March 6, 2020
The Horrifying Stories behind Louisiana’s Clinic Law – Part 1
“Markethia Clark will never forget that day. Looking across the table at a young lawyer named Mike Johnson, she shudders. ‘It was unusually bad,’ she told him. Denise had been the last patient of the night, so everyone was tired and anxious to go home. Markethia wasn’t in the surgery room when the screaming started. Looking at her coworkers in horror, they froze. ‘We were all alarmed,’ she said, ‘because screaming out loud like that is unusual.’ The abortion, they knew, had gone terribly wrong. But calling an ambulance, the doctor barked, was out of the question.
“Denise survived because her mom rushed her to the hospital. About three months later, when lawyers and state officials started sniffing around the case, the doctor, Leroy Brinkley, ordered his staff to ‘fabricate some records to make it look like everything was done properly.’ ‘We made [them] up,’ Markethia admitted. It was the last she or anyone else knew of the case. But it wasn’t the end of the nightmares.
“When the inspectors came, Sandra Price said, ‘We stalled them’ while other employees ‘quietly gathered together the unsterilized hoses and re-packaged cannulas (labeled “For One Use Only”) and hid them… The only things they looked at were what we voluntarily showed them.’ Like a lot of abortion centers, Delta Women’s Health was filthy. The equipment was so disgustingly dirty, Markethia testified, that the ‘dilators had dried crusted blood down in the crevices of the numbers engraved on the side… The surgical tools were so rusted that if you rubbed your hand down it, it would leave a rusty, orange streak on your palm. Those were the same tools used on Denise and all the other girls at the clinic.’ There was ‘dried up blood on the floor, in the old recliners in the recovery room, and rust on the insides of the surgical trays,’ she shakes her head.” (Tony Perkins)1
“He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion.” (Proverbs 28:13; NASB)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Wednesday, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) heard oral arguments on the Louisiana Unsafe Abortion Protection Act being contested by abortion providers in the state. Intercede for a righteous decision by the Justices as they now consider their opinions.
- Click here to see snippets of the discussion of the justices with the plaintiff and defendant. Intercede for each of the nine justices as you read about their interaction with the attorneys presenting their cases.
- Until abortion is reversed in America, pray for an increase of just laws protecting women going to abortion clinics from harm.
- Ask the Lord to open the eyes of abortion providers and those that work for them. Many workers have left in the last few years, as they have realized what the circumstances of the abortion industry truly are.
- Ask the Lord to set up Divine appointments for abortion doctors and employees to come to know Jesus.
- Declare, “He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion!”
A prayer you can pray:
Father, on Wednesday a key case in the battle for Life was heard at the U.S. Supreme Court. In Russo v. June Medical Services LLC, the state of Louisiana is trying to uphold their law requiring physcians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. Situations like Markethia Clark’s are behind this law. We desire that abortion is eradicated from this nation, but in the meantime, we do not want to see doctors treat women seeking abortions with such disregard! Dirty clinics, filthy instruments, and sloppy procedures are killing women, or leaving them permanently maimed. Some have fought for their lives, yet the clinic staffs have covered over their sinful ways, caring for themselves instead of the women they serve. This needs to stop! We declare Your own Word, “He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion!” Set up Divine appointments. Convict the doctors and workers of sin. Let them be saved and find compassion in place of eternal judgement.
Lord, the SCOTUS justices have heard the arguments and now they are deliberating. Let them look carefully at all the facts of this case and do the right thing for the women and for the State of Louisiana’s citizens. Let them uphold the law that requires admitting privileges with a local hospital. We intercede for each one of them, Jesus. Amen.
The Lord will forgive, save, and heal, all who renounce abortion and turn to Him with a repentant heart.
1 “The Horrifying Stories Behind Louisiana’s Clinic Law,” by Tony Perkins posted on www.frc.org 3/3/2020. Used with permission.