A Chicago medical center has become one of the nation’s first Roman Catholic hospitals to adopt a practice of halting second-trimester abortions for women who change their minds after the multiday medical procedure has begun.
Working with two anti-abortion groups, Resurrection Medical Center, the largest hospital of one of Chicago’s largest Catholic health care systems, has put in place a practice that when a woman arrives in the emergency room with an activist seeking to stop a second-trimester abortion, she should be treated immediately. Since October, four women have arrived at the hospital seeking to halt their abortions, and three of them had their abortions stopped.
Members of the anti-abortion alliance — made up of the hospital, the Pro-Life Action League and The Women’s Center — tout the practice as a model for all Catholic hospitals.
This is an encouraging article from the Chicago Tribune via the LATimes. Yes, the reporter calls the babies “fetuses” throughout its story but overall, this story is pro-life.
I especially love the interview at the end of the article:
A 28-year-old Little Village woman who had her abortion halted last month said she is grateful that a “pushy” priest waiting outside the clinic the day she started her procedure offered her and her boyfriend a ride home. The Women’s Center put the Tribune in touch with the woman.
“Thank God this man stopped us,” said the woman, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “He saved the life of my baby and maybe he saved my life too.”
Praise the Lord for pushy priests, sidewalk counselors and those who pray for intervention in the chain of abortion that leads to death. Please remember them in your prayers, as well as all women and men who might find themselves in such a situation.
Read the entire article here: Chicago Catholic hospital adopts protocol for halting abortions – latimes.com.