This morning, I listened to a 40 Days for Life podcast, where a pro-life leader in Ohio spoke about his experience praying outside Capital Care Network, which is the only clinic in the city that does abortions. The clinic has broken many laws, and its previous doctor, Thomas Michaelis, is in federal prison for child pornography.*

Recently, this abortion clinic punctured a woman’s bowel during an abortion. Rather than calling an ambulance, a clinic nurse drove the woman to another medical clinic (called Pro-Medica). She then left the woman at Pro-Medica, and went back to work.

ProMedica does not do abortions. Many of the staff are Christians. And ProMedica is run by a doctor who goes to church and is well-respected in his community. That should mean he and his clinic are pro-life, and horrified by the activity of the local abortion clinic. Right?

After the abortion clinic had broken many laws, the government of Ohio was finally willing to shut it down. But Pro-Medica, with the support of the owner, decided to help the abortion clinic to re-apply for their business license.

When a Christian doctor supports abortion, what can pro-life people do?

On May 19, 2018, many local churches were represented at a gathering to protest the agreement between ProMedica and the Capital Care Network, which does abortions.

Listen to the podcast to learn how to persevere in hope, despite very great difficulties! (This link starts at 13:38, for the interview with Peter Range. The podcast also contains a discussion of Ireland’s abortion referendum.)

Again, here’s the link!

For life,
Joe Woodard

*In the past, Dr. Michaelis had committed other crimes, but the media generally ignored his history and even defended his right to do abortions. But after he was found with child pornography, there was only one media report, from a local news station.

Normally, when doctors commit serious crimes, news reporters feel a responsibility to let everyone know. But if the doctor does abortions, the media is silent. In general, America’s media companies are not willing to say anything bad about abortion doctors, and so they play a key role in helping people ignore the tragedy of abortion.

Because of the ongoing civil unrest in Hong Kong, Asia for Life is taking this season to invest in projects that will prevent violence, chaos, and despair. Until Summer 2020, this website will have fewer updates than usual.

Because of the ongoing civil unrest in Hong Kong, Asia for Life is taking this season to invest in projects that will prevent violence, chaos, and despair. Until Summer 2020, this website will have fewer updates than usual.

This city has always had an unusual degree of liberty, and has long supported Christian ministries and fundamental human rights initiatives throughout Asia. That's why it's urgent that Hong Kong maintain its freedoms, and hope for the future.

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