This week, LifeNews has reported the excellent news that three abortion clinics have closed down.
Pro-life advocates in Augusta, Georgia have been praying that the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in their city would close for more than three decades. Last week, they said their prayers were answered. Meanwhile, a Planned Parenthood in Florida is the latest in a string of abortion facilities to announce that they will be closing their doors this year.
And a second abortion clinic in Georgia closed this week after being accused of hiding its abortion business from the landlord and allowing staff to do medical procedures without a license.
Now, the pro-life leaders of 40 Days for Life report that an abortion practitioner based in Jacksonville, North Carolina who has killed 58,000 babies in abortions is calling it quits:
Volunteers in Jacksonville thought they would be in for a long battle in their community.
When the local TV station did a report about the start of campaign, the owner of the abortion center where they’re praying appeared in the story … promising he would always be there for “the patients who choose to come to him.”
He had been in business for decades – and according to state health department records, almost 58,000 abortions were performed there over the years. So last month, volunteers launched their fifth 40-day vigil … praying on the sidewalk outside and serving as a witness to their city.
Not quite a week later, it was a very different story. The owner said that because of “unforeseen circumstances,” he would be closing his business.
“A miracle has happened!” said Theresa, the local 40 Days for Life coordinator in Jacksonville. The closure was totally unexpected.
At a rally outside the center after its final day in business, she told reporters, “We’re just glad the abortions are going to be over … we’re just thanking God that this day has come!”
At the celebration, local volunteers were joined by 40 Days for Life board members Matt Britton and Tibor Baksy.