It was March of 2004 when we started our pro-life presence of prayer, sidewalk counseling and general Christian witness in front of this place at 1400 Spring Street, Silver Spring, MD. It was a branch office of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan DC. Now thirteen years later, they are closing shop.
They seem to be consolidating their operations at their new abortuary in NE Washington. I think it's quite possible that our presence there, week after week, year after year, contributed to their decision to close their Maryland abortuary. Perhaps we cut into their revenue stream so much that they couldn't justify, from a business viewpoint, the expenses of keeping that place open. Whatever the reason, the air in Silver Spring, fetid with progressivism as it is, will be just a tad bit fresher with the removal of one baby-murder center.
When we arrived at Silver Spring in March of 2004, we had just seen the closing of Hillcrest Women's Surgi-Center, a 30-year old abortuary on Georgia Avenue, just south of the MD-DC border. We celebrated when that murder center closed and will do so again. Stay tuned for details on that, and where we'll be next (so you can join us!). Meanwhile please pray your rosaries for the closure of more of these hell-holes. I'd also suggest checking out 40 Days to see where you can participate in their efforts.