Maryland Planned Parenthood Must Shut Down Due to Pro-Life Pressure


By Cheryl Sullenger

Silver Spring, MD — When Lauren Handy, Director of Mercy Missions, and a friend started a campaign over the summer called “Abortion is Bad Business,” she set the ambitious goal of shutting down a busy Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Silver Spring, Maryland, within six months.

The campaign put pressure on Peel Properties, which owns the building where Planned Parenthood is located. Interestingly, Denise Peel, owner of Peel Properties, is Catholic. Handy appealed to her as a Catholic and begged her to uphold her Christian faith.

“Abortion is bad business. We leave when Planned Parenthood leaves,” Handy told the real estate company.

Handy’s appeal was successful and now Peel Properties has terminated Planned Parenthood’s long-term lease and ordered Planned Parenthood to vacate the building – and Planned Parenthood has agreed to go!

“We are so excited that Planned Parenthood is closing! Happy Birthday, Planned Parenthood!” Handy told a large crowd of pro-life supporters gathered outside the abortion facility on Saturday to protest Planned Parenthood’s 100th Anniversary.

“We couldn’t be prouder of Lauren Handy and the work of Mercy Missions,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “This just proves that tactics like this, which Operation Rescue has employed for years, are successful at shutting down abortion mills and saving lives.”

But Handy finds this good news and bad. She is ecstatic that her campaign worked so fabulously, but is concerned that Planned Parenthood has yet to shut down.

Right now, Planned Parenthood is on a month-to-month lease, presumably until they can wind down their business and move out. Since this facility commits an estimated 100 abortions per month, each month this abortion business operates means 100 more dead babies.

Women are also at risk. Last February, an ambulance was called to the Silver Spring Planned Parenthood for a patient who was barely able to walk. No gurney was used to aid the woman, who was in obvious pain. She walked out to the ambulance under the assistance of emergency responders and was partially lifted into the side door of the ambulance.

Handy is asking for help from local pro-life activists to maintain their vigils outside Planned Parenthood until it closes for good.

She is also asking for pro-life supporters to call Peel Properties at (301) 280-4400 and ask them to get Planned Parenthood out now.

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  • CaptTurbo

    I wish they would all stop murdering babies. How can a person have rot creep so deep into their souls as to do such a thing?

  • Glennfriend67

    Awesome! Now boot them out the door….now, before they start taking advantage of this month to month lease. Sounds like they are already. Tell them they’re not welcome and they have a fortnight to pack up and leave or they’ll be forcibly escorted from the premises.

  • sox83cubs84

    First of many, I hope and pray.

  • DavidDeplorable

    Where will they go next if, indeed, they do move? The celebration is premature until they actually leave and do not reopen. Keep up the pressure!

  • Suzu M

    No matter what…the best thing that could happen is simply for PP employees to have a change of heart. So, reach out to them, pray for them. No one changes the heart as well as God can. And pray that Mamas on the way to the clinic get a sudden change of heart and turn to people who TRULY care. Pray that abortionists’ consciences get so overwhelmed that even THEY need to get out of the business. Abortion will ALWAYS kill. But PEOPLE can change. Please, LORD!

  • Suzu M

    It makes my heart hurt so badly that I can not personally save each child and mother. :(

  • conservmrs

    Sometimes the Devil comes on with a ROAR and leaves with a WHIMPER!!!!! (When people stand strong in HIS (GOD’S) WORD!!!!)

  • Susan Misa

    They should change their name to what they really are, “Abortion Clinics”.

  • namreka

    Are you sleeping???

  • j anime ramen

    This is great I know this group was doing good praise god another one of these devils are down.

  • CaptTurbo

    I think “Infanticide Inc.” Better describes them.

  • Guest4ever

    How about Death Clinics, or Death, Inc., or Murder, Inc.

  • Carol

    How encouraging! One person appealing to the building owner about her Catholic faith. God must have pricked the owner’s conscience and now Planned Parenthood has to go. Way to go, Maryland!

  • Terry Adams-Stromsky

    Tax payers will NOT pay to kill babies. This is evil and MUST be shut down.