On Thursday, a moving truck pulled up to Orlando Women’s Center, and authorities emptied the facility of abortion equipment, patient beds, copy machines—everything except patient files. The governmental raid was part of a $37 million malpractice judgment against abortionist James Pendergraft after a baby was born with disabilities following a botched abortion.
“James Pendergraft has a long history of hurting women and committing infanticide. This malpractice suit and the resulting closure of this clinic is long overdue,” says Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel. “Liberty Counsel represented a mother whose perfectly healthy son, Rowan, was born alive after a botched late-term abortion at this same abortion facility. Cradling Rowan’s moving body, the mother screamed for help and pleaded with abortion clinic workers to call 911, but she was ignored until her son died in her arms.
“Liberty Counsel called on Orlando officials to investigate this clinic years ago. I am sorry that it took eight years and untold tragedies for officials to act. This is just one abortion clinic where women are butchered in the name of ‘choice,’ but it represents thousands of others where the lives of women and children are destroyed for personal gain while the government turns a blind eye.”
Today, Liberty Counsel calls on Congress to investigate all abortion facilities.
“While women and children are being brutalized in these ‘houses of horrors,’ President Obama is using tax money to increase this violence against women and children,” Staver points out. “Speaking on behalf of National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and its 41,000 member-churches, I urge Congress to act now!
“We must restore a culture of life. We must protect our precious, innocent children. We must extend a healing, helping hand to mothers. The rhetoric and the politics of abortion must be replaced by a culture of life and love. Yesterday’s raid was one step in that direction, but so much more needs to be done.”