BABIES SAVED (that we know of)
ABORTION WORKERS WHO HAD A CONVERSION & QUIT
The Central Texas Coalition for Life is a grassroots community-based organization that draws attention to the injustice of abortion through prayer and fasting, community outreach & education, and peaceful prayer vigils on the public right-of-ways in front of abortion facilities in Austin, Texas.
We network with numerous pregnancy centers, community healthcare clinics, medical professionals and other resources to help women and their families find real, life-affirming alternatives to abortion.
We connect women and men with abortions in their past to resources for hope and healing. We direct anyone working in the abortion industry to resources to help and encourage them to leave. The Central Texas Coalition for Life is the bridge from the abortion/abortion referral facilities to these community resources.
The heaviest presence on the sidewalk is during our 40 Days for Life campaigns which consist of hundreds of volunteers from across central Texas praying for 40 consecutive days in front of the local abortion facilities. These campaigns occur twice a year – once during the spring and once during the fall. As many as 600 local volunteers participate during the campaigns. Most volunteers sign up simply to pray for one hour a week in front of a local abortion facility. Some attend Sidewalk Advocate trainings to learn how to effectively reach out to women at the abortion facilities to offer them alternatives and educate them about fetal development, abortion, and all their options. Sidewalk Advocates are the voice for the voiceless. Our Sidewalk Advocate training is sought out by other pro-life groups across the country; occasionally we offer our training in other cities to help them get their own sidewalk ministry started.
Not only are we there for the women, men, and babies, but we offer help to abortion workers too. Many former abortion workers have left the industry and had conversions to the side of life. With their witness and willingness to help, we have more insight into the abortion industry.
We visit as many as 15 churches on any given weekend to promote, encourage, educate and recruit people of faith to join us. Over 100 churches are represented on the sidewalks. We seek to keep a close relationship with other pro-life organizations to work together and build a culture of life. With our unique perspective, we are also able to provide trainings to pregnancy center counselors/advocates to better equip them, to affirm their ministries, and to build relationships.
Since 2009 we have witnessed hundreds of women (that we know of) choose life for babies scheduled to be aborted (at least four women were pregnant with twins)! Pregnancy centers report a significant increase in clientele when our efforts are more concentrated on the sidewalks. We have given information to thousands of men and women about healthcare alternatives. At least twelve abortion workers have had conversions and quit their jobs. Hundreds of women have been connected to post-abortion healing ministries, including several of our own volunteers. We are seeing abortion end before our very eyes and we are excited for what God has in store!
Recent Blog Posts
“I never thought of it that way.”
From Katrina: A man walked up to Marty, wearing blue knee highs and said to Marty “I support abortion rights for women.” Marty shared with him that majority of women regret abortion; we can glean from the numerous ministries and support groups across the country that...
Where can we get a free pregnancy test?
We had our first confirmed turn-away at the Research BLVD location today! Debbie reports: "A lady saw my 'Ask Me About Free Pregnancy tests' sign as she turned right into the PP North parking lot. I waved and she stopped, rolled down her window and asked where she...
Your reward will be great in heaven
Rachel reported: "While Oscar and I were praying for the last time at the Duval Rd location, we had a nice affirmation from a gentleman who pulled over. He's from Kansas but his son lives here. He wanted to know if we were praying the Rosary. I said 'yes.' He...
“They’re literally just praying!”
On Friday while I was at the Pro-life Women's Conference in Indianapolis, IN, hours after hearing the news about the Supreme Court's decision on the Dobbs case, I received a call from an unknown number. I assumed it would be a hateful call (I got a lot of those after...
April reports: Baby saved this morning! Two women (one definitely a teen) pulled up in the driveway to me after being in the abortion facility, and I told them we had resources and tons of help for women experiencing unplanned pregnancy. The older woman said “That’s...
St. Joseph’s intercession
From Mica: As I was walking down to the sidewalk, I had a strong urge to pray to St. Michael and St. Joseph for protection (something I really should do more). I asked that St. Joseph would ask the Lord to scare away all evil spirits who'd wish to do us harm, and that...