The Womenâ€™s Center, an unlicensed abortion facility in Nashville, Tennessee, has closed its doors for good as of Saturday, August 11, 2018.
Over the years, the State of Tennessee attempted to shutter the Womenâ€™s Center because it had failed to obtain a facility license, but a 2002 court ruling allowed the abortion facility to remain open.
The abortion business was owned by Gary Clayton Boyle, 70, a long-time Tennessee abortionist who was arrested in 2010 for pointing a loaded gun at pro-life demonstrators. The incident took place in Charleston, South Carolina, where he often traveled to do abortions. In 2012, Boyleâ€™s felony charges were reduced to a misdemeanor and he pled guilty to disturbing the peace. He was ordered to pay a $100 fine.
â€œWe are so glad to see this notorious abortion facility finally shut down and congratulate all pro-life supporters who have faithfully prayed and worked toward this end,â€� said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.
In October 2014, the Tennessee Star reported on a 911 call placed from the Womenâ€™s Center in June of that year in which a woman had stopped breathing while in the middle of an abortion procedure. The video that included the 911 call revealed a dramatic exchange where the caller was urgently ordering another clinic worker to find the epinephrine, which is used to treat anaphylaxis, a severe potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that can affect breathing.
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The Tennessee Star reported Monday that Tennessee Right to Life President Brian Harris announced that soon the building will house a non-profit medical practice that â€œoffers ethical and life-affirming services for low-income individuals.â€�
Harris also indicated that he believed that Boyleâ€™s advancing age may have played a part in closing the abortion facility.
LifeNews.com Note: Cheryl Sullenger is a leader of Operation Rescue.