Pensacola abortion mill with sordid past shut down

UPDATE, 3:10p: has news video about the Pensacola mill closing, including interviews with local 40 Days organizers, as well as its history of bombings and shootings.

[HT: Michael B.]

Community Healthcare Center, Pensacola, abortion, clinic, pro-life, 40 Days for Life.jpg

The FL Agency for Health Care Administration has shut down the Community Healthcare Center in Pensacola, FL, after it couldn't cough up $413k in fines for failing to renew a lab license for 413 days.

The AHCA served ample notice to the 25+ year old abortion mill in January, but when it hadn't settled its bill 10 months after the fact, the clinic "voluntarily" closed its doors October 30, according to AHCA via, after AHCA paid it a shakedown visit on October 20.

Too bad, so sad, also reports:

The closure leaves AMS of Pensacola... as the only abortion clinic in Escambia County.

40 Days for Life was keeping vigil at the mill during that time. What great news to learn on Day 38!

As an aside, this particular mill has a sordid history. It's where Paul Hill in 1995 killed abortionist John Britton and deathscort James Barrett.

[HT: David Bereit of 40 Days]


Doesn't every abortion mill have a
sordid past?

Posted by: Leslie at November 6, 2009 9:02 AM

Praise God! I was so thrilled to read this this morning and especially appreciate how David Bereit commented on this clinic's past: violence did not stop the abortions. Peaceful prayer to a mighty God did!

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;

6 in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight.

7 Do not be wise in your own eyes;
fear the LORD and shun evil.

Proverbs 3:5-7

A recent teaching I viewed about the concept of testimony has really moved me and enhanced my prayer life. Basically, the idea of testifying or giving witness to the great things God has done in the past sets the stage for Him to do more. As I told a friend of mine, if she were to bake me some brownies and I raved over them, and every time I was in her presence asked her how she managed to make them so delicious, and inquired when I could get the recipe, and told everyone in her earshot what a fabulous baker she is, odds are good I'm going to be seeing more bars. Praise God for what He has done, what He is doing and what He will do. They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony, and the loved not their lives unto death Rev 12:11

Posted by: klynn73 at November 6, 2009 9:05 AM

If you check their website its all "For a fee we do blah blah blah. If you need an ultrasound there is a fee. If you need RH blah blah blah there is a fee...we do blah blah blah for another fee...fee, fee, fee...oh and pay for your abortion with cash please. And yeah, we don't even provide pads for you after your procedure. you're gonna need to provide that yourself." Can anyone doubt that the abortion industry is all about money? They're so cheap and money obsessed it reminds me of Mr. Krabs from Spongebob (sorry, I have a toddler in the house so I relate all of life to Spongebob)

On their website it said "ABSOLUTELY NO CHILDREN" of course, not counting the ones scheduled to be killed that day.

Praise the Lord that place of death is CLOSED!

Posted by: Sydney M at November 6, 2009 9:06 AM

Amen, Amen and Amen.

Thank you, Lord!!

Posted by: carla Author Profile Page at November 6, 2009 10:00 AM

"Praise God for what He has done, what He is doing and what He will do."


Posted by: Janet at November 6, 2009 10:41 AM

I was wondering, is Operation Outcry active in trying to keep abortion out of the health bill? I would think your individual stories would have a great impact on our Congressmen and women.

Posted by: Janet at November 6, 2009 10:45 AM

Hey Janet!
Operation Outcry is first and foremost involved in helping men and women find post abortion recovery. Secondly, we collect declarations from individuals who have been hurt by abortion. The declarations are filed as friend of the court briefs and used in prolife legislation. The declarations continue to come in daily. Someday there will be a case, a moving van will pull up to the courthouse and box after box after box of declarations will be hauled in as evidence that abortion hurts men and women. Many of us have testified when bills come up in our legislatures and tell our abortion stories. Many of the legislators stand up and walk out. Nice, huh?

All of us are involved at some level in keeping abortion out of health care but OO does not take any political stance.

Posted by: carla Author Profile Page at November 6, 2009 11:42 AM

"Many of the legislators stand up and walk out. Nice, huh?"

What cowards.

Forgive me if this sounds rude, but why can't you send those letters to Nancy Pelosi today? Are you waiting for more specific pro-life legislation (to overturn Roe v. Wade, for example)?
Thank you for linking to Operation Outcry. You are a group of very brave women!

Posted by: Janet at November 6, 2009 1:03 PM

My answer to your question, Janet is I am not sure. :)

There is a confidentiality factor involved. Also my cynical side says What Good Would it Do? Thinking the Red Envelope Project...not that that wasn't a good thing.

The declarations are used quite a bit especially in the no coercion bills that come up.

Posted by: carla Author Profile Page at November 6, 2009 2:17 PM

Allow me to clarify something. When a no coercion bill comes up, many legislatures that know of the declarations will contact Operation Outcry and ask for specific declarations that share how hurtful it was to be coerced into an abortion.
Other legislatures that are looking into a woman's right to know seek declarations that tell of not being told a thing about the abortion procedure and the risks of abortion.

Posted by: carla Author Profile Page at November 6, 2009 2:32 PM

That does clarify things. Regarding confidentiality, do you have to get permission from these women before sending their testimony to a legislature, or is it implied already (upon the submission of their testimony to Operation Outcry)?
Does that make sense?

Posted by: Janet at November 6, 2009 2:52 PM

There is a box to check that you will allow The Justice Foundation(Operation Outcry is a project of TJF)to file your declaration as a friend of the court brief.

Have a great weekend, Janet!! :)

Posted by: carla Author Profile Page at November 6, 2009 3:15 PM

Thanks for all your input Carla, you too!

Posted by: Janet at November 6, 2009 3:46 PM