Friday, January 20, 2012

Infamous abortion clinic closes for good

Last year's March for Life. (from:

The 39th annual March for Life will take place in Washington, D.C. next week. Some of the faithful from our state are heading that way this weekend. Please pray for their safe travels and thank them for their strong witness against the injustice of abortion in our country.

In the arena of pro life issues, some interesting news came out of Illinois in recent days. Some of you might recall stories about the Northern Illinois Women's Center in Rockford, Ill., an abortion clinic which came into the national spotlight for the hateful imagery and anti-religious displays that workers at the clinic aimed at pro life protestors who gathered for prayer vigils outside.

Here's a story from a couple of years ago about what pro life (and mostly Catholic) protestors faced from the clinic (warning: some of the images might be offensive):

The clinic was closed in September of 2011 for violations of state health laws. Now, in the face of stiff fines, it is now being reported that the clinic will not reopen.

One.... small... victory for the most defenseless in our society.

You can read the whole news story at the Catholic News Service website here.