Three years ago when Randall Terry and his wife, Cindy, were spending 40 hours a week picketing and counseling women outside of abortion clinics, they didn’t foresee their pro-life activism growing into a movement which would affect cities and leaders across the nation.
Terry staged the first rescue mission in 1986, at a clinic in Binghamton, New York. The rescuers locked themselves in one of the inner rooms of the abortion mill right after it opened. Police arrived and asked them to leave, but they continued to block the clinic. They spent several days in jail as a result.
Terry’s movement has since grown into a national phenomenon. Many believe that Operation Rescue may be the key to reversing the Roe vs. Wade decision on abortion. An outstanding model of modern day heroism, Randall Terry has been willing to defend the truth of God when it has not been popular to do so.
July 5, 1988 – Randall Terry was interviewed by press during National Day of Rescue.