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Public right-of-way outside
4600 Gulf Freeway Houston, TX

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Thank you for your commitment to our mission of ending abortion in Houston through our ministry of stand and pray outside of the largest abortion facility in the Western Hemisphere.

Public right-of-way outside
Planned Parenthood
4600 Gulf Freeway
Houston, Texas

While we are undergoing a few transitions at Houston Coalition for Life we are committed to supportiong a 40 Days for Life Campaign for the Spring 2022 for all those staff and volunteers who would like to continue to pray at the vigil site, for an end to abortion

You are encouraged to bring people to come out to pray and you can continue to commucated with your fellow Day Captains and volunteers through signing up for hours on this Calendar and by contacting staff@houstoncoalition.com

There are really only "5 rules" for the sidewalk:

(1) Do not park or walk on Planned Parenthood Property or any other private property.

(2) If anyone approaches you, respond with the love of Christ.

(3) If you want to hold a sign please request one of those provided by Houston Coalition.

(4) Please focus on staying in a mode of prayer while you are out there.

(5) Please sign the Statement of Peace*. (Yes you can still use the Statement of Peace on this website)

It has always been encouraged for people to spread out and focus the prayer towards the abortion facility, unless you are a trained sidewalk couselor. At this point, masks are optional.  Please be respectful of those who prefer to wear them or prefer not to wear them.  This is not the place to debate masks, and the devil wants to divide and destract from the real risk that is present at the abortion facility - the risk of the unborn and their mothers being harmed by the proceedure known as abortion.

If a pregnant woman has questions about abortion or about help in the community, you can always refer them to our Big Blue Bus, Baby Blue, or our main office to speak with our nurses.  If you feel called be a Sidewalk Counselor, please contact us at staff@houstoncoalition.com.   Free Monthly sidewalk counselor trainings will resume in April.  Currently, there are experienced trained sidewalk counselor volunteers who come out at different times each week through the year.  Your support is a great blessing. 

On the Houston Coalition for Life website you can see more about the practical partnerships offered by the Big Blue Bus, our mobile crisis pregnancy center that offers free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds and resources to pregnant women outside of the Planned Parenthood: http://www.houstoncoalition.com/the-big-blue-bus

** DIRECTIONS:  We have found that most people have trouble finding the entrance to Planned Parenthood, but they don’t have trouble finding the Catholic Charismatic Center (1949 Cullen Blvd, Houston, TX 77023).

From the Catholic Charismatic Center you would go under the freeway to the intersection of I45 and Cullen.  Then head South bound on the feeder road of I45.

When the I45S feeder road splits, take a slight LEFT over the over-pass. 

(Please keep in mind that the speed limit going over the overpass is 40mph and there are several officers who pull people over right there.)

Then turn RIGHT at the bottom of overpass onto Eleanor Tinsley Way.

Then turn RIGHT onto Gulf Crest.

 **PARKING: Please parallel park along Gulf Crest or along Eleanor Tinsley Way.

It is true that "anyone" of any age can come pray on the sidewalk as they would in their room or anywhere else, yet so few actually do. And each person offers a unique prayer and unique perspective as they beg God to have mercy on this country and end abortion!  Each one witnesses to the dignity of the human life where it is so brutally denied.

Questions? Please contact Houston Coalition for Life Staff 713-395-1330 and women can contact the Big Blue Bus: 832-244-8724

*Statement of Peace: https://www.dropbox.com/s/gxs77nqk3jr1ohu/Statement%20of%20Peace_2021.pdf?dl=0

 


Local events
40 Churches for 40 Days

Monday, January 3rd

40 Churches for 40 Days: At Houston Coalition for Life, we strongly believe that it is important to maintain a peaceful, prayerful presence in front of Planned Parenthood's abortion facility. When pro-lifers stand in prayer outside of abortion facilities, we know that, through the grace of God, hearts and minds are changed and lives are saved. This is especially important considering the largest Planned Parenthood in the Western Hemisphere is located at 4600 Gulf Freeway. With their expanded facilities, a constant presence of prayer is even more critical. We are looking for individuals with a compassionate heart to stand as a peaceful and prayerful visual witness of hope. When people stand in peaceful prayer on the sidewalks outside of the abortion facility, it draws women to investigate these life-affirming alternatives! Your presence can be a channel of God’s grace to a frightened mother in crisis. Your peaceful, prayerful presence can literally help to save lives! As Staff we are going through a series of transitions so: We will continue formal participation with a 40 Days for Life Campaign in the Fall of 2022 and in the meantime, volunteers are still scheduled to come out each week, and each month THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. Communicate with your fellow volunteers by signing up for an hour on this site or contact staff@houstoncoalition.com for a calendar that is not on this website. Questions?: Contact: Staff@houstoncoalition.com

Address: 4650 Gulf Crest Houston, TX 77023

Time: 8:00 AM

Leader Contact Info

Christine M. with Houston Coalition for Life

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Resources

Spring 2022 Day Captain Letter and Material Request

Spring 2022 Announcement Flyer

Spring 2022 Spanish Announcement Flyer

Statement of Peace 2022

Spanish Statement of Peace 2022

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