Himes went on to claim that gay and pro-abortion activists may be behind the charges against him and co-defendant James "Jeb" Bryant, another self-proclaimed pastor.Saturday was National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Babies, something I wrote about for In These Times. The memorials themselves were, well, pretty much what you would expect.
Himes further claimed that State Insurance Commissioner Monica Lindeen may also be behind the charges because of political disagreements they've had in the past. Other callers quickly, and forcefully, called him out for making groundless accusations.
Himes and Bryant are accused of perpetrating an investment scheme that reportedly bilked a Bitterroot Valley man out of his $150,000 inheritance.
“We’re just praying for those who are victims of abortion,” Hodges said, “for the women who were duped into it, the confused scared girls, really, that God would have mercy on them, that they would repent and come to their senses, that they would find forgiveness and healing, and we’re praying for the babies themselves.”and:
I was approached by a group here in Delaware Valley and said I’d be happy to help them,” McFadden said. “Two small caskets sat in the center aisle of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and I celebrated a funeral Mass for the babies. After the Mass, we buried the babies here and for the past 25 years we have gathered in their memory.”
McFadden said people are hesitant to face the reality of what happens both during an abortion and afterward.
“Babies have been found in Dumpsters — thrown away like garbage,” he said. “Can you imagine that happening to one of God’s beings?”
In Albuquerque has managed to fend off the onslaught of anti-choice activists from the Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust in August. But Southwestern Women's Options shouldn't expect the attention to die down anytime soon. Not only is the city still preparing to vote on a 20 week abortion ban, but now the Shavers (Operation Rescue's New Mexico branch) have arranged to ensure there is one church protesting the clinic non-stop for the next year.
The vision of Project 52 is to activate 52 local churches to adopt the late-term abortion clinic, Southwestern Women’s Options (SWO) for one week out of the year. Each church will have the freedom to minister as they see fit to each and every abortion minded woman. During their designated week, they will claim the Late-Term abortion clinic for every hour, every day SWO is open (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm).Finally, a bit of good news: of the 360 anti-choice bills proposed, only 60 passed. That's a pretty bad batting average for AUL this year.