There is no doubt that the abortion issue is one that can become heated. There are people on both sides that would go to extremes to make their point. Many would even resort to violence. This has happened on several occasions, and it has happened once again in New Mexico.
Christian News reports:
A pro-life pregnancy center in New Mexico was significantly damaged by fire on Wednesday in an act that fire officials are calling intentional arson.
The Albuquerque Fire Department has confirmed that several fires were set inside of Project Defending Life, also known as Women’s Pregnancy Options, sometime after midnight on Wednesday. The center is across the street from a Planned Parenthood facility and just a few miles from the late-term abortion facility Southwestern Women’s Options.
It seems to be undeniable that this attack was aimed at stopping this ministry. The person, for whatever reason, hates the work that this center does. They do not want them to operate in that location, if at all.
We should not be surprised that some people wish this kind of group would be destroyed. And this usually is the response from those who cannot silence their opponent. When we have no real response to the truth, we lash out. This is clearly the case here. The arsonist hates the truth and wants it to not have a voice in the Albuquerque community. But it seems that this has not worked.
Christian News continues:
“Project Defending Life and our ministry Women’s Pregnancy Options is deeply troubled by today’s events,” Dominique Davis, director of Client Services for Women’s Pregnancy Options, said in a statement. “We are extremely grateful that no one was hurt.”
“While this intentional evil act was meant to scare us and inhibit us from doing our work, those who committed this crime can be assured it has not,” she said. “There are still many women in need of assistance and support, not including the 15 women we are currently helping with housing, job placement, and parenting support. While our building may be finished, we are not, and we will find another place to set up.”
We need to pray that they continue to reach these mothers before they kill their children.
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