Former Planned Parenthood managers: Pro-lifers are ‘necessary’ outside abortion centers
September 26, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Two former Planned Parenthood managers endorsed 40 Days for Life in a new video encouraging people to pray outside abortion centers during the fall 2017 prayer campaign.
“Sometimes people think I work for 40 Days for Life and I don’t – but I am their biggest fan,” Sue Thayer, who managed a Storm Lake, Iowa Planned Parenthood, said in the video. After quitting her job at Planned Parenthood, she underwent a period of healing and eventually led a 40 Days for Life campaign outside her former workplace.
40 Days for Life is a twice-yearly campaign of constant vigil at abortion facilities, fasting, and community outreach. It began outside a Planned Parenthood in Bryan-College Station, Texas in 2004. The manager of that Planned Parenthood was Abby Johnson, who became pro-life and now runs the pro-life ministry And Then There Were None.
Johnson’s former Planned Parenthood is now closed, and the building is 40 Days for Life’s headquarters. 40 Days for Life's fall 2017 campaign begins Wednesday and ends November 5.
Ramona Trevino explains in the video that she first questioned her job managing a Planned Parenthood in Sherman, Texas when 40 Days for Life set up vigil outside the facility.
“Your presence is necessary even though you may not think that it is,” said Trevino. “If they hadn’t been there, I wouldn’t be here.”
The pro-life activists praying outside the Planned Parenthood where Trevino worked were “approachable” and she could “see that they truly were prayerful and peaceful people.”
Trevino and Thayer are both featured in Live Action's Abortion Corporation series explaining how Planned Parenthood treated women "like cattle" and rewarded facilities with pizza parties for increasing their abortion numbers.
“More than three quarters of a million people have participated in 40 Days for Life campaigns, including post-abortive women and men,” the video’s narrator explains. More than 13,000 babies have been saved from abortion, and pro-lifers have run 40 Days for Life campaigns on all six populated continents. The prayer effort has led 154 abortion workers to quit.
Forty days of prayer and fasting are a “model for success based on God’s word,” said Thayer. It’s modeled on Scripture and “you can’t go wrong with that.”