No, your eyes are NOT deceiving you - one of our abortion clinics CLOSED!!! I can't convey my excitement via blog, but let me tell you, this is THRILLING!!! We've been praying and holding vigils at this clinic for years - and now it's gone! This particular clinic is the one where Kermit Gosnell worked before he was jailed for murder (it's so ironic to write that - "before" he was jailed for murder. He's always been murdering).
Our 40 Days for Life vigil is actually taking place at the Planned Parenthood clinic downtown, but we have a regular presence at this clinic on Saturdays. And over the years we've probably given this one more attention.
We've been working so hard to bring attention to this clinic and get it investigated since the Gosnell findings in Philadelphia in late January. To my knowledge, authorities never entered this clinic to investigate, but apparently the fact that both of the other "doctors" there had their licenses suspended was enough to get it closed!
Certainly this means that PP will increase it's business for the time being, but it also means that it's one less place for us to spend time! Now we can focus all of our efforts on PP, with prayers that Wilmington, Delaware will be abortion-free very soon!
That would be huge because according to the latest statistics, Delaware is #1 in the rate of abortion in the U.S. Yeah, you read that right. Number one. It's so sad for me to say that because I feel like some sort of failure of a pro-life activist! But...this clinic-closing news is very uplifting. We also have a couple of very good pro-life bills in the state legislature now that could make a huge difference. Please pray for our little state of big abortion. We still need it!