(South Bend, IN) - It’s been two years since an abortion clinic returned to this area. To bring attention to what they say is a community tragedy, Right to Life Michiana staged a silent protest in front of the facility in South Bend Friday. Creating a "cemetery of innocents," volunteers placed hundreds of pink crosses along the roadside, representing the little lives lost in the abortion clinic over the past two years.
Jackie Appleman, executive director of Right to Life Michiana, says they don’t want what goes on in the clinic to go unnoticed. "In the two years of them being open, there have been more than 600 lives lost," she said. "So we put out a cross in memory of each life that has been lost at that particular Whole Women's Health. And to put that in perspective, that's about 25 classrooms' worth of children that are no longer with us in this community."
Whole Women’s Health continues to operate without an official state health license, pending ongoing litigation. Appleman says the St. Joseph County Health Department is currently investigating whether unauthorized medical procedures are going on there.