400-500 Prayed and Hoped at Fairmount Abortion Clinic on Good Friday
Here at the Catholic Pro-Life Committee, we had the day off last Friday in honor of Good Friday. I had planned on getting an early start in driving home to San Marcos for the weekend to visit my parents. Instead, I decided to stay and take part in praying at Fairmount Abortion Clinic on Friday morning.
It was worth the traffic.
Fairmount Abortion Clinic is tucked away on a small street at the edge of uptown, just a few blocks away from the Cathedral Guadalupe where we had the Pro-Life rally in January. It was fitting that we were there on Good Friday, the day our Lord died. So many children are ripped from their mother’s wombs there, so many mothers have unknowingly committed their greatest regret there.
So, it was there that Fr. Paul from Cistercian Abbey led about 400-500 people in praying the Pro-Life Stations of the Cross, the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary, and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. The sun was out, but it was still chillier than most people expected for early April in Texas. Despite that, parents, babies, families, single people (like myself), older couples, and high school, junior high, college students on break from school lined both sides of the street across the block.
Father’s voice could not extend to all of us, so he spoke through a headset microphone while we huddled around walkie-talkies waiting to be led.
We weren’t the only ones out there. The “Clinic Support” wearing t-shirts of the same name, some volunteers, some paid, all with the intention to make sure our presence didn’t interfere with the day’s business over at Fairmount Abortion Center. Just because it was a holiday weekend didn’t mean the killings stopped. That’s not good for revenue, after all.
We prayed and sung and prayed some more in hopes that one day there won’t be a need to stand in front of buildings like Fairmount Abortion Center. We pray that one day, there won’t be anymore abortion centers to stand in front of because they will all be shut down.
But until that day, we go and we stand and we pray with our Rosaries, and we hope. That’s what we can do.