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Two Guys and a Girl Catholic Podcast of Catholic New Media: 40 Days for Life

April 20, 2012

Part of an online Catholic media resource targeting mainly young adults, interviewed Austin Coalition for Life Executive Director Heather Gardner about the report on the latest 40 Days for Life campaign as well as the up-to-date report since the campaign’s inception in Austin in 2009.
Check out “Two Guys and a Girl Catholic Podcast: Episode 50” to catch all the highlights of the spring 2012 40 Days for Life campaign (national and local).  You can skip to 40:19 to listen to the brief section on Austin’s 40 Days for Life.

BNR: Heart of Texas – Prayer Against Abortion
April 2, 2012
by Reinout van Wagtendonk

A reporter from a Dutch based radio program noticed people standing outside the Anderson Mill abortion clinic and wanted to know what was going on. ”If Heather Gardner and other members of the Austin Coalition for Life were not praying everyday at an anonymous low-rise on the busy Anderson Mill Road you had no idea that there is an abortion clinic.”  More…

Austin American-Statesman: A Different Kind of Pro-Life Activist

October 16, 2009
by Joshunda Sanders
Of Sacred and Secular Blog… The sidewalk across from the Austin Women’s Health Center has been bustling with activity for three weeks as quiet pro-life activists have set up shop there. Couples, young and old, stop to pray silently, sometimes holding bibles, or letting a sign that reads “Please Pray This is an Abortion Clinic” lean against one of their legs. More…

Austin American-Statesman: As health care reform abortion discussion continues, a 40-day prayer vigil
October 15, 2009
by Joshunda Sanders
Of Sacred and Secular Blog… I just talked to an Austin pro-life activist with 40 Days For Life, an interfaith group of pro-lifers who have been praying outside of two local clinics for 12 hours each day since Sept. 23. I hope to interview some of the volunteers who have been praying outside of the clinics and will continue to do so until Nov. 1. “Our goal is peacefully and prayerfully end abortion, one woman at a time.” Volunteers stand outside the clinics with rosaries or signs that say, “Honk if You’re Pro-Life.” They are among over 200 groups around the country who are participating in this fall’s vigil and fast. More…

Texas Insider: 40 Days for Life Continues Pro-Life Prayer Vigil
October 12, 2009
by Texas Insider
40 Days for Life Austin, a ground-breaking grassroots movement devoted to peaceful promotion of a pro-life message, has reached the halfway point in its fall campaign, and with 20 days left, continues to save lives and change hearts. “The response we’ve gotten so far has been phenomenal.”  More…

Austin Church Activism Examiner: ’40 Days for Life’ protests Austin abortion clinics (video)

September 30, 2009
by Jacob Harrison
Hundreds of Austin locals have volunteered to participate in the local branch of the national 40 Days for Life fall campaign. Nationally, 24-hour prayer vigils are being held outside abortion clinics around the country. Austin volunteers set up outside two local abortion clinics last week, and will maintain a presence there until November 1. More…

Texas Republic News: Peaceful Prayer Vigil to End Abortion
September 29, 2009
by James Aalan Bernsen
Tuesday night, on a busy stretch of road in North Austin, over 100 pro-life activists gathered literally on the front lines of the fight against abortion – outside an abortion clinic that looked more like a military compound than a health care center. Yet if anyone expects anger, rage or condemnation from these advocates, you can forget about it.

Fox 7 Austin: Pro-Life Vigil at Austin Health Clinics (Video)
September 23, 2009
by Rudy Koski
Austin, TX (myFOXaustin.com) – A pro-life vigil is underway at two Austin health clinics for women. Organizers with the “40-days of life” event say about 300 people have signed up to take part in the vigil. Between now and November 1, volunteers will stand in front of a clinic along I-35 south and at another clinic on Anderson Mill Road.

KVUE-TV Austin: Pro Life group target Austin facilities
September 22, 2009
by KVUE Staff
A forty day anti-abortion vigil is underway at two Austin facilities that provide abortions. Dozens gathered Tuesday night at International Health Care Solutions on Anderson Mill road. More…

40 Days for Life Blog: It begins in two weeks.
September 8, 2009
by 40 Days for Life Blog
As word spreads about 40 Days for Life, more people are learning that abortion is not somebody else’s problem — it affects an entire community. In Austin, Texas, a pastor learned for the first time during last spring’s 40 Days for Life campaign that a local abortion facility had been taking the lives of unborn Texans for more than a decade — and he’d been the pastor of a church around the corner for 17 years! More…