Even with temperatures in the 40s and rain, we just had the largest UNITED crowd yet -- more than 250 enthusiastic attendees at the Kansas statewide rally in Overland Park!
Thanks to the students from area schools who came out and the amazing local speakers! We also appreciate the Bott Radio Network, which is based here, for helping to promote the UNITED 40 Days for Life tour on more than 100 radio stations.
Planned Parenthood tried -- unsuccessfully -- to counter our big vigil stop in Columbia, Missouri. They pulled up along a busy road -- with a handful of abortion supporters holding the usual signs, along with one abortion advocate dressed in a tasteless costume (don't worry -- no pictures of that here!).
This didn't deter the exuberant crowd. After all, they?re persistent! Their prayers and efforts have seen seven abortionists stop coming to this facility since 40 Days for Life began outside. While we were there, Planned Parenthood shut down early, and sent their nurse home!
Our day wrapped up with a huge statewide rally in St. Louis ... outside the only operating abortion facility in Missouri. This large Planned Parenthood center ends the lives of around 15 children every day.
Heartfelt prayers and uplifting speeches fired up the crowd ? encouraging them to renew their commitment to making Missouri abortion-free.
We?ve now completed 54 events in 21 states ? and we?ve traveled almost 5,500 miles. Now it?s on to Illinois and Wisconsin!