Thank you for your commitment to participating in our mission of ending abortion in Houston prayerfully and peacefully through our ministry of stand and pray outside of the largest abortion facility in the Western Hemisphere.
Public right-of-way outside
4600 Gulf Freeway
We are committed to supportiong a 40 Days for Life Campaign for the Fall 2022 for all those staff and volunteers who would like to continue to pray at the vigil site, for an end to abortion. Since Roe v Wade was overturned, Planned Parenthood and other Houston abortion facilities are still seeing women seeking abortion in order to refer them out of state for their abortion prcedures. Prayer continues to be essential.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.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.
If a pregnant woman has questions about abortion, you can always refer them to our Big Blue Bus, or our main office to speak with our nurses. If you feel called to be a Sidewalk Counselor, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sidewalk Counselor trainings will resume in January. 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 information about 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