Students, Congressman Brave Arctic Temperatures to Pray for an End to Abortion

Wichita, KS — Braving sub-freezing temperatures and a wind chill hovering around -2° F, dozens of high school students from across Kansas sang hymns and knelt in prayer for an end to abortion outside of the South Wind Women’s Center abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas this morning.

The students were joined by Congressman Tim Huelskamp, who knelt on the icy sidewalk with them in prayer.

A smaller groups of abortion supporters gathered across the clinic’s driveway and shouted, blew whistles, and shook noisemakers in an effort to drown out the prayers and hymns put forth by the pro-life throng. The contrast between the chaos that the abortion supporters attempted to create and the prayerful demeanor of the pro-life students was remarkable.

“It was an honor to join these young people on the street this morning and was impressed with their prayerful attitude and willingness to bear the bitterly cold temperatures,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “It was very encouraging to the students and to local activists to see a U.S. Congressman as concerned about the lives of innocent children that are brutally cut short at abortion clinics like this. We applaud Congressman Huelskamp for his commitment to the pro-life cause.”

Several news reporters and cameramen covered the event, which was organized by students from St. John’s Catholic High School in Beliot, Kansas, who traveled 2½ hours to Wichita to rally and pray at the abortion clinic. High school students in states such as Nebraska, South Carolina, and Colorado are also participating in a similar Catholic School for Life rallies at abortion clinics in their home communities.

The South Wind Women’s Center opened 7 months ago in the building that once housed George Tiller’s infamous late-term abortion clinic. Operation Rescue discovered evidence of financial malfeasance related to the clinic’s funding and filed the appropriate complaints. The clinic owner Julie Burkhart, remains under investigation.

Truth Truck Rolls To Tampa for the GOP Convention

Tampa, FL – Operation Rescue has partnered with Created Equal to send our Truth Truck on a tour through Battleground States between now and the November election for the purpose of urging the public to “Vote Pro-Life.”

Right now, the Truth Truck is rolling down the streets of Tampa just in time for the Republican Convention.

Below is a news clip from a visit last week to Ft. Myers, Florida. The graphic images have been blurred. Folks may not like seeing the horrific truth about abortion, but we know that these images change hearts and save lives. American will never abolish abortion until it faces the ugly truth.

Click to donate to Created Equal to help with the expenses of this crucial tour.

Birmingham Abortion Clinic Surrenders License, Closes Down

Birmingham, AL – Pro-life groups around the country are celebrating today after the New Woman All Women (NWAW) abortion clinic in Birmingham, Alabama, surrendered its license to the State Health Department Friday and ceased operations.

“This is a huge victory that would not have been possible without the dedication of pro-life activists such as Fr. Terry Gensemer of CEC for Life, who tirelessly worked with Operation Rescue, Life Legal Defense, The Survivors, and others to make sure that this dangerous abortion mill closed for good. It is an example of what can be accomplished when pro-life groups work together toward a common goal,” said Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation. “Without our combined work, this clinic would still be taking the lives of innocent babies today.”

The State ordered the closure after pro-life activists filmed two women being carried out of the run-down building to awaiting ambulances on January 21, 2012, and reported the incident to authorities. A 911 call obtained by the activists revealed that the abortion clinic had overdosed the women on a dangerous drug. When the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) investigated, they discovered 76 pages of deficiencies, including a third botched abortion victim. Many of the deficiencies were repeat violations.

Another company, Ochata Management, LLC, attempted to apply for a license to keep the abortion clinic open, however, pro-life activists discovered connections between Ochata and the NWAW owner Diane Derzis. The consent order specifically prohibited Derzis from having any connections with the new owners. The ADPH rejected Ochata’s license application, citing two lease agreements that would continue to give Derzis control of the abortion business and receive all of its profits.

“We continue to remain vigilant and will actively oppose anyone who attempts to reopen this abortion clinic,” said Newman. “But today, we celebrate.”