Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Prayers Answered, Abortion Clinic Closed

Last night, our church hosted a meeting for a local pro-life group called Northwest Families for Life and heard some amazing news!  The abortion clinic where this group had been praying on the outside, and my son and I on the inside, recently closed!!!    My son had numerous appointments in that building with a podiatrist and a dermatologist and each time we would bring holy water; and mark the front entrance with the sign of the cross and then go to the gait that blocked the doorway of the abortion clinic, and mark that gait with the holy water.  We then briefly prayed in the hallway before going to his doctor's appointment.  I've blogged about it here and here.

Every Thursday during the 40 Days for Life Campaign this past Lenten Season, this group prayed at this location.  I would see them occasionally there on other days when they learned that the abortion doctor had moved his patients to this location from another one a couple of miles away. Yes, this doctor has 6 medical centers in which he has privileges that he performed abortions in the suburbs of Chicago.  He used to have 7 but now it is down to 6.  Praise God!

At our meeting we had the founder, Ms. Mary Zeien, of The Well of Mercy in Chicago present about their new center that offers housing and education for single mothers and their newborn babies.  Those who choose life, can stay there and receive support- both mom and baby.  We were able to meet one of the moms who lives there and her 3 week old baby.  What a blessing they were to us all!  God has orchestrated the opening of this center so single moms have a place to live, receive support and have their babies.

I am linking up with Trish's Simple Joys today because what could be more joyful than the blessing of a baby?  What could be more joyful than a support system for a single mom opts to have her baby?

What could be more joyful than life?


  1. the power of prayer is an amazing thing! this is wonderful news.

  2. Wow!! It's so good to hear some good news on the Pro-life front sometimes, it keeps us going!!!
    (prayer warriers that is!!)

  3. Thanks be to God and special people like you, Noreen who have the courage to pray and make a stand even though it is not easy. Wonderful news!

    May God bless you!

  4. Wonderful!! Proof that God is still listening and working!
    Keep praying for God's sweet babies and thier mommies!

  5. How amazing. I am blown away by the power of 40 days for life! Praise God!

  6. Praise God! It's still so hard for me to imagine that there are actually places of business that women go to have their babies killed. It's so unreal to me, like a science-fiction horror movie.

  7. WONDERFUL news! Just got home from praying our monthly Prolife Rosary with the secular Franciscans, and found this news. :) What a great thing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving!