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New Brunswick Abortion Facility Clinic 554, once owed by the infamous Henry Morgentaler, closes for good today

by | Feb 1, 2024

By Dave Andrusko

There is no more infamous abortionist in Canada than the late Henry Morgentaler. Defying what was the law at the time, in 1969 he opened an abortion clinic in Montreal. It marked the beginning of 20 years of legal battles in which he ultimately triumphed.

On Wednesday, Campaign Life Coalition sent out the good news that “New Brunswick private abortion facility Clinic 554 (the former Morgentaler Clinic) announced that it will be closing its doors as of today and will no longer be killing preborn children” [].

“This is great news for preborn babies and their moms in New Brunswick,” said CLC National President Jeff Gunnarson. “This baby-killing business venture will no longer be able to prey on vulnerable mothers and offer to kill their precious children to make money.”

Following the announcement of shutting down, local pro-abortion activists noted how pro-life forces “have actively worked to restrict access” to abortion. Indeed, in 2019, Campaign Life Coalition launched a campaign that successfully encouraged the New Brunswick government to stand firm against pressures to fund private abortion facilities. In 2023, CLC launched a campaign encouraging the province’s Premier Blaine Higgs to refuse to fund Clinic 554 in the face of a lawsuit from the Canadian Civil Liberties Association that sought to force the province to fund the centre.

CLC Atlantic coordinator Ruth Robert recounted the effort that went into running the 40 Days for Life campaign last fall outside of Clinic 554.

“Local pro-life advocates hoped this campaign would be the final push to shut the clinic down for good. Campaign leader and former CLC intern, Sarah Grace, was worried that there would not be enough pro-life people to run the around-the-clock campaign.

“She then heard God speak to her in her heart: ‘Go in the strength you have.’ She pressed forward, despite there being insufficient numbers of people to run the campaign. Some of the amazing volunteers drove for over four hours and would stay for hours praying. It’s because of people like Sarah Grace that this abortion mill is now closed. God has truly blessed the sacrifices of His devoted faithful. It all begins with one person stepping out in faith, and saying ‘Yes’ to God.”

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