8:48AM EDT 9/19/2012 Jennifer LeClaire
Emily Sarmiento, co-founder of the Orlando House of Prayer, sent me an email Tuesday afternoon reporting there were 40 to 50 women at the clinic waiting for abortions by pill. Lord, have mercy!
This abortion center was offering the equivalent to drive-thru abortions. The website says, “Time constraints? Have only two hours to be in the office? Make private appointment for consultation with Dr. Pendergraft … VIP and exclusive private appointments available … immediate appointments available.”
This is so sickening I’m almost at a loss for words. Pregnant young women who are considering abortion are already under immense pressure. This Orlando abortion clinic tapped into that pressure with a promise to do a rush job that leaves them little time to reconsider their decision. VIP and exclusive private appointments relegate abortion to box seats at an NBA game. What’s next? BOGO abortions?
And this Pedergraft … he’s known widely for late-term abortions, surgically murdering pre-born babies up to 24 weeks old. The abortion clinic’s website boasts that women were traveling hundreds or even thousands of miles to an abortionist to kill their 24-week old baby until he opened multiple centers in Florida.
Pray that the Lord would give this man dreams by day and visions by night that open his eyes to the reality of the murders he is committing. Pray that the Lord would open the eyes of his heart to see the love of Christ for these pre-born babies, for these pregnant women—and for him. Pray that that this and other abortion clinics shut down.
Prayer does work. Sarmiento sent me another email late last night, reporting some success from the efforts of sidewalk counselor John Barros and the outpouring of prayer that went forth throughout the day.
“John Barros preached the Word with the Spirit’s power, calling the 80 aborting moms and dads to listen to the voice of God in their conscience and get out of there,” Sarmiento said.
“Keishley came out of the door of the killing place with a smile on her face and announced in front of the crowd: ‘I heard His voice, John. I heard that voice.’ John sent Keishley over to a pregnancy center. And another couple left, saying, ‘We’re not doing this’.”
Of course, it’s always joyous to see babies saved from abortion, but Sarmiento reports that Barros was alone and has never seen so many infants slaughtered. She asks that we pray for him as he will be back there today.
Today is late-term killing day.
I urge you to pray. Pray not just for the abortionist, but pray for the women considering abortion. Pray for them to get a revelation of the precious life they carry within. And pray that the women who have had abortions would come to the knowledge of the saving grace of Christ, which rids them of the guilt and shame of abortion. Just pray. And don’t stop praying. Amen.
Jennifer LeClaire is news editor at Charisma. She is also the author of several books, including Did the Spirit of God Say That? You can email Jennifer at
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