A Dallas abortion clinic is set to close Saturday following a court decision which upheld strict pro-life laws in the state.
A representative of the Routh Street abortion facility which has legally killed children “for decades” told a caller to the clinic that the death mill will only be “serving” a few more patients before they close permanently this weekend.
“State law closed us down- they passed a law Wednesday that we have to shut down. It went before the fifth circuit that if you are not a surgical center or doctor with hospital privileges we have to close down,” the woman who identified herself as a medical assistant and pathologist for the clinics said in the phone call.
This week, a federal appeals court upheld Texas law HB2, which requires that abortion facilities comply with the minimum health and safety standards adopted by the State for ambulatory surgical centers, and that abortionists have admitting privileges in a local hospital near an abortion clinic.
Enforcement of the Texas measure resulted in previously closing about half of the 41 clinics that had previously operated in the state.
Reports indicate that after this court decision, Texas will be left with an estimated eight abortion clinics statewide.
2016 presidential hopeful and former Texas governor, Rick Perry who signed the law, reacted to the court’s decision on the Megyn Kelly show shortly after it came out:
Calling himself pro-life in all cases, Perry told Megyn Kelly , “I think the real issue for me is this has been settled in the state of Texas.”
The Routh Street abortion staffer said the Dallas abortion clinic was performing Sonograms today under the state’s 24 hour waiting period requirement and that the abortion procedures they plan to perform Saturday would be for women who are already scheduled.
When asked if she thought the abortion clinic would reopen she said, “I don’t think the doctor’s going to fight it anymore?“
She said they are referring abortion minded women to the National Abortion Federation but has no idea where they are sending them.
Asked how callers to the clinic are taking the news she said, “They are shocked – some are mad – it’s their body.”
The abortion staffer, who said she had been employed there for seven years, was also asked what the oldest child they had ever aborted was and she said 17 weeks.
Asked if it bothered her to see an aborted baby, the worker said she was pro-choice and it didn’t bother her that much.
When asked why anyone would have an abortion that late, she said there can be many reasons but that “being irresponsible” happens in “most cases.”
Abortion providers have vowed to take their case to the U.S. Supreme Court. “We will go up to the Supreme Court on an emergency basis,” said Whole Woman’s Health founder Amy Hagstrom Miller, the clinic whose Whole Women’s Health vs. Cole prompted the fifth circuit decision.
The group, Pro-life Dallas is cheering the closure of Routh Street writing in an e-mail, “, we received reports that at long last, after decades of killing, the Routh Street abortion facility’s final day to perform abortions is this Saturday (tomorrow). It is anticipated that this facility will soon close*, bringing the total number of abortion facilities in Dallas down to 2 (from a high of 13 in 1990!). ”