A once late-term abortion mill that was home to notoriously horrific practices is now the home of a thriving pregnancy center that promotes life.
Abortionist Steven Brigham and his associate, Nicola Riley, were peddlers of abortion and took little to no consideration for the stage of development. In addition to eventually racking up murder charges, fetal remains of unborn children as old as 33-weeks were found at the abortion facility they once operated, which ultimately became known as the “Little Shop of Horrors.”
Out of such horror, however, God can also bring good. Live Action News recently profiled the Cecil County Pregnancy Center. This center that supports life is now operating in the very same building where Brigham once aborted children in late-term procedures and froze their remains. Since May, the pregnancy center has been in operation to allow women with their pregnancies, including by providing a window into the womb via ultrasounds.
God turned that tragedy into something so beautiful, and His fingerprints were evident during the transition. Brigham hadn’t operated the abortion facility since 2010, and in April, just as the center’s executive director, Dan Mohler, said they were looking for a new location to operate a center, the rent was lowered to fit just within their price range.
As Mohler explains:
As the Lord shows his sense of humor from time to time, just when we needed it, they lowered the price and put it immediately within our feasibility within just a couple of days of when we needed the space.
The price drop came at the right time, and allowed the center to start seeing new patients on May 1.
There is also a happy ending for 34 of the unborn children whose frozen fetal remains were found. After Brigham and Riley left, Rev. Joe Piekarski of the Immaculate Conception Church recovered these remains for a burial and memorial service. Mohler says “they’re very excited about seeing us get in that building.”
The Cecil County Pregnancy Center website advertises free and confidential pregnancy tests and ultrasounds, provided by nurses, viewed by a radiologist, and under the direction of a medical director. There are also educational classes, material aid, and referrals for other services patients may need. The center also offers speakers, free of charges, to speak about their services as well as offer a “sexual integrity class.”