Friday, August 5, 2011

Late Term Abortion Clinic Closes -- Summer of Mercy 2.0

Twenty years ago in the summer of 1991 a pro-life event was scheduled to target late term abortionist Dr. George Tiller, who during his career performed over 60,000 abortions mostly on 7-8 month old unborn children in the womb. 50,000 pro-life advocates from all over the United States answered the call to stand for life through peaceful pro-life demonstrations and prayer. The abortion clinic closed for 12 days during the six week long event that was later named Summer of Mercy. People courageously stood to protect the voiceless in the womb (2,600 arrests were made during the 6 weeks) and by doing so countless lives were saved, many of which we will never know about.

This summer on the 20th anniversary of the first Summer of Mercy, pro-life advocates from across the Unites States have once again answered the call, but this time late term abortionist Dr. Leroy Carhart’s clinic in Maryland is the target. The late term abortion clinic has been surrounded with constant prayer for a nine day long event called Summer of Mercy 2.0.

Summer of Mercy 2.0 began July 30th and is scheduled to run through August 7th. But on August 1, four days ago, Dr. Carhart’s clinic doors didn’t open. Due to investigation of his abortion clinic and courageous pro-lifers standing on the sidewalk outside of his clinic, Dr. Carhart closed his abortion clinic for a week! This means: abortion appointments were cancelled and walk-ins aren’t accepted because the doors are closed. Lives have been spared and women do not reap the loss of their child’s life this week in that abortion clinic. I would say that Summer of Mercy 2.0 has already been affective, and I pray that it continues to be so.

In light of Dr. Carhart closing his abortion clinic for the week, Summer of Mercy 2.0 has been extended through the week of August 8th when the clinic is to reopen. Why? Because people of the United States recognize the worth and dignity of unborn children in the womb and know that women deserve better than the emotional and physical hurt after an abortion. So, united together, they continue to stand.

Standing In Defence of the Voiceless,


Kelsey said...

I love it! Yesterday we got the atheist perspective on Summer of Mercy, and today we have the Chrisitan perspective. What other group can say that?

Robert Treat said...

What's not widely realized about Dr. Tiller is that they were on the verge of having his practice shut down because of safety violations when he was gunned down, so he became a martyr for the pro-"choice" movement.