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Abortions may be illegal in Texas, but the need for a prayerful presence outside former abortion facilities is still as great as ever. These facilities are now referring women out of state for abortions and oftentimes providing them with travel accommodations or even paying for the abortion beforehand which creates a sense of obligation within the woman to follow through with it.
Planned Parenthood’s parking lots in New Mexico are filled with Texas license plates. Pro-lifers in states where abortion is still legal tell us that it is much harder to reach out to women who have traveled to another state because she has already committed to the drive or flight and is on Planned Parenthood's schedule.
Women often look for any sign to not go through with her abortion, and so many women have told us that seeing someone simply praying on the sidewalk made her think twice.
We must have a peaceful, loving presence outside these facilities in her hometown before she commits to traveling out of state.
Weekly Prayer Vigils:
To learn more about getting involved with Stand + Pray, contact Flor Nunez at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (713) 395-1330.
Regardless of the legal status of abortion, crisis pregnancies are still happening in Texas. Women who think there are no other options are still going to places like Planned Parenthood to be referred out of state for an abortion. We must reach these women with free life-affirming alternatives before she travels out of state where she’ll be much less likely to change her mind due to the amount of time and resources she will have committed to getting there. In addition, we continue to encounter Texas women who are obtaining RU-486, the abortion pill, illegally through the mail and over-the-counter in Mexico.
Our basic goal is to pray for a peaceful end to abortion. You can pray for the women facing a crisis pregnancy, the preborn children, the conversion of abortionists and others employed there, the passing of pro-life laws across our country and around the world, and the growth of a culture of life.
We can provide you with a sign if you wish, or you can bring a Bible or other prayer materials you’d like.
Most people will stand on the sidewalk for about an hour, but you may pray for as long or as short as you’d like.
Praying on the sidewalk is largely safe, but we always encourage people to pray with at least one other person just to protect themselves against false accusations or potentially heated interactions.
DO NOT park on Planned Parenthood property or any other private property. For the Planned Parenthood on I45, please parallel park along Gulf Crest or along Eleanor Tinsley Way.