SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Indiana pro-life leaders issued a statewide, Indiana Call to Prayer for today upon learning the unlicensed abortion facility in South Bend will open its doors next week to begin abortions.
As NRL News Today reported, back on May 31, Whole Woman’s Health Alliance won an injunction from Federal Judge Sarah Evans allowing WWHA to begin doing abortions in South Bend even though it did not have a state license. On June 3, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill filed an appeal against the federal judge’s ruling.
In his appeal, AG Hill stated, “Criminal and civil penalties can only punish violations of the law after they occur. Licensing makes violations less likely to happen in the first place. This is precisely why states have licensed the legal and medical professions since the mid-19th century. Requiring abortion clinics to be licensed facilities is entirely reasonable and constitutional. For that matter, it’s the very least we should do to protect the health of women and unborn children.”
“Women and children deserve better than this,” said Mike Fichter, President and CEO of Indiana Right to Life. “We used to hear that abortion should be ‘safe, legal and rare.’ These days abortion proponents want women to ‘shout their abortions’ and now they want to subject them to abortions at this unlicensed facility.
“We are issuing a statewide call to prayer today, mourning the lives that will be lost in South Bend and remembering the women whose lives may be in grave danger thanks to the activist decision of a federal judge. May God have mercy on us all.”