Abortion clinic closes in El Paso, Texas and pro-lifers celebrate

An El Paso Texas abortion clinic, founded in the 1970’s has closed it’s doors for good according to pro-lifers in the area.

The announcement of the closure of Reproductive Health Services came at the El Paso 40 Days for Life kick off at the Diocese of El Paso. “After forty one years of abortion in El Paso, it is officially closed forever,” a spokesperson can be heard saying. 

According to a letter from the Department of Labor obtained by the group, the abortion facility stopped seeing patients on June 30, 2018 and voluntarily permanently closed on July 14, 2018.

KTSM.com reported:

Reproductive Services, located at 1511 E. Missouri, did not renew its license, according to the Texas Department of Health and Human Services.

A sign reading “Closed” has been posted onto the facility’s door for about two months.

Coalition for Life South West also sent an announcement, and honored faithful side walk counselors who have been in out front of the facility for years:

Image: Prolifers honored by Coalition for Life SW

Prolifers honored by Coalition for Life SW

It was an honor to recognize several local pro-life legends at the kickoff with a ‘Culture of Life’ Lifetime Achievement Award for their 10+ years of persistent prayer and loving outreach on the sidewalk at “Reproductive Services” which was instrumental in the recent closure. Of course, there have been countless prayer warriors and sidewalk counselors who have devoted hundreds of sidewalk hours along side them, but those who were best known for their exemplary love and inspiring years of service include Ellen Hogarty, Celia Flores, Jovita & Victor Nevarez, Cristina Salcido, and of course Espy Bustillos!

It was especially moving when Espy received a standing ovation when she was brought forward in her wheelchair. She is renowned in El Paso for saving hundreds of babies, mothers, and families from the trauma of abortion by her extreme love and kindness, which even won over numerous abortion workers over the years. At one point, “Reproductive Services” even had attack dogs on their premises to intimidate pro-lifers, but got rid of them after they became harmless pups also won over by Espy’s prayer and love. Not even her factory job would keep Espy away from saving babies as she would get a ride to the sidewalk to squeeze in a few extra saves during her lunch breaks. Only a stroke finally prevented her from returning to the sidewalk, except for one last trip in her wheelchair, at which point all the abortion workers stopped what they were doing and came out to greet her with hugs having missed her smile on the sidewalk.

In 2014, the facility was temporarily closed after inspectors found they were out of compliance with HB2, a strict abortion measure that was later challenged at the Supreme Court. On August 20, 2015, AbortionDocs.org reports that the clinic was later re-licensed and reopened in new location.

In December of that same year and again on May of 2016, Reproductive Services was inspected by the state and due to the conditions that were found, they were levied a large fine of over $11,600. That fine was later reduced to a mere ten percent of the total amount ($1,165), after an Informal Conference requested by the abortion facility was held on January 2017.

  • The state found a series of troubling issues, including a failure to:
  • Implement and enforce policies that govern personnel staffed in the facility.
  • Ensure personnel that have a direct contact with patients signed a statement regarding patient’s rights.
  • Ensure that personnel were properly trained.
  • Provide a safe and sanitary environment to protect the health and safety of patients.
  • Ensure personnel had documented training in infection and control standards.
  • The facility failed to provide a store hazardous cleaning solutions and compounds in a secure manner.
  • Failed to ensure external chemical indicators were used in the sterilization process.

One Response to “Abortion clinic closes in El Paso, Texas and pro-lifers celebrate”

  1. Pamela Warren Says:

    Here are a couple of items from the Globe.

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-i-wanted-an-abortion-in-nova-scotia-but-all-around-barriers-still/ https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/editorials/article-globe-editorial-nova-scotia-like-the-other-provinces-needs-to-make/

    Pamela.

    On Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 9:07 AM Saynsumthn’s Blog wrote:

    > saynsumthn posted: “An El Paso Texas abortion clinic, founded in the > 1970’s has closed it’s doors for good according to pro-lifers in the area. > The announcement of the closure of Reproductive Health Services came at the > El Paso 40 Days for Life kick off at the Diocese of ” >

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