Thursday, February 25, 2016

Abortion clinics closing at record rate

Clinics in the US are closing at record rates, according to a newslink that I clicked on in

State regulations that make it too expensive or logistically impossible for facilities to remain in business drove more than a quarter of the closings. Industry consolidation, changing demographics, and declining demand were also behind the drop, along with doctor retirements and crackdowns on unfit providers.

So instead of the protests outside clinics that prevailed in the 60's and 70's, the new strategy is to notify legislators when clinics aren't meeting the health requirements of the state. I know this is the strategy of Operation Rescue and it is obviously successful.

The fact that so many have closed since 2011 (31 each year since that date) is extraordinary. While we can cite the specific reasons for closures, behind it all is the continued steady presence of prayer warriors. Many of these clinics are ones where 40 Days for Life vigils have been held.

The power of prayer. It really does work.

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