N.J. pro-lifers say prayer helped close abortion clinic

October 21, 2013

Some pro-lifers get discouraged that bringing an end to abortion isn’t happening overnight, but the power of prayer is making a difference, said Kevin Dugan, a parish pro-life ministry leader.

For years members of Dugan’s parish, Immaculate Conception in Somerville, N.J., have been joined by other faith communities in the Diocese of Metuchen, to pray near a Planned Parenthood clinic on Main Street in Manville.

As part of the 40 Days for Life campaign, they prayed for an end to abortion and offered assistance to those seeking an abortion at the facility.

They gathered again recently, this time to celebrate the closing of the clinic, which has shut its doors.

According to published reports, Planned Parenthood did not give a reason why it closed.