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Letter From Imprisoned Abortionist James Pendergraft, 8/13/2001

By Editorial Staff
Published August 13, 2001

By Patte Smith

I stood on the sidewalk at 1103 Lucerne Terrace praying against the opening of the first late term in central Florida in 1996. James Scott Pendergraft had informed the city that he wanted to perform abortions through all three trimesters. When the Lord allowed Orlando Women’s Center to open in 1996, I sensed that He wanted me to stay to reach out to the aborting moms, companions, clinic workers and yes, even the abortionists. I had already been ministering outside all of the other murder mills in Orlando for three years.

A few years later as a result of a frivolous lawsuit he filed against the city of Ocala, Pendergraft was found guilty of conspiracy to commit extortion, lying under oath and mail fraud and sent to a federal penitentiary. I wrote to ask the abortionist to allow me to visit him. I wanted to share the gospel with the man.

Here is what the serial baby-killer wrote in response to my letter to him:

James S. Pendergraft
Reg # 42979-018
Federal Prison Camp Atlanta
PO Oox 150160
Lukewood Station, SE
Atlanta, Ga. 30315

13 Aug 01

Dear Patte,

God says to love thy neighbors as thyself and to love all people including your enemies. That in order to love people you must not have hatred. I go to sleep every night with love and peace in my heart. I hate no one. I look forward to getting out soon and continuing my mission of helping women in one of the most difficult times in their lives. No one will ever change that. I am more determined than ever to pursue my mission.

I see you more than enough when I pass you on the sidewalk of Orlando Women’s Center. If you would like to donate to my legal fees please talk with our security personnel. God bless you and take care.

Dr Pendergraft

Perhaps this will help people to understand why I abhor the wishy-washy Christendom which makes everyone, including abortionists and aborting and post-abortive women, feels as if God loves them just the way they are … unrepentant, with no fear of God in their eyes. This is the devil’s business.

Sin is a devil dressed as an angel. ~ RC Sproul

Let niceties and relativism and humanism be flung to the dogs. Let churchianity and comfort in sin be confessed and forsaken. Silence kills babies. Abortion is the devil’s business and the church is complicit by her silence and her tolerance. We should be ashamed and repent.

… as for murderers … their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. ~ Revelation 21:8

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Your comments are welcome!

I couldn’t have said it better myself. We waste precious energy thinking it is in our power to “save” these aborters; that’s God’s job. Our job is to warn them in no uncertain terms that they will reap as they have sown. Our job is to “rescue those [unjustly] sent to slaughter,” even when that means placing ourselves and other complicit parties at risk.

Posted by Catherine Ramey on 05/25/2010 11:59 AM #

Is this man a type of serial killer that needs absolute power over babies to get a ‘high?’ His habit of shoving women out of the door with a tiny corpse inside belies his statement that he wants to help them.

Posted by A Henneberry on 02/06/2011 04:37 PM #

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