|Photo Credit: Charity Johnston|
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — 10 people were arrested on Saturday as they blocked the entrance to Kentucky’s last remaining abortion facility to prevent mothers from murdering their unborn children. The effort corresponded with Mother’s Day weekend.
Abortion opponents from across the country gathered outside of EMW Women’s Clinic in Lexington to preach the gospel and stand for life. Some of those present, including a pastor, missionary and several youth, sat in front of the entrance to the facility, a practice commonly known in the 1990’s as a rescue.
A statement released by one of the entities associated with the effort, Operation Rescue/Operation Save America, outlines that those involved believed that preventing murder superseded the consequence of arrest.
“In the battle to end abortion, the American holocaust, these rescuers have counted the cost and are willing to pay the price to protect the lives of their preborn neighbors,” it states. “These rescuers are exercising the Christian doctrine of interposition. Interposition takes place when one stands in the gap between a strong oppressor and a victim in order to rescue the victim from the oppressor’s hands.”
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