Ohio Abortion Clinic To Be Exorcised

In what sounds like an excellent use of everyone’s time, an Ohio abortion clinic will be exorcised this upcoming Sunday. The Women’s Med Center in Ohio, is closed on Sunday, but presumably those of women’s libber demons will still be there in spirit. 40 Days Of Life, an anti-choice group that camps outside of clinics for 40 days straight in protest, plans to read a passage of the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel reading: “Seize the dragon, the ancient serpent, which is the devil and Satan, bind him and cast him into the bottomless pit, that he may no longer seduce the nations.”  

Their protests and exorcism are within their rights of free speech, but the thornier issue is how 40 Days Of Life intimidates people — both employees and patients — at the clinics by their presence. The group was recently accused of filming people arriving and leaving a clinic in London [second item in “International”], which is a serious breach of medical privacy. It’s a testament to how bad things have gotten for reproductive rights that exorcising “evil spirits” from a place that provides potentially life-saving health care for women is the less awful thing they are doing. 

[Dayton Daily News]

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