Tonight I had the privilege of attending the Austin Coalition for Life Fundraiser. Not only was I able to go and support this wonderful organization, I was honored to be able to sit at the table beside Abby Johnson, the former Planned Parenthood Director turned pro-life advocate. I have followed Abby’s story since news surfaced of her wonderful conversion. It was wonderful to have the opportunity to meet Abby and personally say ‘thank you’ to her for her courage, honesty, dedication and willingness to answer the call God was placing in her heart in spite of what she knew would be adverse reactions.
The Austin Coalition for Life was founded by the dynamic Elizabeth McClung who felt a call to form a community-based, grassroots, pro-life organization made up of local volunteers dedicated to ending abortion peacefully and prayerfully in Austin. Austin Coalition for Life volunteers pray regularly outside abortion clinics and provide assistance to women who find themselves with an unexpected pregnancy by providing them with love, support and information regarding pregnancy resource centers in the Austin area. Austin Coalition for Life also coordinates the 40 Days for Life prayer vigils that take place around the United States, Canada and other countries during Lent.
The evening was emceed by the not-so-shy Abby, and featured Kristan Hawkins as the keynote speaker. Kristan is the Executive Director of ‘Students for Life‘ which is an organization dedicated to helping promote the pro-life movement on campuses around the United States. Kristan is quite an accomplished young woman and has a very loving and warm way about her – but she comes armed with facts and cold hard truths about the challenges that students face in their effort to expand the pro-life movement.
We also heard from a beautiful young mother, named Elisabeth, who was pregnant with her first child and will shortly deliver her baby thanks to the support and encouragement of Elizabeth McClung who has stood by her tirelessly to provide her with the help she needs.
Starting March 9, the 40 Days for Life prayer campaign will begin. Please consider taking one hour of your week to pray for those who have no voice. Please also pray for the mother’s and father’s who find themselves in the challenging and scary position of an unexpected pregnancy, as well as for conversion for the doctors and nurses who work at abortion clinics. Click here to find a 40 Days for Life campaign in your city!
Will you stand with me and pray for JUST ONE HOUR?