The Spirit of Schindler is Alive

The Waynesboro Republicans are men and women of principle. Their goal is to defend the Constitution, with energy, courage and good humor.

Published in the News Virginian, January 21, 2015


You will recall that name from the movie, Schindler’s List. The story is an epic, which describes how a businessman, in the madness of Nazi Germany, shielded, protected and saved the lives of 1,200 Jewish men and women.

Oskar Schindler did extraordinary things to keep his Jewish workers safe from deportation to a Concentration Camp. By the end of the War, those lives were spared, but Schindler was left destitute, having spent everything, and done everything, to accomplish his mission.

That same spirit can be found today at 1305 13th Street, at the corner of South Magnolia. That is the address of ComfortCare Women’s Health Center.

Like Schindler, ComfortCare is in the business of saving lives. ComfortCare is saving lives at a time when the government, our government, is promoting the taking of innocent lives. And, the volunteers who work at ComfortCare have the same passion and the same love and the same sense of mission as Oskar Schindler.

ComfortCare is a non-profit medical clinic that helps women in an unplanned pregnancy, by offering hope, compassion, education and an ocean of love. The services that the clinic provides includes, pregnancy testing, nurse’s consultation and peer counseling. All services are free for every patient due to the generous support of individuals, businesses and churches.

The clinic does not perform abortions or refer patients to abortionists. Instead, its mission, like Schindler’s, is to save lives.

ComfortCare has three offices, Waynesboro, Staunton and Lexington. Every year they see about 500 patients. And, every year, ComfortCare saves about 70 lives. Stop reading for a moment, and think about the 70 children who will be born this year and who will get to live out their lives because of ComfortCare.

Since its founding in 1983, ComfortCare may have saved more lives than the brave and courageous Schindler.

In some ways, our modern American culture has become cruel and coarse and uncaring. Yet, in this distorted era, there are safe havens, where goodness is found. ComfortCare is one of those places.

I am writing this article today because on January 22, 1973, forty-two years ago, the Supreme Court told a Supreme Lie. The Court said that the Constitution requires abortion to be legal. Even those who support abortion know that Constitution does not include such a right.

Since that fateful Court decision, over 55 million babies have lost their lives to abortionists. In Nazi Germany, 6 million Jews perished. The American death toll is so much greater.

Someday, the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision will be overturned. It will not stand the test of time, because the assertion of Constitutionality is blatantly false. And, nearly everyone knows it.

The reason the Supreme Court keeps re-affirming abortion against all challenges, is because the liberal Justices know for a certainty, that the moment their dictate is vacated, most of the States will ban the abhorrent practice.

Until then, ComfortCare will, like Schindler, do everything it can to save lives.

If you ever encounter a woman with an unplanned pregnancy who needs help and support, remember ComfortCare. Their website is the pathway to a safe haven here in Waynesboro, at the corner of 13th Street and South Magnolia.

Ken Adams is the Chairman of the Waynesboro Virginia Republican Committee.