Writing for the Rockford Register Star, Corina Curry explains why the Northern Illinois Women's Center (the name is nothing more than a nice to describe the evil that occurred within) is closing:
The clinic's decision is based on a lack of support from the community, the political climate surrounding the abortion issue both locally and nationally and the challenge the clinic would face in rebuilding staff, the director said.You might be wondering, if the NIWC had been in operation for forty years, where the community support go? The article doesn't go into this except to say:
The Illinois Department of Public Health ordered an emergency suspension of the clinic's license Sept. 30 because of health and safety violations observed during on-site inspections in June and September.What, you ask, did the IDPH find that caused them suspend the license? I'm glad you asked. The Illinois Review summarized the findings:
Among these cited violations, of which “many members of the public remain unaware,” were the following:There is, of course, much more to be reported that doesn't concern the Department of Health, such as the centers placement of hateful displays in its windows to taunt pro-lifers, including a crucified rubber chicken and a picture of Jesus with his middle finger extended that read, "Even Jesus hates you." Other attempts by the center including blaring loud music to try to drown out pro-lifers and even going after pro-lifers with a moving chainsaw. And the media would have us believe the "pro-choicers" are the sane and civil ones.
• “3 of 3 operating rooms inspected failed to ensure a sanitary environment”;
• Failure to prevent contamination of clean surgical equipment;
• Autoclave equipment used to sterilize medical instruments failed biological testing on at least two occasions; such equipment should have been tested weekly but was untested for four months and then failed, leaving an undetermined number of patients exposed to unsterile surgical instruments;
• Failure to meet legal requirement for a qualified Registered Nurse to be present in the operating room during procedures, leaving unqualified and unlicensed personnel to do tasks reserved by law for licensed, qualified, professional personnel.
In a written statement to the newspaper, the center said:
The staff is very saddened by the closing. We are not done grieving this loss and still are struggling with surrendering to the idea that we will not be able to do this work tomorrow or the day after.I suppose they would like us to feel sorry for them. I don't. I'm quite overjoyed at their loss.
Now let us redouble our prayers, that the abortuary in Granite City will also close for good.