Join Your Neighbors with the Coalition for Life.
How can I get involved?
There are a couple different way you can get involved in the fight against abortion here in San Antonio. You can become a stand and pray volunteer and/or a sidewalk counselor. Also see the events at the bottom of the page.
What is a stand and pray volunteer?
A stand and pray volunteer is a prayer warrior who signs up for a time (usually one hour) each week to come out the the Planned Parenthood clinic and pray. All you have to do is pray in the way you are most comfortable. You don't have to bring anything but yourself! If you would like to hold a sign we will have one available for you.
What is a sidewalk counselor?
A sidewalk counselor is a very important part of the pro-life movement. The job of a sidewalk counselor is to speak to the women entering the clinic on both abortion days and non abortion days.
On abortion days the sidewalk counselor is someone who lovingly speaks to the men and women going in for an abortion. They offer help and alternatives to abortion. They are always calm and they peacefully will speak to the mothers to try to help them and their unborn children. A sidewalk counselor is, literally, an unborn babies last chance of survival. Needless to say, they are the hero's of the pro-life movement. A sidewalk counselor, on abortion days, will also be there to minister to the women leaving the clinic after having an abortion. They need as much love and support as the pre abortive woman. They will now face a difficult road with possibilities of Post Abortive Syndrome, depression and destructive behavior. The sidewalk counselor is there to lovingly offer them resources for healing and forgiveness.
On non abortion days a sidewalk counselor is just as important. They are there to expose the dangers of birth control and offer health facility alternatives to Planned Parenthood. They are also the first line of defense for those women who may be considering abortion. A sidewalk counselor will be there to offer help for anything a women considering abortion may need.
How do I become a sidewalk counselor?
To become a sidewalk counselor you must complete a 2 hour training course. In the course you will be taught how to speak to the women and men entering the clinic. You will learn what to say to the mothers entering for an abortion and what to do in different situations. We will provide you will all the brochures and supplies you need to become a sidewalk counselor- all you need to do is sign up to be trained! For more information about the next training session please contact our sidewalk counselor trainer Cathy Nix by e-mail at email@example.com.
How do I become a stand and pray volunteer?
To become a stand and pray volunteer you must sign a statement of peace. The statement of peace simply says that you, as a volunteer with the San Antonio Coalition for Life, agree to abide by any and all laws, to be peaceful and prayerful at all times and to never yell or speak harshly to any abortion clinic staff or customers. Our goal is to peacefully and prayerfully end abortion in San Antonio.
Saturday, May 25 - Abortion Day at Planned Parenthood at 104 Babcock. Join us anytime 7am-4pm as we offer loving, truthful alternatives to abortion, join in prayer and make a public witness to the injustice of abortion.
Thursday, May 23rd 12pm-1:00pm Peaceful Power Hour of Prayer at the Planned Parenthood of South Texas fundraiser. Details coming soon.
Sunday, May 26 1:15pm Alamo Area Presbyterian Prolife meeting email us for details
June 27-29, 2013 National Right to Life Convention 2013 The 43rd annual national meeting of the prolife grassroots is coming to Dallas! It will educate, motivate, and inspire you to take a stand for life! 3 full days, more than 100 prolife speakers, more than 100 sessions, prolife exhibitors, activist training, teens for life convention. www.nrlconvention.com.
Sunday, June 23rd 2-4:00pm Sidewalk Counselor Training for those who wish to speak out to those going in and out of the abortion clinics in an effective and non-judgemental way. Contact Cathy for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org or (210)737-2235. The cost is $20. Scholarships available.
Saturday, July 20th 2-4:00pm Sidewalk Counselor Training for those who wish to speak out to those going in and out of the abortion clinics in an effective and non-judgemental way. Contact Cathy for more information. email@example.com or (210)737-2235. The cost is $20. Scholarships available.
Monday, August 26th 6:30-8:30pm Sidewalk Counselor Training for those who wish to speak out to those going in and out of the abortion clinics in an effective and non-judgemental way. Contact Cathy for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org or (210)737-2235. The cost is $20. Scholarships available.
September 23 - November 5 Fall 2013 40 Days for Life
Saturday, October 5th 7:30am 3rd Annual SA Run for Life 5k run/walk to benefit San Antonio Coalition for Life, Guadalupe Home and Allied Women's Center. Katherine Wright (210)531-6527. email@example.com