Photo: In late April, Amber Carroll (left) and Michele Herzog rejoiced over the “For Sale” sign outside the former EPOC abortuary in Orlando, Fla., owned by the infamous late-term abortionist James Pendergraft

by Michele Herzog
Central Florida Branch Manager

As I walked up to the “For Sale” sign with Amber, my friend and fellow sidewalk counselor, in front of the former EPOC abortuary owned by the infamous late-term abortionist James Pendergraft, I was filled with tears of joy.  My thoughts immediately drifted to all the Christians who, for almost 20 years, had been there to be a voice for the voiceless, pleading for the lives of innocent little baby boys and girls.

My mind then drifted to all who had prayed over the years for this abortuary to be shut down, along with the other four mills owned by Pendergraft.  Never giving up, continually praying, being there as a witness to the evil taking place inside of these killing centers, and rescuing those unjustly sentenced to death.  Praying that the Pendergraft abortion empire would crumble!

And then it began.  In 2015, abortionist Pendergraft was arrested as the result of a traffic stop in South Carolina.  In his vehicle, police found bloodied surgical equipment covered with human tissue from abortions he had been committing illegally.  He was also in possession of illegal narcotics.   The sheriff on this case labeled him the “traveling abortionist”!

In 2016, Pendergraft’s Ocala, Fla.,  abortuary shut down, and was sold!  Miraculously, by the grace of God, it opened up as an Interfaith Emergency Service, helping the homeless with medical/dental services and helping them get off the street! 

One year later, in October of 2017, Pendergraft pleaded guilty to the charges brought against him when arrested in South Carolina and he was sentenced to five years probation and over $26,000 in fines (which in our opinion, was certainly not enough)!

At this time his medical license had been suspended five times, and soon after, it was suspended a sixth time.  Finally, his medical license was revoked in Dec-ember of 2018!  I was able to attend the Florida Board of Medicine hearing with Cheryl Sullenger of Operation Rescue, and when we heard them declare that his medical license was revoked, we wanted to shout for joy that finally he was being held accountable, and would be stopped in the state of Florida from killing little baby boys and girls!  Finally, after all these years of botched abortions, and thousands upon thousands of babies who died brutal and horrendous deaths!

That same year, the EPOC abortion business shut down and we thanked the Lord God Almighty!  For the next two years the building was used on and off as a medicinal marijuana dispensary.

Soon after, Pendergraft filed bankruptcy on his three remaining abortuaries in  Tampa, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando (OWC).  And now, during such a time as this, in April “For Sale” signs went up at the Fort Lauderdale mill, which had already been shut down for a few weeks, and then the Tampa mill shut down, and a “For Sale” sign was subsequently put up, along with the sign at the closed EPOC abortuary!

The OWC abortuary is the only remaining Pendergraft mill still open, and it is under bankruptcy as well as the others. We are praying that God would shut that wicked place down as well!

We continue to pray that the James Pendergraft abortion empire would completely crumble!  Wickedness can only go so far before the Lord sheds HIS light on it and ends it, according to my friend Amber!  And most certainly that is what we are seeing, and what is happening.

We praise God for what HE is doing, and for the faithfulness of HIS saints for never giving up praying, and being there for the appointed times of death!

This is such an encouragement to never, ever give up, and to trust completely in the Lord, knowing that HE hears our cries, and that these little ones who have been slain are dear to HIS heart!

May we remain steadfast, never wavering, continuing to remain fighting this battle for the lives of the unborn, being their mouthpiece, and bravely exposing this darkness!

Please join us in prayer that each one of these buildings up for sale would be sold into Godly hands (as the Ocala mill was) and used for HIS glory!  And please cry out with us that OWC will shut down for good, and that no more little baby boys and girls would lose their lives.  Finally, pray that Pendergraft would repent and surrender his heart to the Savior Christ Jesus!

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”         –– 1 Corinthians 15:58

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