LAS VEGAS, Nevada, April 19, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Another abortion clinic is closing in “Sin City,” as the clinic’s owner has been evicted from his business park location.
Operation Rescue, a pro-life watchdog organization, reports that the Las Vegas abortionist now has only one abortion facility left out of three that he used to operate.
Frank Silver’s second facility closed on December 10, 2010. OR says local pro-life advocates discovered that Silver had been evicted after a local woman posted picture of the eviction notice on her Facebook page.
“We knew that this office had closed, but we only got news of Silver’s eviction last week,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.
Newman credited the eviction as “just more evidence of a failing abortion industry.”
OR says Silver’s former Buffalo Road facility was sealed off with an orange sticker that read “Warning, Keep Out,” although the sticker has been broken.
Silver now commits abortions at one remaining location in Las Vegas. According to OR, Nevada has six abortion facilities: five in Las Vegas, and one in Reno.
“In 1991, there was an estimated 2,200 abortion clinics in the U.S. Today that number had dropped to 679, and continues to decrease by the month,” said Newman. “The closing of Silver’s clinic brings us another step closer to a final end to abortion in this nation.”
Although the number of abortion facilities have been on the decline over two decades, some of the reductions represent consolidations designed to reduce overhead and increase profitability.
Planned Parenthood has opted to create mega-clinics as part of that strategy. The abortion giant is right now attempting to build a new center in Duarte, California – ten years after pro-life advocates stopped their bid to place an abortion clinic in nearby Monrovia.
A 78,000 square-foot Houston Planned Parenthood facility has been called by some the largest abortion center in the western hemisphere.