Why did Planned Parenthood close another clinic?

By Tom Quiner

Something big is happening right now.

It goes by two names:

1. 40 Days for Life

2. 40 Days of Hell

The name depends on your perspective. Tomorrow, I will be praying in front of Planned Parenthood on Army Post Road from 10AM til noon. For my Des Moines readers, please join us.

The power of prayer can't be stopped!

We are part of a national movement called 40 Days for Life.

We don’t protest in front of Planned Parenthood. We pray.

We don’t shout. We won’t do our bathroom work on their sidewalk. And we won’t take our clothes off. That’s another movement that does that kind of stuff.

We simply pray for God to protect the women who enter Planned Parenthood. We pray for Christ to protect the babies many carry in their wombs.

We pray for the Holy Trinity to change hearts, whether it is the heart of a mother or father contemplating an abortion, or the heart of the abortionist about to commit one.

Does it work?

Evidently so. PP is closing clinics throughout the country in just about all states, except for Massachusetts, Washington, and Utah.

Here in Iowa, they just closed their Storm Lake clinic. Interestingly, it closed after 40 Days for Life smothered their clinic with prayers a year ago.

Do you know who led that prayer effort? Sue Thayer, the former director of that very clinic, someone whose eyes were opened to the lie that is Planned Parenthood. Former PP executives have characterized the experience of seeing women and men praying outside of their clinic as “hell.”  Forty days of hell. They know in their hearts that what they are doing is wrong, and it is painful to be called out on it by such an act of love, as is prayer.

Something big is happening right now. The power of prayer can’t be stopped.

Join the movement. Join me at Planned Parenthood tomorrow from 10AM to noon on Army Post Road across the street from the Southridge Mall.

If you can’t come, please offer up a prayer on behalf of our preborn brothers and sisters. Send me your prayers. They mean a lot.

Thank-you, I appreciate it.


  1. Bob on March 16, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
 Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. 
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
 and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host,
 by the Divine Power of God,
 cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits 
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls. 

    • quinersdiner on March 16, 2012 at 4:28 pm

      Thank-you. I appreciate the prayer more than you will ever know.

      • quinersdiner on March 16, 2012 at 11:07 pm

        Thank-you. Offer up special prayers for all the pre-born and their mothers.

  2. irishsignora on March 16, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    God bless you, Mr. Quiner. We will offer Mass for you tomorrow.

  3. Sofia on May 2, 2012 at 11:03 am

    amen God Bless everyone that does this

  4. thoughtful on December 12, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    abortions are only 3% of what planned parenthood does. most of what they do is teaching about safe sex, testing, and female checkups.

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