Indiana Pro-Lifers Issue Call to Prayer as Dangerous Abortion Clinic Opens in South Bend

State   |   Indiana Right to Life   |   Jun 20, 2019   |   5:37PM   |   South Bend, Indiana

Indiana pro-life leaders issued a statewide, Indiana Call to Prayer for today upon learning the unlicensed abortion facility in South Bend will open its doors next week to begin abortions.

On May 31, Whole Woman’s Health Alliance (WWHA) won an injunction from a federal judge allowing it to begin doing abortions in South Bend without a state license. Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill filed an appeal against the federal judge’s ruling.

“Women and children deserve better than this,” said Mike Fichter, President and CEO of Indiana Right to Life. “We used to hear that abortion should be ‘safe, legal and rare.’ These days abortion proponents want women to ‘shout their abortions’ and now they want to subject them to abortions at this unlicensed facility.

“We are issuing a statewide call to prayer today, mourning the lives that will be lost in South Bend and remembering the women whose lives may be in grave danger thanks to the activist decision of a federal judge. May God have mercy on us all.”

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill filed an appeal to federal judge Sarah Evans Barker’s May 31 ruling that allows Whole Woman’s Health Alliance (WWHA) to begin doing abortions in South Bend.

“We extend our heartfelt thanks to Attorney General Hill for defending the unborn and their mothers,” said Mike Fichter, President and CEO of Indiana Right to Life. “If WWHA starts doing abortions without a license, women will be at risk in South Bend. We’re grateful to Attorney General Hill for standing up to this activist court ruling.”

Hill stated, “Criminal and civil penalties can only punish violations of the law after they occur. Licensing makes violations less likely to happen in the first place. This is precisely why states have licensed the legal and medical professions since the mid-19th century. Requiring abortion clinics to be licensed facilities is entirely reasonable and constitutional. For that matter, it’s the very least we should do to protect the health of women and unborn children.”