First-Ever ‘Combination Birth Center’ Offers Birthing Services and Abortions in the Same Building

Birthing Center of BuffaloBUFFALO – A New York pregnancy center has become the first facility in the U.S. to offer both birthing services and abortions in the same building.

The Birthing Center of Buffalo is a new health facility that opened its doors last month. According to reports, the center is the first of its kind, offering both birthing services and abortion procedures.

“We are so proud to offer a full spectrum of reproductive services,” the birthing center staff shared in a November Facebook post. “Not to toot our own horn, but within the next few weeks we will become the first combination birth center and abortion clinic in the country!”

The Birthing Center of Buffalo is operated by Buffalo Womenservices—a pro-abortion agency which regularly condemns pro-life measures and organized a “40 days of prayer to keep abortion safe and legal” campaign last year. The facility now offers first and second trimester abortions up to 22 weeks gestation.

Buffalo Womenservices’ web site warns clients of pro-life protesters who might attempt to change women’s minds about abortion.

“Unfortunately, there may be some protesters in front of our facility, but they are not allowed past the front of the building or on clinic property,” the Web site states. “Please avoid communicating with the protesters.”

Dr. Katherine Morrison, the obstetrician-gynecologist who heads Buffalo Womenservices, believes abortion procedures should be offered hand-in-hand with traditional birthing services.

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“I see a connection between respecting a woman’s right to decide to end a pregnancy and her right to determine how she has her baby,” Morrison told local reporters.

“Both of these experiences—abortion and birth—can exist in a woman’s reproductive life,” she added. “Many mothers have had abortions or will have one.”

Pro-abortion activists herald the new facility as a victory for their cause. Last week, the liberal opinion Web site Slate praised the center’s “explicitly feminist point of view.”

“Having a single place to go for all your pregnancy needs instead of sorting patients out depending on their preconceptions about outcome is just plain common sense,” a Slate columnist suggested. “Being able to go to the same doctor to give birth and have an abortion at different times in your life is likely comforting for patients.”

“This Buffalo clinic, then, is a major step in the right direction,” the columnist continued. “… The same doctor who is performing abortions is also delivering babies. There’s no contradiction there.”

However, pro-life advocates describe The Birthing Center of Buffalo as “a terrible irony.”

“Babies will be welcomed into life in one room and, down the hall, their lives will be snuffed out in abortions,” Steven Ertelt wrote for LifeNews.

Ertelt also noted the health risks associated with abortion procedures.

“In the past few years, an ever-increasing number of studies have demonstrated that elective abortions in the first and second trimester are associated with an increased risk of subsequent spontaneous pre-term birth,” he wrote. “A 2012 study published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, which looked at 26 years of birth data, showed that a single induced abortion increased a woman’s risk of having a premature baby by 37%.”

Stasia Zoladz Vogel, president of the Buffalo Regional Right to Life Committee, also condemned the new facility in Buffalo.

“It’s absolutely ludicrous that those who specialize in taking life claim they are qualified to help women give birth,” she told reporters. “For anyone to entrust the birth of their child to a business that specializes in ending the life of infants in the womb is foolhardy at best and dangerous at worst.”

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  • Marlene Taylor

    God DID make an anti-abortion ordinance:
    “Thou shalt not kill.”

    • Sir Tainly

      “Thou shall not “murder” does not apply since Biblically, inducing a miscarriage is not treated as murder. Neither is self-defense, military killings, or defending the lives of others.

      If one would actually find an ordinance against abortion I expect that “abortion” would be used to ban abortions, yes? Abortions were being done in Egypt even well before Moses’ time and Moses was fully educated in Egyptian wisdom (Acts 7) so what I am saying is that Moses was not ignorant, he was well informed to the point of being mighty in word and dead, yet he did not write one ordinance that bans abortion Marlene.

      • Abortion is not “inducing a miscarriage”. Abortion is the pre-meditated dismemberment of an innocent unborn child, with the intentional outcome of a dead baby, therefore it is murder which is a violation of the sixth commandment!

        • Jay

          For whatever it’s worth to you Jeff Kinkead, Numbers 5: 11-31 is a record where it is recorded that God will give a miscarriage to a woman that has been unfaithful.

          I think that many people sincerely believe that abortion is murder, but they mistakenly seek to take the same option away from women or couples that may find themselves in a similar situation. Their version of purity and ethical integrity does not fit well with many people or their unique situations, but I do not deny them the freedom to not choose abortion either.

          In numbers God Himself aborts fetuses in certain situations, but these do-gooders think that they know it all. Abortion is not murder….unless you think that God is morally inferior to you as well based on Numbers 5 the issue as I see it is that God gave all care and responsibility for a fetus to the mom first and foremost, and of course by association to anyone involved in her life. Care for pregnant women will of course reflect on us as a culture in God’s eyes I believe. But the choice is hers.

          There ARE NO GODLY STATUTES banning abortion, and even in this case an abortion (pretty much) is granted by God. The best that I’ve seen in anti-abortion circles is reliance on the commandment, “Thou shall not murder. But from what I have seen in the scriptures…..ABORTION IS NOT MURDER. And we don’t stone and vilify women publicly for adultery anymore since Jesus told the one woman that he did not condemn her either.

          So biblicaly speaking the urge to ban abortions may be ethically and spiritually refuted by any number of answers from “none of your dang business” TO “not only is your law stupid, but it has no resemblance whatsoever to anything God has said….EVER.”

  • Jamie

    Although this seems weird I believe it could deter some would-be abortion seeker if they shared the waiting room with someone happily pregnant or someone that may have other small children with them.

    • Jay

      even though I am solidly pro-choice I am tremendously in favor of people making the best choices for themselves…either way.

      In one sense a real friend can reach someone about to make a mistake, but intelligent and reasonable people tend to see manipulative and fake friends with their own agenda in a bad light….justifiably so.

  • Stephanie

    This is a prime example of how unstable(demon possessed)these clinic workers are. Imagine a “Dr.” in a birthing room delivering a live child, and congratulating the mother as the baby is laid across her chest for “bonding”. Within a few minutes, the same “Dr.” takes a few steps down the hall, and dismembers another baby, while empathizing with the mother for her decision to murder her child. Total madness!

    And what about a wall of separation between the living children and the dead ones? It seems like the mother’s who are murdering their children would be very uncomfortable in the same surroundings with the women who have “chosen” to let theirs live. The cries of the living children would surely haunt those who had just murdered theirs. Eventually, this facility will be a 100% death camp. Life and death cannot co-exist.

  • Karate Kathleen

    I totally agree with Stephanie. This is so sick and twisted it’s worse than any horror movie because it’s real. Life and death cannot co-exist in the same place without bad stuff eventually happening. and what a thing to brag about!

  • Jay

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    Whoever is in charge of has repeatedly erased my post and also blocked me from posting here (until I changed my nom de plume and my e-mail address). They are hypocrites in that they now reject someone who has good intentions that also reasons from the scriptures and the Pharisees have done what they now do in the very pages of scripture that I reason from.
    “The problem with trying to force others to act according to your own beliefs is that they do not see you as being a help, they see you as being a persecutor. But when it comes to discussion I do so appreciate a forum such as this where we can freely share our own views and determine for ourselves the relative merits in others’ viewpoints for ourselves.
    My own viewpoints concerning abortions are simple, even though the discussions have been somewhat inflammatory at times, but people generally are passionate about their beliefs, or “IF” they are passionate I can respect their passion…even in the midst of disagreement.
    I don’t believe that abortion is murder…& I find that God Himself has not seen fit to make even one anti-abortion ordinance in the Bible…sooo I believe abortion should remain a matter of choice.
    Consequently I like this clinic and hope that America finds a way to have many more.

  • Tiffany

    I’m a patient receiving prenatal care at the birthing center and I have to say I do find it odd that the two are combined, but and I am also against abortion as a Christian. I truly believe that if a baby is meant to perish God will determine that and human beings should not “play God”. Murder is murder regardless of the situation, even in self defense. People will always try to find ways to justify or make themselves believe certain circumstances give them the right kill.

    I do believe however God is the only judge and we must not persecute one another but teach the truth and encourage and love one another. So I receive my care there because I want the natural for my child, I do not judge Dr Morrison or anyone else there. All we can do is pray for them. It is in God’s hands and he’s always in control.