Bringing Jesus to PP through Mary: Planned Parenthood Birmingham surgical abortion center shuts down
This article originally appeared in this issue of the WSR: 2014-02-19

Planned Parenthood’s Birmingham Center in Alabama has shut down, at least temporarily. It was the last remaining abortion facility in the Birmingham area. The abortion business currently lists no hours on its website. A note on the website says: “Services at our Birmingham health center are temporarily slowed.” However, a sign on the door says that the facility has been temporarily closed and refers customers to other facilities.

LifeNews reported that “pro-lifers on the sidewalk witnessed the facility’s director being escorted from the building, followed by a repairman changing all of the locks. Three days later, a sign from Planned Parenthood Southeast (PPS) appeared stating that the facility would be closed until January 6, 2014. After the 6th, sidewalk counselors say the facility did reopen, but only briefly.”

The facility has been the site of intense pro-life prayer, and pro-life forces are crediting the closure as an answer to those prayers. ABC3340.com quotes Jim Pinto of Birmingham March for Life. “If we can close all the abortions clinics, that’s what we’re looking for,” says Pinto. “Something has happened here that hasn’t happened in 30 years. No abortion center is functioning in the city of Birmingham!”

Kudos to all who have been faithfully bringing Jesus to Planned Parenthood through Mary in Birmingham. We look forward to celebrating the permanent closure of this facility one day soon.