DAY 15: Half of all Americans don’t know this

Half of all Americans don’t know Planned Parenthood does abortions.

It’s an astounding statistic and a great example of why community outreach is a key component of a 40 Days for Life campaign. The more people know about Planned Parenthood’s abortion empire, the more they REJECT Planned Parenthood.

Nobody is better equipped to educate about the devastating impact Planned Parenthood has on communities than 40 Days for Life Outreach Director (and longtime Planned Parenthood manager) Sue Thayer.

Sue has been busy speaking the truth about the abortion industry to media outlets close to home and around the world. She’s speaking at 40 Days for Life campaign events as well as to young people, political activists, fellow former abortion workers, and many others!

Northern California

At the Napa kickoff event, Sue met a fellow former Planned Parenthood worker. The nine-year clinic assistant is now good friends with the campaign co-leader, Ron, who prayed for her when she was still employed by the abortion industry.

While in California, Sue spoke to students at a Walnut Creek girls’ school. Initially, some students were disruptive…but within a few minutes, the mockery turned into undivided attention.

Still, one girl appeared bitter and even refused to shake Sue’s hand after the event. Instead she asked, “What about rape?”

Over the next moments, a heart softened as Sue talked about the love of Christ. “As her anger dissolved, a smile came to her face,” Sue said. “She acknowledged the amazing gift of life, regardless of how it began.”

The two parted with a hug.

Missouri

Sue addressed a packed house at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City to educate and encourage activists who are seeking to make Missouri the most pro-life state in the nation.

Sue went from the Capitol to the Columbia, Missouri Planned Parenthood facility, which is barred from performing abortions by a state law requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at an area hospital. Last month, a federal judge (appointed by Obama!) denied Planned Parenthood an injunction that would have allowed abortions to resume.

Pouring rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of the pro-lifers. “Our prayer supporters tell us that business is really DOWN at the former abortion facility,” said Campaign Leader Kathy. “Each campaign we see a greater and greater decrease in clients…”

Omaha, Nebraska

Sue spoke at a Students for Life leadership training event in Omaha, Nebraska. Her topic? Embracing controversy. With nearly two decades managing a Planned Parenthood facility, it’s safe to say Sue was the woman for the job!

Sue’s visit to Nebraska also included visits to campaign events in Lincoln and Bellevue–in front of the practice operated by infamous late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart.

He will wipe every tear from their eyes. On this rock I will build my church; the gates of hell will Now Cain talked with Abel his brother; and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him. Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?” And He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground.” —Genesis 4:8-10

Father, help us to embrace the fact that we are our “brother’s keeper.” When, due to selfish motives, we try to cast off this responsibility please call to us to account. We would be pleasing to you and to our “brother.” Through the help and grace of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

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