Thank you for wanting to help end abortion as we stand and pray outside of the largest abortion facility in the Western Hemisphere.
Public right-of-way outside
4600 Gulf Freeway
During the 2022 Spring 40 Day for Life Spring Campaign, we are undergoing a series of transitions at Houston Coalition for Life so we are NOT formally leading a 40 Days for Life Campaign until this Fall (beginning in September 2022).
However, Staff and volunteers ARE continuing to pray Monday-Saturday, YEAR ROUND at the vigil site, for an end to abortion
You are encouraged to bring a people to come out to pray and you can continue to commucated with you fellow Day Captains and volunteers through signing up for hours on this Calendar and by contacting 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. 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.
You can stay in the loop with Covid-19 updates at: http://houstoncoalition.org/stand-and-pray
If a pregnant woman has questions about abortion or about help in the community, you can always refer them to our Big Blue Bus or Baby Blue to speak with our nurses. If you feel called to reach out to the pregnant girls, please first take the Sidewalk Counselor Training made available for free by the Houston Coalition for Life by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. (Free Monthly sidewalk counselor trainings may resume in April. Currently, there are experienced trained sidewalk counselor volunteers who come out at different times each week through the year; YOUR inperson prayer support is a great blessing. Connect by contacting email@example.com)
On the Houston Coalition for Life website you can see more about the practical partnerships offered by the Big Blue Bus, the mobile CPC 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