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 decided to keep my baby!
Marianne was praying when she noticed a woman who went back and forth between the facility having discussions with a gentleman in a car in the parking lot. She called out to the woman and waved her over. "When she saw that I offered information, I think that's why...
Best day ever!
Mica reports: BEST DAY EVER! MOM CHOOSES LIFE! Today was a GREAT day on the sidewalk! When a woman walked out of the abortion facility and over to me, I offered her the life-affirming info. She said she was actually scheduled to take the chemical abortion pills but...
two pregnancy test results
Mica and Michelle were praying in the evening outside an abortion facility. Mica reports: Around 6 PM I saw a young girl and man trying to go into the abortion facility. It was closed by that time, so I called them over to me. The girl told me that she thought she...
Two women turned away
Two of our amazing Sidewalk Advocates, Jose and Gina, spoke with two friends who came together to the abortion facility for pregnancy services. Neither of them wanted to have an abortion (one was already well into her second trimester). The other was early in her...
15 week baby, considering adoption
Allison reports: My husband and I were praying on the sidewalk in the afternoon. A young lady drove up with a guy in the passenger seat. I motioned her over and she came over readily. I said we were there to help in any way she needed. She had come for an ultrasound,...
Was I screaming at you?
Sheila reports that the abortion facility was very very busy. She handed out probably 5 brochures to vehicles. One man sitting in his car in the lot came over and spoke to Sheila. She reminded him that there was a baby in her womb and that whenever a woman has the...