No Bail-Out for Profiteering Newfoundland Abortion Business


Newfoundland Abortuary

TO: Hon. Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador
CC: Hon. Tom Osbourne, Minister of Health for Newfoundland and Labrador

I am calling on the House of Assembly to end the taxpayer bail-out for the Athena Health Centre, a private, for-profit abortion business in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

[ The Undersigned ]


The Athena Health Centre abortuary, which commits 90% of the preborn killings in the province, saw a significant down-turn in business over the last two years. The clinic’s owner and profiteer, Ms. Rolanda Ryan, blamed a decrease in “unplanned sexual activity” during the COVID-19 pandemic for the lower demand for abortions.

Before the pandemic, the Athena Health Centre boasted of committing 900 elective abortions a year, which breaks down to 2 to 3 dead babies per day.

While Newfoundlanders can celebrate the drop in killing in 2020 and 2021, Ms. Ryan has complained about the hit to her bottom line, which has caused her preborn butcher shop to fall into debt.

After appealing to the provincial government of Andrew Furey for relief, a new funding formula was announced on April 1st. Instead of being paid “per head” for each abortion committed, Ms. Ryan will now be paid a quarterly “lump sum” regardless of how many babies are killed.

This April Fool’s Day gift from the liberal government, which makes Newfoundland taxpayers the real fools, will serve to prop up a failing and morally repugnant business for ever. No matter how incompetently Ms. Ryan runs her abortuary, or how low the demand for abortion drops, taxpayers will continue to line her pockets.

It is hard to understand why this failed for-profit abortion business should receive special treatment from the Furey government while thousands of other ordinary businesses are also struggling or have faced closure due to the pandemic. It would seem that there is a political agenda at play.

The Athena Health Centre abortion business should not receive any more special treatment or funding from the provincial government. The bail-out needs to end now, and Ms. Ryan needs to stop getting a free ride on the taxpayer dime.

For more details, check out this blog by Ruth Robert, CLC's Atlantic Region Coordinator:

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Sandi S. Saskatoon , SK
Feb 12, 2023 - 07:22pm
Anonymous Martensville, 0
Feb 9, 2023 - 09:59pm
Diana A. Red deer, AB
Feb 8, 2023 - 05:39pm
Choose life not death
Helen W. Nipawin , SK
Feb 3, 2023 - 03:25pm
Laura S. St. Catharines, ON
Jan 4, 2023 - 03:31pm
Witold M. Tiny, ON
Jan 3, 2023 - 06:10pm
Marjorie B. Grande Prairie, AB
Dec 12, 2022 - 07:29pm
Kandis L. Cochrane, AB
Dec 11, 2022 - 05:29pm
Margaret M. Box 162, Lampman, SK
Dec 6, 2022 - 12:10am
Why murder out growing babies who are our future? We need them and they need us.
Chris R. Chatham, ON
Nov 27, 2022 - 10:41am
Lorianne E. Humboldt, SK
Nov 24, 2022 - 11:27am
Lessening demand for abortion is a good thing - regardless of your stance on it's legality. If women aren't seeking abortion, they don't need them. Shocked to hear for profit private clinics exist in the first place. If demand does not sustain, tax dollars are better spent elsewhere.
Bonnie K. Magrath, AB
Nov 23, 2022 - 03:41pm
NO! To funding for abortions!
Daniel V. New Lowell, ON
Nov 10, 2022 - 06:41am
Mary and Bill H. Kingston, ON
Nov 8, 2022 - 03:28pm
Nov 5, 2022 - 06:13pm
The Government should not be spending tax payers money this way