If there is any credit due, it is to God, Our Lady, of course, and the hundreds of people who stood in all weather praying outside, usually the rosary. I wasn't one of those.
There was a pro family clinic built across the street. They did a lot of reaching out to people seeking to end their pregnancies by abortion. We had two terminations of pregnancies in December, healthy baby boys ;-) My great grandchildren.
There’s a story in the Iowa Right to Life News January edition that showed how pro-life clinics are making a big difference in Iowa. There are actual numbers to show how abortions have gone down after certain clinics opened. Here is an excerpt:
Informed Choices in Iowa City opened April 2009. Before
2009, annual abortion totals in the ITOP Region (ITOP = Iowa Termination of Pregnancy Report) that included Iowa City, never fell below 500. After Informed
Choices opened, the 2009 total was 409. In 2010, it
dropped to 376 and in 2011, the number fell to 354.
Marys Choice opened in Sioux City in early 2011. In the
three years prior to the pregnancy center opening, 2008,
2009 and 2010, the abortion numbers were 200, 176 and
167. In 2011, with Marys Choice in the market, abortions
were down to 129.
I admit I had to blink once before I got that. Congrats!
I remember once in a debate, I agreed that pregnancies could be terminated safely when necessary, and pointed out that all that's necessary is to wait 9 months and they self-terminate.
All out, nobody hurt!
One wouldn't want pregnancy to be interminable!