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Monday, January 23, 2017

West Virginia is almost abortion-free

Drop in demand, not law, may make West Virginia the first abortion-free state in the nation in 44 years.

Abortion Dr. Gorli Harish, who lives in California, threw in the towel. He commuted about once a month to perform abortions. Demand was too low to warrant the trips.

That leaves on abortion clinic in the state, in the state capital of Charleston.

From Cassy Fiano:
Unsurprisingly, a local pro-abortion organization mourned the closure of the facility. “A woman in need of reproductive health care in West Virginia already faces serious obstacles, whether she is seeking obstetrical or abortion care,” Margaret Chapman Pomponio, executive director of WV Free, said. “Closure of Kanawha Surgicenter just exponentially increased the challenges. Now that we are down to only one provider, it’s more important than ever that we stand together to protect this critical access.”
She then stated that politicians must protect the remaining abortion facility, and subtly decried the pro-life laws that have recently been passed. “No matter how one may personally feel about abortion, we should all be able to agree that women and girls deserve to be safe,” she said. “Women’s Health Center in Charleston is a safety net. WV FREE and the women’s health community calls on our elected leaders to protect what little access West Virginia women have left.”
In 2015, West Virginia lawmakers put a 20-week abortion ban into place, which the abortion lobby immediately slammed.
Fiano stated the state averaged eight late-term abortions each year.

Harish abandoned his clinic.

Fiano reported:
It was reported that medical supplies were left in a dumpster outside the facility, along with furniture. Harish’s wife said that medical records had already been shredded, but a man was found pulling syringes from the trash, indicating that staffers may not have been concerned with properly disposing of the equipment.
It's a business.

Demand fell.

They moved.

No one wanted to take it over, and so the business was literally put in the Dumpster.

West Virginia may be a trend setter.

NPR reported:
The abortion rate in the United States fell to its lowest level since the historic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalized abortion nationwide, a new report finds.
The report by the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that supports legalized abortion, puts the rate at 14.6 abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age (ages 15-44) in 2014. That's the lowest recorded rate since the Roe decision in 1973. The abortion rate has been declining for decades — down from a peak of 29.3 in 1980 and 1981.
The report also finds that in 2013, the total number of abortions nationwide fell below 1 million for the first time since the mid-1970s. In 2014 — the most recent year with data available — the number fell a bit more, to 926,200. The overall number had peaked at more than 1.6 million abortions in 1990, according to Guttmacher.
At long last, our national nightmare may be ending -- because the demand fell in killing babies.


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  1. "we should all be able to agree that women and girls deserve to be safe"

    Is it about safety, or about who pays for the services? An old trick the Libs use is to reframe the issue into something most people wouldn't disagree with. Abortion, especially if the government pays for it, is controversial and is strongly opposed by some people. But who would disagree with the notion that girls and women should be "safe"? No mention is made, of course, whether abortion is safe for the unborn child whose life is terminated prematurely. But that's the way I'd like WV to frame the issue: WV should ensure that unborn children are safe. They deserve that protection. They deserve a safety net.

  2. The only thing Roe v. Wade legalized was coat hangers. Re: Kermit Gosnell chamber of horrors.

  3. Like I'm saying, brothers and sisters, West Virginia is the new cool place to hang out. We be leading the nation in game changer celebrations right now. We be awesome. Cause we're West Virginians.

    1. When I lived there in the Nineties, it was always West By God Virginians!
      Just sayin....

    2. We're still saying it today, Fred! It is such a beautiful state, with incredible people. Since moving up here two years ago, the wife and I have started taking short trips to explore our new state. Parkersburg has some amazing restaurants...had a burger that was one of the best I've eaten in my whole life. And Elkins is just a super cool town, with the train station, craft shops, and an awesome steak joint. I love this state. Almost Heaven? Yer durn tootin!

  4. That last part of the piece is very significant if only Lefties (and their thralls) are having abortions.

    Never forget the Roe Effect.

  5. Possibly abortions are falling because conception is falling, either deliberately or accidentally. Accidentally because some studies show a decreasing sperm count in men. Also it may be because of an aging population, fewer younger women to conceive. There is a crisis in Western reproduction rates are below replacement. So the news about abortion clinic closing may not be the good news it is being presented here.