We certainly see signs of an implosion here in Washington but aren't willing to let our guard down.
Here's what we see from our perch: Abortion numbers here are down. From their highs in the 1990s of about 31,000 to about 21,000. This tracks with what we see across the country, for example, as was reported about Kansas abortion numbers this week.
40 Days for Life continues to irritate, upset and close abortion clinics. Just this week we got this notice about events at the Tacoma 40 Days for Life vigil site.
Just wanted to share good news from the front line - PP has been closed SEVERAL days, including at least one last week (may have been 2), then again yesterday (ABORTION DAY!) AND today. Just a note on the door. Customers showing up, several of whom we were able to re-direct to CareNet. On one of the days, Richard, one of the death escorts, showed up. He apparently saw the note and tried the door. It was locked. He got out his cell and made a call, after which he took off. So it sounds very last minute with no notice even to the volunteers. Praise be to God!We've also observed unexpected closures at the Everett 40 Days for Life vigil site and customers who had appointments surprised that the abortuatry was not opened.
Other observations are that staff morale appears low. Deathscorts are few and far between. More babies and moms are being saved.
However, the decrease in abortion numbers takes a huge chunck out of clinic revenue. You can see the Seattle Medical and Wellness Clinic in Seattle touting themselves with the "Most affordable abortion care in King County." They also attempt to compete with Planned Parenthood on price.
Cedar River Clinic in Yakima was forced to close and blamed it on Planned Parenthood for stealing their business by stating, "With the expansion of Planned Parenthood’s abortion services in Yakima in recent years, the region was over-served. Maintaining two main abortion-providing facilities in this community is just not sustainable."
Which leads us to another thought. If women will crawl over broken glass to get an abortion, as the abortion industry has led us to believe, then why is it so price sensitive? It appears to us that if abortion gets too expensive women will find other healthier ways to manage an unexpected pregnancy. They don't resort to self-abortion.
So what's the reaction of the abortion industry going to be? Well, both the state and their pro-abort cohorts are doing their best to increase the numbers, prime the pump as it were, through a variety of avenues: so-called comprehensive sex ed in the schools and community centers, increased distribution of condoms and contraceptives, targeting of kids while separated from their parents via the school based clinics and Planned Parenthood's teen health clinics, mandating that doctors and pharmacists participate in the abortion industry, shutting down pro-life crisis pregnancy centers, and increasing funding for Take Charge, which they recently did in the current version of the budget.
Finally, they are going to need more and more state and federal dollars to stay afloat. If we can cut off their funding it could be the fatal blow that shuts them down entirely. Keep working.