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Another violent act against pro-life sidewalk counselors, are they on the increase?

Posted in pro-choice violence with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2016 by saynsumthn

The media continues to portray pro-lifers as crazed and violent people who go around attacking women, but the truth is, there are many acts of violence that occur against activists who oppose abortion. Case in point is an incident which occurred recently in Orlando Florida where two pro-life sidewalk counselors say they felt threatened as they warned the parents of a young girl taking their daughter for an abortion that the clinic had a bad reputation.

Pro-lifers Michele Herzog and Sandra Diaz were outside the EPOC abortion clinic in Orlando, Florida, which is owned by the notorious James Pendergratft when they had an altercation with an abortion advocate. Diaz told Live Action News that when they noticed when a car with New Hampshire license plates pull into the abortion clinic they observed how young the girl in the vehicle was.

    I told Michele she is very young.

Diaz said that Herzog, who regularly counsels outside Florida abortion clinics, was only trying to give the couple some materials warning them about how dangerous that facility was when the woman in the car came towards her in a very aggressive manner.

    The woman came out of the back seat and didn’t go towards the abortion clinic. She went at Michele in an aggressive way.

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Diaz said the woman was screaming at Michele and making describing her daughter’s preborn baby as small claiming that the baby would not feel pain. In a video of the incident provided to Live Action News, you can hear the woman angrily say:

    The fetus is this small.

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Herzog pointed out to the angry woman that abortion clinic kills children up to 24 weeks. That is when the woman noticed that Diaz had her camera phone out and was recording the altercation. Herzog detailed what happened next:

    The woman began screaming at us and ran toward me and stood right in my face, it looked like she was going to punch me so Sandra got her camera out to video tape, and when she saw that, she went ballistic and lunged toward Sandra and ripped the phone out of her hands. She walked off with it and wouldn’t give it back.

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Screen grabs from the recording clearly show the pro-abortion woman lunging at Diaz.

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Diaz said that she asked the woman to please return her phone but the abortion mom charged to the other side of driveway, where her son was standing and yelled at him as well.

    I told her get away from my son. And I realized that she was being demonic so I said ‘I rebuke you Satan.

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Diaz and Herzog flagged down a police officer and as he pulled into the clinic, the woman ran to his car but, according to Diaz did not immediately listen to the officer to back away. The officer eventually retrieved the phone and returned it to Diaz where the video Diaz was able to capture collaborated Diaz’s story. Diaz was given a victim sheet to fill out and has requested that theft charges be filed against the women. She has yet to hear what authorities intend to do.

Meanwhile, Diaz states that the young girl never had the abortion and the family left the clinic after the incident.

Police called to Planned Parenthood after man threatens prolife with gun

In another example that occurred over a year ago, Gloria Boze, who is a regular outside a Planned Parenthood in Colorado, told Live Action News that after she was threatened with a gun. authorities refused to prosecute the offender. According to the pro-life sidewalk counselor, she petitioned a man to take his wife and leave Planned Parenthood when he threatened her with a gun. Boze recalled his words.

    I have a gun in my car, and I’m going to shoot you.

She said their pro-life group immediately called the police who arrived within minutes as the man was about to leave Planned Parenthood.

    He was taken out of his car, placed in handcuffs, and put in the back of a police cruiser.

She said that when police searches his car they found the fully loaded weapon in the back seat.

    There was also an ammo clip hanging from the rear view mirror. We were all so shocked.

    After about 2 hours the man was released and went back in to Planned Parenthood. It was stunning to think that a man could threaten to kill you, be found to have a loaded gun in his car, and then return to his life, no harm, no foul. The police never
    spoke to us again to let us know that the man had been let go.

According to Boze, when the police report came out there was no mention of the gun whatsoever!

    Because we had the video, and told them so, they amended their report and then included the gun. Several months later I got a call from the district attorney handling the case informing me that she would not bring it to trial. The reason being that there was no way that a jury would find the defendant guilty due to the emotionally charged reasons this man was at Planned Parenthood. He and his wife were at the abortion clinic because she was dying of terminal cancer and had to terminate the pregnancy. Absurd.

And, where guns are concerned this isn’t the first time pro-lifers have been threatened. In 2010, Operation Rescue documented that an abortion advocate threatened to gun down a pro-life activists at a late-term abortion clinic in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Also in 2010, Charleston Police arrested abortionist Gary Boyle after he pointed a gun at three abortion protesters near the back entrance of the Charleston’s Women’s Medical Center abortion center in South Carolina.

In 2015, an Indiana man was arrested after he threatened anti-abortion activists with a gun at an Illinois Planned Parenthood. Then, in July of that same year, Bristol, Tennessee, police arrested Derrick Doss just outside the Bristol Women’s Clinic abortion clinic after he brandished a gun at pro-life demonstrators as he walked into clinic with his girlfriend. And in North Carolina police refused to arrest another man who pulled out a weapon to threaten Abortion Abolitionists outside the A Woman’s Choice abortion clinic in Raleigh.

Bud Shaver, Executive Director of Protest ABQ, who is a regular presence outside a late term abortion clinic in Albuquerque, New Mexico, owned by abortionist Curtis Boyd, along with his wife Tara and others, has been a frequent target of violence. He said the real violence comes from abortion advocates.

    We are using every peaceful and legal avenue available to expose the violent atrocities perpetuated against babies in the womb. Abortion is the ultimate act of violence and from our experience here in New Mexico, those who advocate for the extreme position of killing a baby for any reason through all nine months of pregnancy are the violent ones.

Florida abortion clinic may close after owner’s arrest and criminal charges

Posted in Abortion clinic closed by state, Abortionist Investigated, Abortionist Under Investigation, Abortionists and Drugs, Florida Abortion Clinics, Pendergraft with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2016 by saynsumthn

The State of Florida is threatening to close an abortion clinic owned by a notorious late term abortion provider who was recently arrested on drug charges in another state. James Scott Pendergraft, who operates 5 abortion clinics in the state, was arrested in October of 2015 for possession of drugs after being stopped for speeding in South Carolina. As Live Action News previously reported, at the time of his arrest, Pendergraft, was also found to have in his possession surgical implements that were covered in blood and human tissue from abortions he had illegally performed throughout South Carolina. Despite having his medical license revoked at the time, Pendergraft was only charged with being in the possession of illegal narcotics.

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Spartanburg County filed the criminal charges against Pendergraft and made his first court appearance in December of last year.

In January 2016, The Agency for Health Car Administration (AHCA), which licenses abortion clinics in the sunshine state, filed an action to revoke Pendergraft’s license to operate the Orlando Women’s Center abortion clinic located at Lucerne Terrace. AHCA’s complaint states that, “with his arrest and criminal charges, Mr. Pendergraft is disqualified and is no longer in compliance with Florida law.”

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“It all has to do with drug charges out of South Carolina but unfortunately nothing to do with any of the other things he has done in the state,” Michele Herzog, spokesperson of Pro-life Action Ministries who side walk counsels in front of Pendergraft’s Orlando abortion facilities.

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Pendergraft has had his medical license suspended several times by the state’s medical board before it was eventually revoked indefinitely. In 2011, Pendergraft lost a lawsuit after the baby survived a late term abortion attempt. The woman was awarded $36 million in damages to take care of the child who is now severely disabled.

Herzog pointed out that Pendergraft aggressively advertises his late term abortion clinics nationwide, offering women abortion discounts to get them to his door as well appointments on Sunday. But, despite his persistence, Herzog is optimistic that his abortion clinics will eventually be shut down. She said that are a number of faithful Christians are praying in front of Pendergraft’s abortion clinics and reaching out to the women he profits off of.

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All 5 Pendergraft abortion facilities are covered in prayer Herzog said noting that she organizes the outreach outside EPOC abortion clinic in Orlando where other faithful pro-lifers join her. Pro-lifer and evangelist John Barros and several others ministers outside Orlando Women’s Center (OWS), where pro-lifers have witnessed women taken from the clinic by ambulances. But, they often speak to women who change their mind and choose to keep their baby.

“Through Barros’ faithful ministry many babies are alive today,” Herzog said.

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Barros responded to news that OWS might be closed by the state, telling WFTV, “God uses different things in different ways and it usually is in different ways than we could ever have imagined.

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In Ft. Lauderdale, John and Tewannah Amen as well as members of Broward County Right to Life pray and sidewalk counsel outside the Ft. Lauderdale Women’s Center. Pendergraft’s Tampa and Ocala abortion facilities are also covered with prayer and pro-life sidewalk counselors on a regular basis.

This abortion empire needs to come to an end,” Herzog said.

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Pro-lifers in Florida have watched God close a number of clinics in the state including two already this year. WomanCare in Orlando and Planned Parenthood of Winter Haven closed their doors after years of prayer and hard work from the activists. Herzog said that WomanCare abortion clinic was evicted the end of January just months after she and a group of prayer warriors walked inside the clinic on Good Friday 2015 and prayed for God to close the clinic permanently. Although staff was in the building, no one knew the pro-lifers were in the waiting room until they left.

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The Winter Haven Planned Parenthood, which just closed their doors, was also covered in prayer on a regular basis. Herzog said that pro-lifer Scott Newman along with members of Sidewalk Advocates for Life, who originally reported the closing, faithfully prayed and sidewalk counseled in front of that abortion facility as well.

Toni Braxton: abortion made me sad way too long

Posted in Abortion Regret, Hollywood with tags , , , , , on January 31, 2016 by saynsumthn

In an interview with Toni Braxton the singer/actress talked briefly to Insider about her abortion, telling them the abortion made her sad and she had to forgive herself for having it.

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The seven-time Grammy winner was speaking with Insider about the Lifetime movie she produced about her own life, “Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart,” when she was asked about the biggest thing she had to forgive herself for.

Her response was as follows:

    “I had to forgive myself for the abortion. Here it is years later and I had to forgive myself for that moment. And, it stunned me and it almost corrupt my energy and made it – I’m not going to say less positive- it just made it sad way too long.”

The abortion lobby likes to try and convince their constituents that women do not regret abortion. Sadly, the longer women buy into this lie, the longer their pain lingers. Women who have had abortions and are now pro-life will tell you that as Braxton admits, there is a pain associated with the loss of a child through abortion.

Tragically, in her memoir “Unbreak My Heart Braxton implies that she had the abortion in part because the pregnancy was inconvenient.

Braxton BookAs was previously reported on Live Action News, Braxton suffered from great guilt after her abortion and years later when her son was diagnosed with autism her guilt intensified.

She writes:

    “I thought it was because of the abortion, God was punishing me.”

    “I have sometimes wondered whether God was punishing me for the abortion I had years ago by allowing my son to have autism. Or by giving me so many health issues.”

Live Action News writer, Christina Marie Bennett addressed the issue of abortion regret when she wrote this in a previous piece:

“In reality, we know abortion isn’t just a emotionally painless, all around feel good decision. If that was the case, post abortion groups like Rachel’s Vineyard, Silent No More Awareness, and Forgiven & Set Free (all of which you can find online) wouldn’t exist.”

Post abortive pro-life activist Michele Herzog has been outspoken about what women who have abortions really feel, “Women know that there is a child growing inside a womb, the after-effects of abortion are truly destroying and devastating our society.

Years after her abortion, Braxton now describes herself as on her Facebook page as “Mother First!”

I admire the courage of pro-life side walk counselors

Posted in Created Equal, pro-choice violence, Pro-Life, Sidewalk Counseling with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2015 by saynsumthn

I admire courage and especially the courage of pro-life sidewalk counselors. Case in point, most people would back away from anyone threatening them while they stood for preborn children outside an abortion clinic but not veteran pro-life counselor Michele Herzog.

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In full disclosure, I know Michele very well. We both stood in the trenches together for years outside South Florida abortion clinics. She and I also had the unfortunate opportunity to attend the funeral of a woman who died from a legal abortion. The woman’s name was Carolina Gutierrez and I wrote about that experience to some degree here.

Michele has experienced abortion and therefore she has a lot of compassion for the women. But after becoming aware of the reality of what abortion does to the child, Michele also takes an unrelenting stand for the babies. Time after time I have watched Michele stand her ground in defense of little babies. She has been the recipient of all sorts of threats over her many years outside abortion facilities. But, Michele remained unyielding even when rocks were being thrown at her. She also stood up to an abortionist who had given her the most obscene gestures.

Abortionist Randall Whitney shoots the finger at pro-life activist because she refused to call him "doctor."

Abortionist Randall Whitney shoots the finger at pro-life activist because she refused to call him “doctor.”

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Michele represents a number of pro-life warriors who faithfully stand as the last defense to cry out for children about to be executed. Everyone is a hero and each should be commended. Often, they stand alone and a majority of what they receive is negative – yet they return day after day after day. I know this, because, although I know some personally I also follow many of these faithful activists on Facebook and I read the daily comments they post. Many share how often they are abused by the police, abortion clinic staff, passers-by, and patients.

It was such a post that prompted me to write this piece. It took place outside a Florida abortion clinic earlier this month. Michele and others were crying out for a baby whose mother had just driven into the Epoc abortion clinic. Michele wrote about what took place:

“This woman came with her abortion bound friend to the Epoc abortuary on Saturday and was as vile and wicked as they come. She laughed and encouraged her friend to go through with killing her baby and then left her there. Sandra and I wanted to make sure to plead with her one more time to do what she could to get her friend out and to save the innocent baby, so we waited at the corner.”

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“When I first got there she told me she was going to kick my ___ if I didn’t move away. I had given the ministry phone to Sandra’s daughter so she could take pictures and video throughout the afternoon and in this video the woman in the car was ready to jump out after Sandra’s daughter.” That video can be viewed here.

In her usual calm way, Michele asked the woman if she was issuing a threat and reiterated her desire to see her friend’s baby saved from abortion. Michele then pointed out to the woman that the clinic’s owner has no license. James Pendergraft’s medical license has been suspended indefinitely by the state medical board and he was recently arrested in South Carolina for operating an illegal mobile abortion clinic there.

“We tell every abortion bound women and their companions of Pendergraft’s arrest and that they found with instruments with old blood and tissue on them. We tell them of the mobile abortion clinic he was running and the drugs found. Two couples left that day and chose life for their babies, but the rest of the women….none of that seemed to faze them,” she told Live Action News.

Instead of going back to the abortion clinic and warning her friend or simply driving away, the abortion supporter picked up a gallon jug of water she had in her car and hurled it at Michele.

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These kind of incidents have become regular events for pro-life activists. Earlier this week, another pro-life group had their signs illegally removed by an abortion supporter during an awareness campaign in a public overpass.

The intolerance of advocates of “personal choice” is increasingly more vocal and at times vicious. It is another sign of the desperation that the abortion lobby feels as it looses ground in this war. Given the current environment, it is only a matter of time before another abortion advocate physically harms a pro-lifer.

But, Michele and many others who stand between the baby and death on a daily basis do not think about their own risk. For them, their one and only concern is to stop the killing of each baby that day. Perhaps water is not such a scary thing – but – the impressive thing I noted in Michele’s latest video was how unflinching she was knowing the woman was threatening her. The truth is, I would have flinched or ducked or maybe even backed down. But not Michele and that is why I admire her courage and it is why I admire the courage of so many pro-life activists across the country.

I will not #ShoutYourAbortion says pro-life woman who had abortions

Posted in post-abortion with tags , , , , , on September 27, 2015 by saynsumthn

The abortion lobby is relentlessly trying to put a happy face on the killing of children in the womb, this time using the hashtag #ShoutyourAbortion. While the public persona of abortion on demand is empowerment and relief, many women who have experienced abortion often express regret.

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Such was the case of one pro-life blogger who refuses to “shout her abortions.”

Michele Herzog has penned a heart warming blog in response to the #ShoutYourAbortion message, she begins:

    “I’ve noticed a trend making it’s way viral, and that is the hashtag #shoutyourabortion, Well, let me get something straight, I WILL NOT SHOUT FOR THE ABORTIONS I TOOK PART IN!!!!!”

Herzog gives credit to the Lord for rescuing her from the pit she said she made for herself when she took part in the killing of her own children.

    What I will shout about is how I was not a victim, that this very act was sinful, selfish, and an act of murder. Because of my utter rebellion and entering into a sinful lifestyle, little children lost their lives.

    And what I will never stop doing is praising my wonderful Savior, Jesus Christ, for picking me up out of a deep pit of hell for the bloodshed I took part in.

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Herzog, who has experienced multiple abortions, was outside a Florida abortion clinic offering hope to women when Live Action News caught up with her to ask what motivated her to write her piece.

“I got on Facebook and saw these things about shout your abortion and I was so horrified I just had to say something,” Herzog replied.

She told Live Action News that she regrets each abortion and cries over the missing seats at her dinner table each night. Herzog acknowledged the pain she feels daily but especially on mother’s day when she recognizes that there are more children in her life than the ones she sees on earth. She stated that she also regrets robbing her kids of their siblings.

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“I will always be thankful that HIS kindness led me to repentance,
” Herzog said, “He washed me white as snow and I will never stop sharing HIM and HIS marvelous ways to a lost and dying world.

Herzog said that despite the jargon that abortion is a simple choice, each abortion affected her, “I didn’t want to live anymore, a piece of me died the first time I left an abortion center, but what’s worse are the little, innocent children that died a brutal death.”

Adding, “Women know that there is a child growing inside a womb, the after-effects of abortion are truly destroying and devastating our society.”

Michele Herzog grieves her abortions at a pro-life memorial. Photo Credit: Carole Novielli

Michele Herzog grieves her abortions at a pro-life memorial.
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The pro-life activist said that after she became a Christian it still took two years to deal with the abortions. She called it her, “hidden secret” admitting that she was too ashamed and afraid to let anyone know.

Herzog explained that even though she was in pain, her pastor regularly preached a loving but truth message about the evils of abortion.

“Each time, I would sneak out the back of the church. But, what I did hear seeped into my heart, and each time God used it,
” she said.

Herzog encourages Pastors to not be afraid to speak the truth of abortion to their congregations. She said too often they fear the response from women who have had abortions. But, Herzog noted, the truth will set you free and post-abortive women can be set free if they go to the Lord and seek His help and forgiveness.

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Herzog has helped save many babies outside abortion centers in her area where she reaches out to the women, sharing with them the heartache they will experience if they go through with their abortions. Today was no exception, reporting that a couple had just made the decision to leave the clinic and give life to their baby.

Herzog said that those pushing abortion are in denial but she has dedicated her life to shout only about what God did for her and to restore personhood back to the unborn human beings.

    “I will press forward and keep my eyes on the prize of seeing an end to this holocaust of abortion,” she writes.

    “I will settle for nothing less!”

Read more here. (Additional photos Michele Herzog’s Facebook)

Pro-choice man attacks pro-life women outside abortion clinic

Posted in Florida Abortion Clinics, pro-choice violence with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2015 by saynsumthn

An angry pro-choice man outside a Central Florida abortion clinic assaulted a woman and threatened another pro-life woman side-walk counseling out front.

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On Tuesday, two pro-life women outside the All Women’s Health Center abortion clinic in Orlando were threatened by a pro-choice man who claimed to be a a Christian.

He ended up assaulting one of the sidewalk counselors and knocking her camera out of her hands.

He did not stop until the women talked of 911 coming.

In several videos uploaded on Facebook you can hear the pro-life women’s voice shaking as they ask the abortion clinic security guard to call 911.

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The man keeps saying F-you.

According to one of the witnesses:

When the man and his wife first arrived at the abortion clinic, she went into the clinic immediately and the man quickly approached the pro-life women who were sidewalk counseling outside.

He expressed to the women that he was not happy about the abortion but – felt it was necessary because he already had 6 kids and could not afford more.

He told the women that he spent the morning crying because he didn’t want to abort the child, but because his wife was afraid of complications during childbirth as she had some previously, he was leaving the decision of abortion to her.

After coming out of the abortion clinic a while later, one of the pro-life women called out to him, “You call yourself a Christian. If you are, then you can trust that the Lord will provide for you. He will provide for your seventh child. You can trust Him.

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That’s when he turned to Anne (last name withheld for her protection) who was later struck by the man and said, “Are you talking to ME?!!

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According to Anne, he charged at her saying things like, “You don’t know who you’re f…ing talking to! You are f…ing talking to me about trust!

And then he started talking about how white people are killing black people and how he is subject to losing his life.”

“I was trying to tell him that, even though the situation looked so hopeless, God has promised to help those who trust in him.

Another sidewalk counselor, Michele, had offered help the angry man and he threatened her as well, telling her that he was going to destroy her camera if she filmed him, and knocking her sunglasses off her face.

I’ll break that f-ing phone,” he said, “You need my permission to do that sh**.”

I was scared he was going to hurt her. Thankfully, both she and I were able to record his aggression,” Anne stated.

Note- the abortion clinic has a security guard who seemed to wait a while before rendering aid.

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Pro-lifers report that the police were called and charges of assault are pending.

Michele told Saynsumthn that she and Anne are are doing well, albeit very shaken from the event.

Michele believes it was an abortion victim sign they held that initially set the man off.

Signs showing the truth of abortion often convict those seeking to kill their children.

The women are asking for prayers of safety while they continue to speak out for innocent unborn children.

Pro-life women enter abortion clinic and quietly pray inside

Posted in Florida Abortion Clinics with tags , , , , , , , on April 3, 2015 by saynsumthn

Today, a group of pro-life women walked into a local abortion facility and spent time in prayer.

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Michele Herzog who is a regular side walk counselor in Central Florida told Saynsumthn blog that they held a Good Friday Service outside Woman Care abortion clinic in Orlando owned by abortionist Ralph Bundy.

She said they regularly pray outside the All Women’s Abortion clinic but today they felt God leading them to WomanCare to pray that God would close them down.

The clinic is in a medical complex and while they were praying everyone felt they should just go up to the clinic door and pray.

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As they headed toward the clinic door, Herzog said she just felt like they should go inside and pray.

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Herzog said that when they opened the door, no one was at the reception desk, “We wanted to go in and pray and remove the stronghold,” Herzog said.

There was one woman sitting in the clinic whose daughter was there for an abortion and as the group began to pray, the woman bowed her head.

Herzog said that to her knowledge the woman and the daughter did not leave the premises.

No one ever came up to the reception desk, they never knew we were in there. God just kept them away,” she stated.

A video the group made while inside the clinic shows the women quietly praying :

We just felt we needed to be inside,” said another pro-lifer, “Truly God was with us through the whole ordeal!”

A staff member of the abortion facility later came outside and told the women that they couldn’t be in the area and said she called the police.

Herzog said that they left before any officers arrived.

The bottom line, I felt of the Lord to pray there,” said Herzog, “So that this place would be turned into a place of life and not death,” she said.

Michele has written her thoughts about this prayer event and you can read them here.