According to the pro-life organization Operation Rescue Boston, a new record was set in 2011 for the number of babies spared from death at area abortion clinics. The total number of babies saved from abortion was 116 after Boston sidewalk councilors confirmed on that day that a young woman chose life to her baby, according to an article on LifeSiteNews.com.
Operation Rescue Boston collects their statistics from three of Boston’s abortion clinics, including Planned Parenthood in Brighton, Women’s Health in Brookline and a private clinic in Haverhill. According to LifeSiteNews.com, the head of Operation Rescue Boston, Bill Cotter, has a strict criteria for what counts as a baby saved. Women must actually visit the abortion clinic and upon walking out, verbally express to a sidewalk councilor that they have decided not to go through with the procedure.
The pro-life group attributes their success to the implementation of a new strategy in which a pro-life group called Defenders of Women display glossy signs warning about the dangers of abortion and hand out attractive pro-life pamphlets in area schools, carnivals, colleges, and even on the streets. The number of babies saved in 2010 was 74. The old record was from 2009, with 99 babies saved.