Abortion Practitioner Quits, Business Cuts Hours as 40 Days for Life Continues

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 11, 2010   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Abortion Practitioner Quits, Business Cuts Hours as 40 Days for Life Continues

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
March 11
, 2010

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The latest 40 Days for Life campaign continues to rack up amazing success stories as hundreds of unborn children have already been saved from abortions. Now, national coordinator David Bereit informs LifeNews.com that an abortion practitioner has retired and an abortion business has cut its hours.

Bereit receive an email from Kathy in Columbia, Missouri who could barely contain her glee.

"We have wonderful news!" she shared. "The abortionist who did surgical
abortions in Columbia at Planned Parenthood has resigned. This is awesome news."

"But we still have to pray for the conversion of the doctor who gives the RU-486 abortion pill on Thursdays," Kathy continued.

Bereit talks about the significance of the decision.

"Columbia is right in the middle of Missouri — and now more than a two-hour drive to the nearest available surgical abortions in St. Louis and Kansas City," Bereit said.

Meanwhile, Mary Ann in Great Falls, Montana just sent her 40 Days for Life team an email with an all-capitals subject line praising God for the news she discovered.

"Planned Parenthood here has decreased its ‘clinic’ hours to Monday, Wednesday and Friday," explained Mary Ann. "This is a big change as they used to be open all day Monday through Friday and every other Saturday."

"I could barely type it my hands were so shaky," she said.

This, the fourth 40 Days for Life campaign in Great Falls, has finally produced dividends.

"Never before have we even seen the response that we are being blessed with during this campaign," said Mary Ann. "Our numbers of prayer vigil participants has increased tremendously, as well as the number of different churches that are participating."

Bereit says other abortion centers are cutting back hours as well as a result of the peaceful, prayerful local events.

"The Planned Parenthood abortion center that’s the site of the 40 Days for Life vigil in Winston-Salem, North Carolina was closed for two consecutive Saturdays — which was indeed a surprise to prayer volunteers. The abortionist was nowhere to be seen," he told LifeNews.com. "Toni in Winston-Salem isn’t sure why the facility was closed, or whether the cutback in hours is permanent."

Bereit also reports on a local pro-life group in an unnamed city where pro-life advocates gave an abortion practitioner a copy of the book "Mere Christianity" by C.S. Lewis.

They are hoping the book, which the abortion practitioner kept, will help him stop doing abortions.

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