DALLAS, Texas, August 25, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a story with clear echoes of the now famous conversion of former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson, four months ago a manager at a Planned Parenthood facility in Sherman, Texas resigned from her position with the abortion giant and is now speaking out about her pro-life conversion.
In a press release from 40 Days for Life-Dallas, Ramona Trevino explains that although the particular Planned Parenthood where she worked did not perform surgical abortions, she was struggling “with [her] conscience . . . on contraception, abortion and [her] role in it all.”
Just like Abby Johnson, Trevino credits a 40 Days for Life campaign outside her Planned Parenthood facility with helping her movement towards a pro-life way of thinking.
After the 40 Days campaign came to Sherman, she says she went from believing she was providing a service to women in need, to realizing that Planned Parenthood “treated women like cattle and how they only cared about making money” – a realization she says was “long overdue.”
Interestingly, Planned Parenthood closed its Sherman clinic (the clinic where Ramona was the manager) on August 23, 2011, after Texas Governor Rick Perry signed into law a bill that stripped the organization of its funding, and prohibited the state government from contracting with any organization that provides abortions.
Six other Texas PP clinics – in Gainesville, Arlington, Mesquite, Plano, Terrell, and Waxahachie – have closed, or are scheduled to be closed by the end of September.
Trevino will be speaking about her conversion to the cause of life at a rally to be held in front of the former Sherman Planned Parenthood (2114 Texoma Pkwy) from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 28. David Bereit, National Director and co-founder of 40 Days for Life, will also be a guest speaker at the rally held to commemorate the closing of the facility.
“We want to bring pro-life members of the Sherman community together to reflect upon the blessings received during our 40 Days for Life campaign . . . to rejoice in the victories that God has accomplished,” said Gerry Brundage, spokesperson for the Sherman 40 Days for Life campaign.
In addition to her Sherman appearance, Ms Trevino will also be the keynote speaker at the 40 Days for Life-Dallas Kickoff Rally on September 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Harry S. Moss Park, 8000 Greenville Avenue in Dallas.
“Beginning at midnight, Dallas will join over 300 cities worldwide in the Fall 40 Days for Life campaign through November 6, including a 24/7 peaceful, prayer vigil outside the Southwestern late-term abortion center at 8616 Greenville Ave. in Dallas,” 40 Days for Life-Dallas Communications Coordinator Becky Visosky said.
Information about the 40 Days for Life campaign in Dallas is available here.
Information about the world-wide 40 Days for Life campaign, starting September 28 and adding 46 first-time campaigns – including locations in Puerto Rico, Argentina and Germany – is available here.