Warning: if you don’t want to be inspired, please skip this post and definitely don’t watch the video below.
An amazing thing is happening here in Maryland. In response to the arrival of late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart, Christians have mobilized to protest his barbaric practice and to let him know that he is not welcome here. Since Mr. Carhart first arrived, there have been three 600+ person prayer rallies to oppose his practice. Mr. Carhart has remarked, however, that the opposition won’t last and soon nobody will be protesting at his clinic.
Instead, there are now 80+ people praying every Monday morning in front of Germantown Reproductive Health Services. This has already resulted in at least one life being saved, and there is reason to believe that other women have chosen life because of this peaceful, prayerful presence.
What is even more amazing about this weekly gathering is that it has been primarily organized and promoted by a 17-year-old high school student! Instead of waiting to see what his elders would do, young Jamie Morrison has taken it upon himself to confront this evil directly and to work to put it to an end. A committed abortionist with the backing of the entire pro-abortion industry is being confronted by a young man who is simply responding to God’s call. If the story of David and Goliath is any indication, I like Jamie’s chances!
Jamie and his younger brother Nicky (good news: Jamie is the oldest of six children, so there is more where he came from!) put together an inspiring video that documents their work at this clinic and urges anyone who can to join them. Witness all these young people standing for the Gospel of Life – this is the future of the Church!
One of the people in the video actually works in the same office complex as this clinic, and I think his quote is a powerful one: “I don’t know why [Carhart] chose our place to do it, but if he chose our place to do it, then it’s our job to get out and protest against it.” If only every pro-lifer in this country had such an attitude.
Please pray for all involved in this important apostolate – and please consider being a prayerful presence in front of an abortion clinic in your area. Join the Voice!