By Cheryl Sullenger, Operation Rescue, January 6, 2020
The Status of American Abortion Facilities in 2019:Operation Rescue’s annual survey shows that overall, abortion facility numbers tick up
PART ONE OF A TWO-PART OPERATION RESCUE SPECIAL REPORT
A total of 36 abortion facilities closed nationwide in 2019, according to a survey of every abortion facility in the U.S. conducted by Operation Rescue.
While the number of closures shows that in certain areas, abortion suppliers have outstripped the demand, as abortion numbers and rates continue to drop nationwide, according to the Center for Disease Control.
Other noteworthy facts were revealed by Operation Rescue’s survey.
Since 2013, 367 surgical abortion facilities have permanently closed.
This year’s closures represent a staggering 79 percent drop in the number of surgical abortion facilities nationwide since 1991, when there were 2,176 surgical abortion facilities.
There was a net gain of nine U.S. abortion clinics in 2019. ….