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October 27, 2015

Twenty-Seven Year Battle Delivers Pro-Life Victory in Chicago

The Albany Medical-Surgical Center Family Planning Associates abortion clinic, 5086 N. Elston Avenue in Chicago, closed its doors on October 17, in the wake of safety inspections conducted by the Illinois Department of Public Health. The shutdown follows 27 years of community objection to the center, led by the Pro-Life Action League, and the group's pressure on state officials to hold the clinic accountable for safety violations.

Eric Scheidler, Executive Director of the Pro-Life Action League, stated, "This is a victory for all who value human life. This abortion provider operated for years without any safety inspections, and multiple women have died following abortions performed there. Now that its doors have closed, this neighborhood is safer for women and their unborn children." From the time that the clinic opened in 1988, the Pro-Life Action League has organized sidewalk counseling, conducted protests and coordinated prayer vigils outside of the Albany neighborhood abortion provider.

Albany Medical-Surgical Center was sued by the family of 13 year-old Deanna Bell, who died during an abortion there in September 1992. The same Elston Avenue Family Planning Associates abortion clinic was cited in the abortion deaths of 22 year-old Maria Rodriguez in 2000, Maria Leho—a mother of three—in 1999 and Nakia Jorden in 1998.

Click here for the originating article from Christian Newswire.