LEXINGTON, Ky. (ChurchMilitant.com) - Abortion activists are panicking as another abortion mill in the state of Kentucky has closed down, leaving only one in the state.
It was announced on a January 13 Facebook post by the Kentucky branch of the National Organization of Women (NOW) that the EMW Women's Clinic in Lexington is closing its doors on January 27.
Margie Montgomery, a representative of Kentucky Right to Life, told Church Militant, "We are delighted to hear this news since that means many babies' lives will be saved, and many women will be spared the ramifications of abortion, such as hurting physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually."
She continued, "We encourage women to go to crisis pregnancy centers of which there are many in Kentucky."
In February 2016, EMW was visited by state investigators after an anonymous complaint was phoned in, saying doctors there only performed abortions. Investigators concluded there were unsanitary conditions, and it was closed in June 2016. In August, the state supreme court denied an appeal to re-open the facility. Owners fought against Kentucky's Inspector General, who after a six-month fight, refused to grant a license. Additionally, the landlord decided to renew the owner's lease for the building.
Pro-life advocate Lila Rose conducted an investigation on the abortion mill in 2010. Undercover video shows that a worker at EMW gave false information to a girl seeking an abortion and failed to report alleged child abuse when she was told the girl was 14 and the father of the child was 31 years old.
Kentucky NOW is complaining over the abortion mill closure: "The Lexington abortion clinic is now a permanent casualty of Kentucky's governor, Matt Bevin."
Pro-life legislation is picking up in the state. Governor Bevin signed two laws on January 9, one banning abortion after 20 weeks and another, House Bill 2 (HB 2), mandating that an abortionist or lab technician perform an ultrasound on any woman seeking an abortion.
The American Civil Liberties Union is filing a challenge against HB 2, claiming it "intrudes on the practice of medicine and violates basic principles of medical ethics."