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Several Have Tried To Close All Families Healthcare

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We're learning today that All Families Healthcare has weathered several tries to shut down its office.

When police arrested 24-year-old Zachary Klundt for the break in that shut down that medical office, his mom resigned from the board of Hope Pregnancy Ministries.

In court, Klundt denied all four felony charges.

In March, All Families Healthcare was torn apart. Equipment was destroyed, windows shattered, and files thrown everywhere. Today, the shades are drawn, but you can still see clues that it's not business as usual. This is not the first time the Valley's only abortion provider has been attacked. The office on First Avenue East is actually a relatively new spot. They were firebombed back when they had an office on Meridian Road.

Then, just a few months ago, the director of Hope Pregnancy Ministries, Michelle Reimer, bought that property on Meridian with her husband.

"As long as abortion is legal and as long as abortion is happening where I live, I will do everything I can to help those women," said Reimer.

Reimer says this was a personal move, with her own money, that she took because she thought physician assistant Susan Cahill would retire once her office was sold.

"I think it leads us to question if there is a concerted effort by those involved with Hope Pregnancy Ministries to deny women the access to reproductive healthcare in the Flathead Valley," said Rachel Carroll Rivas, a co-director of the Montana Human Rights Network.

Reimer wants to make it clear that Hope Pregnancy Ministries does not stand behind the most recent attack on All Families Healthcare.

"We certainly condemn that act and can understand why people are upset about that. However, it has nothing to do with Hope Pregnancy Ministries," said Reimer.

Even if, like Reimer says, Hope Pregnancy Ministries is not taking any action to actively end abortions, the Montana Human Rights Network still worries about shutting down one of only four abortion providers in Montana.

"When people don't have access to these services, they access them in ways that are unsafe," said Carroll Rivas.

For now, and for the next few months, the building on First Avenue East will be pretty quiet. Cahill is taking the summer to think about whether she will practice again.

An online fundraising effort for All Families Healthcare has already brought in more than $73,000.

Catch the Fox Montana News @ Nine to hear what other controversy, centered around a well known white supremacy movement, this latest storm has dredged up for Hope Pregnancy Ministries.

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