I just returned from a prayer rally at the abortion clinic where late-term abortionist Leroy Carhart started today. Hundreds of pro-lifers from around the area came out to witness to the sanctity of human life and to expose the evil practices of this abortionist to the local community. Local clergy from many Christian traditions came to lead us in prayer and to stand for life. I was especially proud that about half of our county’s Catholic homeschooling group was in attendance.
My wife, who has prayed the Rosary in front of this clinic almost every Friday for the past four years, was asked to speak at the rally. She has been begging God to shut down this clinic for years and when she first heard that Carhart was coming, her initial reaction was to wonder if God was hearing her prayers. But she quickly realized that this might be exactly how God works a miracle: by Carhart coming, now everyone in the community knows about the clinic and many are outraged and want it to be shut down. After she was finished speaking, Reverend Patrick Mahoney, a national pro-life leader who organized today’s rally, said, “Thank you for your service Suzan – and now the cavalry’s coming!”
One of the interesting things about today’s rally is that it was discovered that the board which supervises the office complex in which the clinic resides was having their regularly scheduled meeting at the same time as the rally. There are businesses in the office complex who are outraged that this barbaric practice is taking place there, and many other businesses just don’t like that there will be controversy there, which is bad for business. Hopefully today’s rally let them know what a bad idea it is to have an abortion clinic as one of their businesses – both morally and economically.
Please pray that there will be a constant and large pro-life presence at this clinic until it is finally shut down.
Some pictures from the rally:
To follow the efforts to stop Carhart’s Maryland practice, go to www.kickoutcarhart.com.