Pro-lifers to pray outside new California abortion clinic, asking God to shut it down
EL CAJON, California, December 1, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Local pro-lifers will storm heaven with prayer next week outside a newly opened California surgical abortion location, asking God to shut it down.
“We need to pray that this new killing clinic will be shut down,” wrote Allyson Smith in an announcement to local pro-lifers, asking them to come and pray next Tuesday at the new Family Planning Associates abortion clinic located on 1625 East Main Street in El Cajon.
“If we all show up, the surrounding tenants will complain to the landlord - and most importantly we can save a life or two of precious children,” she wrote.
“Rain or Shine: Please come pray for these women intent on aborting their unborn child,” she added.
The event is ecumenical. All are welcome to support life through a prayer witness.
The new surgical abortion facility is located in the same area as another abortion clinic that commits only chemical abortions.
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, Inc. has had a satellite facility conducting RU486 chemical abortions on East Main Street, in El Cajon for years, Allyson Smith told LifeSiteNews. That location has been protested weekly by pro-lifers.
However, now Family Planning Associates (FPA) - a provider of surgical abortions - has moved from the Miramar area of San Diego to a location on the same street and same city block, a mere 200 yards south of the Planned Parenthood in El Cajon.
“Two killing centers on the same street,” exclaimed Smith, a pro-life advocate who resides in the area. “We can’t let this go un-protested.”
With a good turnout at the new El Cajon surgical abortion site, local advocates say, the surrounding tenants could complain to the landlord - and most importantly, there could then be the chance to save some unborn lives from being lost there.
El Cajon is located about 15 miles east of downtown San Diego.
This is not just an East County problem, local pro-lifers are advising. The FPA website indicates that it operates in the Coronado, National City, Chula Vista, Lemon Grove, Bonita, La Mesa, La Presa, Spring Valley, Imperial Beach, El Cajon, Santee, Bostonia, Lakeside areas.
Regardless of where one lives in San Diego, pro-life witness is needed in El Cajon, Smith said.
Surgical abortions will be conducted on Tuesdays at the El Cajon FPA, so local pro-life supporters will begin praying in front of the FPA location this coming Tuesday, December 5. Participants can pray between 8 a.m. and noon, or noon to 4 p.m.
Prayer protesters should park across the street from the El Cajon FPA, which is located at 1625 E. Main St.
They are also encouraged to bring pro-life, pro-family signage; graphic images are not to be included in the protest.
Pro-lifers interested in attending the event are asked to contact East County Churches for Life at [email protected].