Priest Plans “Prayer Chapel” Next to Oklahoma City’s Sole Abortion Provider


Typically, when anti-choice activists get hold of property near a reproductive health clinic, they put up a crisis pregnancy center on the site in an attempt to woo or confuse women seeking services nearby. In this case, however, Outpatient Services for Women, Oklahoma City’s only public abortion provider, is getting a new neighbor that isn’t a CPC.

It’s prayer chapel.

Via News9.com:

The future chapel is only the second of its kind in the United States, and it’s being built in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. No one is quite sure how the hot-button issue will pan out, but the priest is hoping the chapel’s presence, just 20 feet from the clinic, will force the abortion center out of business.

It is common to see pro-life advocates outside, on the streets. Now, they are setting up shop just one door down from Outpatient Services for Women, 6112 NW 63rd in Warr Acres.

“We’re not going to get in their face and not going to be hostile or rude,” Rev. M. Price Oswalt said. “We’ll just be peaceful.”

The chapel is still under construction. Oswalt is the man behind the plan.

“Our goal is to have someone in here praying 24/7,” Oswalt said.

The buildings are completely identical, from brick color to windows to glass doors. Rev. Oswalt claims it will take $4000 a month to keep the new chapel functioning.

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  • give-em-hell-mary

    This jerk isn’t too smart! — if I needed an abortion and saw a priest lurking in the bushes, I’d hurry even faster into the clinic so the priest wouldn’t have much time to lust after the fetus.

  • mbm49livecom

    KUDOS TO REV. OSWALT.  THE ARTICLE DOESNT MENTION WHETHER OR NOT THE HOLY SACREMENT WILL BE PRESENT IN THE CHAPEL.

     

    A JERK?  REALLY?   PRO-LIFE = ANTI-CHOICE?  REALLY?

  • mbm49livecom

    PERSONALLY, I AM TIRED OF POLITICLAL ANALYSTS (sic) SPEWING THEIR DISTORTIONS (BILE?) AT WILL, MASQUERADING AS REAlITY

  • jennifer-starr

    Jerk is actually mild compared to the words I’d use to describe Oswalt.  And yes, ‘pro-life’ is anti-choice. Really.

  • jennifer-starr

    I know how you feel–I don’t like Faux News either. 

  • wolfwytch

    Please take your shouty, judgemental attitude elsewhere. We don’t want you to shout at us, although we pro-women, pro-choice activists are rather used to it. We don’t need you to tell us what your truth is, we already know, believe me, you won’t let us forget! But neither do you listen to our truth, or accept that your shouting only leads to more people tuning you out.

     

    If you wish to speak, treat us the way you want to be treated. We will listen. But if you’re shouting at us, and praising the RCC for their anti-women, deceptive practices, you’ll find that you won’t get the ear you want so badly. You’ll see our backs, instead.

     

     

  • forced-birth-rape

    “The Catholic Church is working against the interests of child abuse victims in state legislatures around the country. In recent weeks, lobbying by the church has blocked measures in Wisconsin, Arizona and Connecticut intended to widen the legal window for victims to file lawsuits against hidden predators.”

     

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/16/opinion/16sun2.html?_r=0

     

    “Miami priest accused of years of ‘oral sex and sodomy’ with runaway boy”

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/10/25/miami-priest-accused-of-years-of-oral-sex-and-sodomy-with-runaway-boy/

     

     

    Church excommunicates mother of 9-year-old rape victim – but not accused rapist.”

    A senior Vatican cleric has defended the Catholic Church’s decision to excommunicate the mother and doctors of a nine-year-old rape victim who had a life-saving abortion in Brazil.”

    “Police believe the girl was sexually assaulted for years by her stepfather, possibly since she was six. That she was four months pregnant with twins emerged only after she was taken to hospital complaining of severe stomach pains.”

     

     

    http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/church-excommunicates-mother-of-9yearold-rape-victim-ndash-but-not-accused-rapist-14218389.html

     

     

    “A prominent New York-based friar has sympathy for some pedophiles — including defrocked priests and former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky — saying they are sometimes “seduced” by their underage victims.

    Father Benedict Groeschel’s jarring comments come amid ongoing fallout from child sex abuse scandals that have rocked Penn State and, over the past decade, the Catholic Church.”

    http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-08-30/news/33504746_1_jerry-sandusky-state-football-defensive-coordinator-abuse-claims

  • give-em-hell-mary

    Would you prefer I call IRreverend Oswalt a spoiled pedophile mother-killer?  We know he is pro-maternal death and maiming and keeping his pedophile buddies supplied with fresh victims.  Shame on you for supporting his murderous misogyny and sex-trafficking of kids!