Catholics and others have peacefully and prayerfully protested that clinic for years and years.
The director of that clinic with an Italian last name, use to exercise right next to me on an elliptical machine in the health club we used. We would exchange good mornings and the like and then I would pray the Holy Rosary for the closure of the clinic and her conversion to become pro-life.
The prayers of so many in Augusta have been answered. I don't know, though, if the abortionist who exercised next to me had a conversion to the truth and love of God for all people, especially the most vulnerable unborn. I continue to pray for her conversion!
From this morning's Augusta Chronicle:
Augusta clinic no longer in operationFrom Staff Reports
Planned Parenthood Southeast is no longer providing health care at the Augusta Health Center, 1289 Broad St., it announced on its Web site.
According to a news release, the operation was closed by the agency’s “commitment to fiscally responsible decisions which ensure high quality patient care.”
“In the shifting health care landscape both locally and nationally,” the statement said, “Planned Parenthood must constantly assess operational efficiency and identify how to remain strong, serving as many patients as possible over both the short and the long term. As a result, Planned Parenthood Southeast is redirecting resources to other communities within the established service area.”
The Broad Street office is normally closed on weekends, but there were no signs on its doors Saturday afternoon indicating a change in status.
The Augusta Care Pregnancy Center cheered the closure and said it will hold a news conference at 2 p.m. Monday to respond to the development.
“For 35 years, Augusta Care Pregnancy Center has prayed that Augusta Planned Parenthood would close,” the group said in an e-mail. “Thousands of pregnant mothers have been wounded, some physically and some mentally. God has answered many prayers of the Augusta people.”