The passing of our dear friend and 40 Days for Life Outreach Director Sue Thayer has left a huge hole in our hearts.

Sue was the first former abortion worker to lead a 40 Days for Life campaign--and remains the only Planned Parenthood manager to ever organize a 40 Days for Life vigil in front of her former workplace.

After closing the Planned Parenthood facility in Storm Lake, Iowa, Sue went on to expose Planned Parenthood's webcam abortion scheme in state capitols across the country--and in countries around the world!

Many have asked about funeral arrangements. Sue's life and legacy will be honored at a Celebration of Life this Saturday, January 8 at 10:30am Central at Summit Evangelical Free Church (1000 S. Main Street, Alta, Iowa). No livestream details are available yet.

Many people have also asked about supporting Sue's surviving five children. Loved ones have set up a Go Fund Me page to provide for Sue's family:

On this week's episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, Dr. Haywood Robinson, Steve Karlen, and I share our favorite memories of Sue:

We also discuss how Sue:

  • Faced--and overcame--her fears to become one of the most impactful pro-life advocates in the world
  • Is responsible for states across the country restricting and banning webcam abortions
  • Saw reason to hope that every abortion worker would join her in standing up for life

If you missed it, check out our video tribute to Sue--which includes Sue's life and conversion in her own words:

To watch the video, click the image or visit:

Please continue to keep the Thayer family in prayer.

Shawn Carney, President/CEO

In addition to co-founding 40 Days for Life, Shawn is one of the most sought-after pro-life speakers, addressing audiences coast-to-coast and internationally. He has executive produced award-winning pro-life documentaries. Shawn co-authored the #1 top-rated Christian book: 40 Days for Life: Discover What God Has Done ... Imagine What He Can Do and also wrote The Beginning of the End of Abortion.