Yep, a gentleman who lives across the street from the abortion mill told our vigil attendees that the “protest” (the word pro-abortion folks prefer to peaceful-pro-life-prayer-vigil; I admit, it is a shorter expression) lowers the property values of the apartment building where he lives. :O Oh, no, he didden!
Oh, yes, he did. He actually said that we, the peaceful prayer presence of 40 Days for Life, are bringing property values down. The slaughterhouse across the street—that exists in its spot across the street each and every day, with its attendant and repugnant smell* that I find difficult to tolerate even for the brief time I’m there—doesn’t affect property values, oh, no, it’s us. Why? Because, he explained, we make people notice the abortion mill. We make it impossible for folks to ignore.
Well, Hallelujah and Amen, brother! That is exactly what we’re trying to do! Not to bring property values down, but to bring human values up! Up to where we really do have liberty in this country; life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
*Someone told me that it might be the tree on the corner, but I don’t smell it every day and it doesn’t smell like a tree to me. It smells like blood and it makes me very ill every time I smell it.