KETTERING, Ohio - Anti-abortion activists plan to say prayers of exorcism outside a women's clinic that performs abortions in southwest Ohio.
The Dayton Daily News reports the chancellor of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati has given permission for priests to read an exorcism prayer at a rally Sunday outside the Women's Med Center. The clinic in Kettering is closed Sundays.
An organizer of the group planning the vigil says the prayers are designed to drive evil out of a place. Ruth Deddens says she got the idea from a similar vigil in Rockford, Ill., in 2009.
Clinic officials did not immediately return a call Thursday.
The dean of a Roman Catholic seminary in Cincinnati says the prayer to be read by priests is a minor exorcism in the Roman Catholic tradition.
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