For Immediate Release: 06-23-08
Contact Andrew Smith (Cell 972-955-8402)
: Late-term abortion facility to close. Mass of Thanksgiving to be offered.
The Catholic Pro-Life Committee, the Respect Life Ministry for the Catholic Diocese of Dallas, has confirmed that Aaron’s Women’s Health Center, a late-term abortion facility in Dallas, will shut its doors in the next two weeks. Aaron’s was one of three abortion centers in Texas that was authorized to perform late term abortions, up to 23 weeks, through a special state-certified Surgical Center status.
The Catholic Pro-Life Committee has maintained a constant presence of prayer and sidewalk counseling in front of Aaron’s for many years and was the second organization in the country to do a 40 Days for Life Campaign in 2004. Aaron’s was the focus of that effort from December 12, 2004 (Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe) - January 22, 2005 (anniversary of tragic Roe v Wade decision) when it was remodeling to do late-term abortions.
A 24 hour a day/7 day a week effort was organized then and more than 800 people from different denominations prayed and fasted for an end to the killing of babies inside the clinic.
CPLC Sidewalk Counselor Don Ancelin, a faithful , committed sidewalk counselor, who has been counseling at Aaron’s for the last three years , in talking to the clinic security guard last week, was the first to hear that employees of the clinic had been told to look for new jobs because the clinic would be closing in two weeks. Rumors of the clinics worsening financial status had been around for years. Independent sources have since confirmed the news.
“We are overjoyed to hear that this notorious place of death is finally closing
,” said Karen Garnett, the Executive Director of the Catholic Pro-Life Committee. “Late-term abortion is neither financially solvent, nor is it wanted in our community. We pray that God will be with all of the mothers who have entered that place and for all of their babies
The last abortion clinic to close in Dallas was ACH in May of 2001. There are 5 other places that perform abortions in Dallas.
A Mass of Thanksgiving will said by Msgr. Mark Seitz at 8:00 am on Saturday, June 28th at St. Rita Catholic Church, located at 12525 Inwood Rd., Dallas. Following Mass we will take buses out to Aaron’s for a prayer vigil and then return to St. Rita’s Sweeney Hall for a reception. All are invited to attend.
St. Rita Catholic Church was the location of the kickoff rally for the 40 Days Campaign held in 2004 and Msgr. Seitz walked in the procession to Aaron’s on December 12, 2004.Pictures from the last 40 Days for Life Campaign held in Dallas.
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