Giving God credit for being an abortion-free city
Twenty-five years ago, Chattanooga was infected with abortion clinics, and Charlie Wysong of American Rights Coalition decided to do something about it. He tells OneNewsNow that usually only two people prayed at one of the abortion clinics – until he spoke before a church youth group.
“[Then] there’s 25 and 30 and 75 teenagers out there – and all of a sudden the abortions dropped from 32 a week,” he recalls. “The first week the teenagers came out, it dropped to 15. The next week it went up to 20. The next week it dropped to 14 – and they never got off of that. They never even averaged 20 abortions a week after that.”
The abortion clinic closed and pro-lifers bought the building in a bankruptcy action; the owner and abortionist later died from cancer. And because of the more aggressive approach, both of Chattanooga’s abortion clinics were closed, six area hospitals halted abortions, and Planned Parenthood left town.
On Sunday afternoon, a special service will be held at Chattanooga’s Memorial to the Unborn to thank the one responsible for the success.
“All the people on the inside of fighting abortion in Chattanooga, they know that God did this,” Wysong shares. “We certainly labored hard, we certainly did everything we could do – but ultimately in the end it was God who did all of this.”
That’s the purpose of the “Give Thanks to God” service, celebrating 25 years of Chattanooga being abortion free. Wyson says the key is not to be on the defense, but on the offense and give the glory to God.
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