' of the abortion mill. When one's business fails for financial reasons, one should hardly call that 'success,'" said Newman. "That use of language is just an example of how the abortion cartel creates their own reality with euphemisms to cover up the truth. Business failure becomes 'success.' Killing babies and traumatizing women becomes 'sensitive abortion care.' Fantasy world aside, this mill is responsible for immeasurable human suffering. The Seattle area will be a better place once its doors close for good."


View list of other recently closed abortion mills


Operation Rescue is one of the leading pro-life Christian activist organizations in the nation. Operation Rescue recently made headlines when it bought and closed an abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas and has become the voice of the pro-life activist movement in America. 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.