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Posted: October 19, 2006
1:00 a.m. Eastern
© 2006 WorldNetDaily.com
Joseph Scheidler of Pro-Life Action League
Another abortion clinic, this time in Illinois, is closed after sheriff's deputies hauled the "medical equipment" and office supplies out of the building during a court-ordered eviction.
It brings to about a dozen to number of clinics shut down in the United States in just the past few months.
Officials say the owner of the building, retired abortionist Aleksander Jakubowksi, ran his abortion business at the site for years, then when he retired last year handed the business over to abortionist Louis S. Myers, who rented the building from Jakubowski.
But it was Jakubowski himself who demanded the eviction of the Suburban Gynecology Clinic in suburban Chicago when Myers, who has a record of disciplinary action with the state, just vanished.
"I don't know what happened to them," Jakubowski told reporters.
The building now is up for sale.
Joseph Scheidler, national director for the Pro-Life Action League said he was pleased the facility was closed, and noted that the abortion industry appears to be moving backwards.
Nearly a dozen abortion businesses in Illinois, Ohio, California, Alabama and Florida have been closed recently over a variety of issues, including workers without medical licenses performing medical procedures, the misuse of drugs, babies allegedly killed after being born alive, and now a disappearing abortionist.
"For one thing, they can't get abortionists. They're getting old. There are just not new people coming into the abortion industry. Most of the young obstetricians and gynecologists, they don't want to get into that," Scheidler told WND.
He said the constant protesting by pro-life interests definitely is a factor, but even more is a negative connotation the society of physicians gives abortionists.
During medical school classes, he said he's been told by doctors, any student that seems to have the most trouble would be referred to as the "abortionist."
"We rejoice that yet another abortion mill has closed its doors," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. "We pray that Myers is permanently out of the killing business and that the building will be bought by someone, preferably pro-lifers, who will use the space for some good purpose."
He said he was encouraging activists in the Chicago area to buy the Aurora, Ill., building and "turn it into a crisis pregnancy center."
Just weeks earlier, Ohio state regulators uncovered a dozen health code violations, including a serious situation that endangered the life of a patient, and shut down an East Side Cleveland clinic.
Operation Rescue officials say of the dozen clinics shut down, several have reopened following compliance with rules. But the actions have included:
The closure of a clinic in Omaha, Neb., where the land was purchased from underneath the business and the owners couldn't find another facility to rent.
The closure of the clinic that formerly operated in the building that now houses the Operation Rescue headquarters in Wichita, Kan.
A facility in Birmingham, Ala., was closed because of a suspended license.
One business in Montgomery, Ala., was closed when authorities found the abortionist didn't have hospital privileges.
A business in Hialeah, Fla., where an investigation continues into allegations a baby was born alive, then killed and placed on the roof of the building to avoid detection by police, was shut down.
Five clinics owned by a Florida abortionist when his license was suspended all were closed, although several of those reopened later.
And another case involved a business in Daytona Beach, Fla., where the abortionist said he didn't want to meet the required rules.