It has seemed to me an awful lot of abortion mills have been closing lately (for instance, here and here).

So Cheryl Sullenger of Operation Rescue was kind enough to compile a list for us.

OR keeps the most accurate and up-to-date record of active and closed abortion mills I’m aware of.

Cheryl tallied a whopping 31 abortion mills that have closed just this past year. Meanwhile, 9 new mills have opened. So there has been a net loss of 22, which is great.

As of now a total of 689 surgical abortion clinics remain in the US, from a high of almost 2,200 in 1991, according to OR. (This number does not include abortion mills that solely commit medical abortions, i.e., distribute the abortion pill, RU-486.)

As OR writes, “The pro-life movement should take encouragement in the fact that since 1991 over two-thirds of all abortion clinics have permanently closed.”

Read the list of 31 closed clinics here.

[Photo is of Central Women’s Services, a Wichita, KS, abortion mill that OR bought in June 2009, closed, renovated, and established as its national headquarters.]

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