The Omaha World-Herald is reporting today that C. J. Labenz has sold the building where he has committed abortions for over 25 years and is closing his grisly business. It remains unclear if he will attempt to relocate. Thus, the rumors that have been swirling around the community (several that have been wildly wrong) have finally come into some focus.
The building was sold to the Child Saving Institute, a combination day care center/shelter/substance abuse program/adoption and foster care facility/etc. which is on the opposite corner of 46th and Douglas Streets in central Omaha. The organization, which has been unfriendly to the pro-life cause over the years, has not yet announced plans for the building except for saying that it will no longer be used as a clinic.
Vital Signs Ministries has organized and led a prayer and sidewalk counseling team that has protested abortions six days every week for nearly 25 years at this location. Hundreds of lives have been saved and countless miracles have been performed by the loving power of God through these faithful pro-life activists. Naturally, we are pleased beyond description at this development.
However, our work is a long way from being done. C.J. Labenz may prove the rumors incorrect and relocate after all. We will be ready if he does. And, even in the case he does not, there are abortion mills in nearby Bellevue, Nebraska, and Council Bluffs, Iowa, where we can turn our attention.
And, in case you're wondering, the notoriously pro-abortion World-Herald newspaper didn't bother to seek statements for their news story from the pro-life Christians who have so dramatically and effectively opposed the abortion business over these last two decades. Six days a week protests, hundreds of turn-away stories, several arrests for peaceful pro-life activity, a successful lawsuit against the City of Omaha related to picketing the facility, the arrest of the abortionist for assault -- these factors were all irrelevant to the newspaper.
So much for fair and balanced news coverage.
But pro-life advocates, who haven't worried about the World-Herald's shoddy reporting or inconsistent editorial policies for many years anyway, are certainly concentrating on other matters today. The 46th Street abortion clinic is closed. Our fervent prayers of 24 years have been answered and finally, no babies will die inside that building anymore.