More young people continue to arrive for the Wichita Awakening
Contact: Troy Newman, President, 316-841-1700; Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor, 316-516-3034; both with Operation Rescue, [email protected]
WICHITA, Kansas, July 15 /Christian Newswire/ -- An estimated crowd of 500 turned out for a Candlelight Prayer Vigil outside George Tiller's infamous late-term abortion mill to kick off the Wichita Awakening Saturday evening.
Rev. Rob Schenck led the group in prayer for an end to abortion. Rev. Pat Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition also addressed the group. As music played, the group surrounded the clinic, lifting their hands in prayer that the abortion clinic would close and that abortion would end.
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Smaller groups gathered around those whose lives had been impacted by abortion to pray for healing and restoration.
Also present were Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, Norma McCorvey, the former "Roe" of Roe v. Wade, Wendy Wright, President of Concerned Women for America, Danielle Versluys of Survivors, and Brandi Swindell of Generation Life.
Hundreds of young people from The Cause chose to come to Wichita to focus on prayer to end abortion because of its prominence as the late-term abortion capital.
George R. Tiller was charged on June 28 with 19 criminal counts of illegal abortions. Tiller is one of the few doctors in the country who will do abortions on viable babies - and he does them for virtually any reason even though Kansas law prohibits post-viability abortions for all but the most serious physical complications.
Sunday, the group will gather at Tiller's mill for more prayer led by Wendy Wright of CWA from 2-4 PM and will hold a praise and worship service at the Mid-America Indian Center from 7 PM to midnight. The event is scheduled to conclude Monday evening.
"Young people continue to pour into town and more are expected to arrive on Sunday," said Operation Rescue's Troy Newman, "We believe that we are seeing a tremendous movement of God. We are blessed to be a part of this amazing event."
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Operation Rescue is one of the leading pro-life Christian activist organizations in the nation. Operation Rescue recently made headlines when it bought and closed an abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas and has become the voice of the pro-life activist movement in America. Its activities are on the cutting edge of the abortion issue, taking direct action to restore legal personhood to the pre-born and stop abortion in obedience to biblical mandates.