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Notorious Chicago Abortion Clinic Quietly Closes

Posted by John Jansen (October 21, 2015 at 12:49 pm)

Empty parking lot of the Albany abortion clinic on Chicago's Northwest Side

Empty parking lot of the Albany abortion clinic on Chicago’s Northwest Side [Photo by John Jansen, Oct. 21]

The Pro-Life Action League published a lengthy article earlier this year detailing a notorious Chicago abortion clinic’s repeated failure to comply with Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) requirements, resulting in fines totaling $50,000.

The Albany Medical-Surgical Center abortion facility, run by the Family Planning Associates (FPA) chain, has long been notorious for not-safe-but-legal abortions, as witnessed chiefly by four (4) women who died following abortions performed there: Maria Rodriguez, Nakia Jorden, Maria Leho, and, most tragically of all, 13-year old Deanna Bell.

Five abortionists are listed on the Albany facility’s latest renewal licensure [PDF]: Steve Lichtenberg, Darwin Jackson, Murray Pelta, Allison Cowett, along with Willie Parker, who was given awards by both Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice New York earlier this year.

The last day the Albany abortion clinic was open was Saturday, October 17. Since then, it’s been closed. A sign on the door now directs people to another FPA abortion facility in downtown Chicago, and the large sign in the facility’s parking lot that formerly said, “Family Planning Associates Medical Group” is now blank.

It remains to be seen why Albany is closed, but here’s what we do know:

Donate NowThe FPA website apparently has not been updated in some time, as it still indicates as of this writing that the Albany abortion facility is open when it is obviously not.

The whole story surrounding Albany’s closing at this time has yet to be uncovered, but we know that babies are no longer being killed there, and that is cause for rejoicing—especially considering that this news comes in the midst of a 40 Days for Life vigil held outside Albany for the sixth consecutive year.

To God be the glory!

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8 Responses to “Notorious Chicago Abortion Clinic Quietly Closes”

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  1. John Ryan says:

    Indeed, to God be the Glory!

    Still, Chicago area pro-lifers also owe a great debt of gratitude to the sidewalk counselors who have been an ongoing presence at Albany for decades, to the Women’s Center which has been immediately present to help those met at the clinic who have been willing to consider other options, and to Pro-Life Action League for it’s unyielding efforts to help the victims and would-be victims of this mill and to close the mill itself. We need to remember that Joe and his team have been working on this particular tragedy since before there was a “Pro-Life Action League”! It has been humbling to observe this progression over the decades and occasionally participate in MINISCULE ways.

    PLAL’s steady and patient persistence over the decades and especially over the last couple of years created a situation that even Gov. Quinn’s IDPH could not ignore. How many sidewalk counselors has PLAL trained who have spent countless hours in front of Albany? How many of your staff, starting with Ann and Joe, have spent regular hours over years and decades reaching out to any victims who would entertain their approaches at a mill with a footprint that always made personal contact difficult?

    While I’m sure there are others just as committed from the cadre of sidewalk counselors and activists over all those years, Rich Freeman and Greg Morrow must be among those looking down this week singing in a chorus of praise and thanksgiving to our Lord and Savior that can be heard throughout the heavens!

    Indeed, to God be the Glory . . . and the Thanks!
    And to the sidewalk counselors, the Women’s Center, and, especially, the Pro-Life Action League be great Thanks! . . . and Congratulations!

    October 22, 2015 at 7:22 am
  2. Jason Burdette says:


    We can hope and pray that this clinic is closing for good.

    Yours In Christ Through Blessed Virgin Mary
    Jason Burdette

    October 22, 2015 at 3:44 pm
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