Ben Johnson


Green Bay’s last abortion facility set to close this week: report

Ben Johnson

GREEN BAY, WI, July 29, 2013 ( – The city of Green Bay is set to become abortion-free this week, and pro-life protesters say sources confirm their actions made the difference.

Bellin Health Services is purchasing OB/GYN Associates, which has been performing abortions in the city for more than 30 years, effective August 1. Its abortionist, Dr. Robert Knox DeMott, will then become a Bellin employee.

DeMott said in federal documents that as a condition of his employment, “I may not provide abortion services to any patient.”

"Our prayers have been answered if indeed that's the case,” local pro-life activist Jim Ball told Fox11. “We've got an inside source who made it clear without our peaceful prayerful vigil out here, this would not be happening."

Bellin Health released a statement saying it “cannot verify or provide comments on potential or existing business negotiations” but will release a follow-up statement on Thursday.

“Whether Bellin made a purely business decision or one based on an objection to abortion, it is clear that most health care providers do not want to be tainted with the title, 'abortion provider,'” said Sue Armacost of Wisconsin Right to Life. “Regardless of where individual health care professionals may personally stand on the legality of abortion, the overwhelming majority of them do not want to be associated with the taking of human life for profit.”

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Jeff Mason, the former Chief Executive Officer of BayCare Clinics in Northeast Wisconsin, confirmed her assessment. “I think the service of abortion is an inflammatory one that causes a lot of emotion and negative branding, and I don't believe any healthcare provider is well served by being in that business,” he said.

If Bellin stops providing abortions, the next closest abortionists would be located in Fox Valley, Milwaukee, or Madison. 

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