As some of you know, I serve on the Board of Abba Pregnancy Resource Center because I'm very passionate about the pro-life movement. So you can imagine my joy when I received this awesome news in my in-box this morning from a fellow Board member:
Dear Friend of the Unborn,
Regions Hospital, bowing to the pressure brought by prayer and the presence of thousands of Christians, announced today that the abortuary within the hospital will close on December 9, 2011. This comes after seven 40 Days for Life campaigns involving thousands at the hospital, petitions drives, phone calling and emailing campaigns, and millions of dollars in lost business for HealthPartners over its ownership of the hospital and the abortuary.
I cannot express properly the waves of emotions of joy I am experiencing with this victory.
I have little doubt the reason for this announcement on the Friday after Thanksgiving was intended to minimize the publicity of the closing and to pass a "Regions only" spin to the news. But it matter little as to the claims of the hospital, we know how much prayer and labor has gone into convincing hospital officials to close their abortion mill.
This is the first abortion facility to close in Minnesota in more than two decades.
We thank God first and foremost for this great victory. It is the Lord of Life who has moved hearts and changed minds. We also thank all those who prayers ardently, kept vigil or stood in witness at Regions, who signed petitions, sent correspondence, picketed at HealthPartners clinics and annual meetings, and who aided the boycott of HealthPartners medical insurance these past six years.
Your brother in Christ,