Planned Parenthood awakened a sleeping giant by opening a new facility in Lubbock, Texas.
The community launched a 40 Days for Life campaign, and the response has been huge!
Lubbock's campaign team welcomed 40 Days for Life Outreach Director Sue Thayer--a longtime Planned Parenthood manager--to help rally opposition to the new facility.
Campaign leaders even obtained a permit to block off the street for the event.
"The rally last night was HUGE!" Sue said. "The street was filled with many families and children."
The new Planned Parenthood isn't ending the lives of unborn children...yet.
"Planned Parenthood has applied for a license to begin doing abortions," Sue said.
Years ago, Planned Parenthood had an abortion facility in Lubbock. It has since closed.
And in establishing community-wide opposition to the abortion empire's latest foray into their city, 40 Days for Life participants hope the new Planned Parenthood facility meets a similar fate.
From Lubbock, Sue headed east to Denton, a community that launched its first 40 Days for Life vigil as the Planned Parenthood in nearby Lewisville went out of business.
"Sue's testimony was heart wrenching, yet so encouraging, inspiring and extremely informative," said Shawna with the local campaign team. "No one was unmoved by what she shared with us."
The Denton Planned Parenthood center is located in a strip mall, and pro-lifers can't get close to it. But the vigil is highly visible to travelers on I-35, making for incredible public witness opportunities.
"Certainly, a great outreach to the community!" Sue said. "A big crowd showed up for the rally! Many happy honks from cars and semis!"
Fort Worth, Texas
Sue's last stop in the Lonestar State was Fort Worth.
Volunteers estimated at least 30 abortions took place the day of the rally. The waiting room was packed, and a line stretched out the door into the parking lot.
"Please pray for all those who lost their babies in Fort Worth," Sue said.
If I have despised the cause of my male or female servant when they complained against me, what then shall I do when God rises up? When He punishes, how shall I answer Him? Did not He who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same One fashion us in the womb?
God, forgive us when we try to explain away the obligation we have to help others who need help. Enable us to not devalue them because they are in the circumstance that they are in, but to see them for what they are, those, who like us, were formed by your hand in their mother’s womb. Amen.