Californians for Life say the notorious Women’s Health Specialists in Santa Rosa, California, closed recently because, according to clinic officials, “There were not enough clients.”
The abortion clinic was run by Bruce Steir, M.D., in the 1990s when he was on probation from the state medical association. He later pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter after a woman died after an abortion.
From the California Catholic Daily:
The Women’s Health Specialist abortion chain, which reportedly does 6,000 abortions a year, has been struggling financially for several years, taking out several loans and were involved in lawsuits over forcing workers to disrobe for group “self-exams”. This closure is huge news for California, where pro-abortion Democrats pushed through legislation to allow non-physicians to perform abortions, deregulated the abortion industry, increased the Medi-Cal reimbursement rate for abortion by 40% and forced life-affirming Pregnancy Clinics to refer clients to places like this for abortion. The closure of Women’s Health Specialist abortion business in Santa Rosa follows a national, record-setting trend documented in Bloomberg Business Reports.
“Not enough clients” is a great reason to close an abortion business and is something everyone can celebrate. Women’s Health Specialists in Santa Rosa was the focus of many 40 Days for Life prayer vigils and we continue our year-round presence at their WHS location in Sacramento, 1442 Ethan Way, on abortion mornings, Thursdays and Fridays, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. The Women’s Health Specialists abortion chain also has businesses in Redding and Chico, where 40 Days for Life have been very active.
Now is the time to increase our efforts at the Sidewalk at all of the 150 abortion businesses in our state. We want to make sure every community that has a Planned Parenthood in CA is registered for the ProtestPP on Saturday, April 23rd, from 9-11. Please find your nearest Planned Parenthood and register your community today. If an abortion business in Santa Rosa can close after 28 years, surely that can also happen in your community!From Life Site News:
Between 2011 and 2015, at least 162 abortion clinics have closed or stopped doing abortions; 21 new abortion clinics opened in that same time period, the report states. The top four states that saw abortion clinics close were Texas with 30-plus, Iowa with 14, Michigan with 13 and California with 12, according to the report. A report from Operation Rescue also showed 53 abortion clinics closed in 2015 alone.Abortion advocates blame state laws that require more stringent precautions to protect the health of the women patients, however, the loss of 12 clinics in California indicates demand has fallen. That these cautions are needed is no secret.
From the National Right To Life Committee in 2000:
In a surprise move, California abortionist Bruce Steir pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter April 5 in the botched- abortion death of 27-year-old Sharon Hamptlon. Jury selection for Steir's second-degree murder trial was about to begin when the plea agreement was announced.
Steir, 69, will be sentenced on May 26, and would receive no more than a year in jail and five years' probation unless a presentencing probation report reveals "aggravating factors," according to the Los Angeles Times.
Sharon Hamptlon's mother expressed disappointment that Steir may be sentenced to such a short jail term. He should go to prison for a "long, long, long, long time," Doris Hamptlon told the Riverside Press-Enterprise. " My child is never coming back."
Sharon Hamptlon, the mother of a three-year-old boy, died on December 13, 1996, after Steir aborted her 20-week-old unborn baby at A Lady's Choice Women's Medical Center in Moreno Valley, California. Prosecutors claimed Steir perforated Hamptlon's uterus during the abortion and sent her home to bleed to death without getting her the emergency medical care she needed.
"Hopefully Bruce Steir will never again practice his brand of mayhem," said Jan Carroll, NRLC associate Western director.It would take a constitutional amendment to end this practice. Those sidewalk protests may be the best way to reduce abortions -- that and requiring women be show the ultrasound of their baby.