We strive to end abortion in San Antonio with the help of God and the support of the Greater San Antonio Christian Community. We provide life affirming options to all those we encounter on the sidewalk in front of abortion facilities. Through Sidewalk Advocates, we offer loving and truthful alternatives to those considering abortion, and we provide resources for healing and reconciliation for post-abortive mothers. We stand peacefully and prayerfully as witnesses to the injustice of abortion in the public square.
Since our founding in 2007, we have helped hundreds of mothers choose life for their babies. These are just the ones we know about. Often mothers in crisis never go to their abortion appointment, or they see us praying in front of the facilities and never pull into the parking lot. There are many stories we will never know.
In 2009 we caught Planned Parenthood in San Antonio performing abortions without a license to do so. This resulted in thousands of dollars in fines and lost income.
In April of 2012 one of the oldest abortion providers in San Antonio - Reproductive Services - closed its door forever. Through God's mercy and power, within months the property was purchased and transformed into a Korean Bible Church. Praise God!
Under the umbrella of Sidewalk Advocates for Life, SACFL has created a Sidewalk Intern program in which young adults cover the sidewalk to offer life affirming options and information. They are present on the sidewalk every hour that Planned Parenthood is open. Since its inception in February of 2020, the interns have distributed thousands of gift bags to clients and referred hundreds of clients to pregnancy care centers for free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds.
These local success wouldn't have happened without you. Friends and supporters like you are God's instrument on the frontlines of this battle. THANK YOU!
How can I get involved?
There are several different ways you can get involved in the fight against abortion here in San Antonio.
- Become a stand and pray volunteer
- Join the Prayer Warrior Task Force and pray for clients in real-time
- Become a Sidewalk Advocate for Life
- Become a "Bag Lady" and help provide supplies or join a Bag Assembly Team
- Help us create a Baby Bottle Boomerang campaign at a church
- Join us at one of our local events!
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 can have one available for you.
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.
What is a Sidewalk Advocate?
This is a trained volunteer who gives life affirming options to the clients that they encounter. They calmly and peacefully speak to the clients and offer them alternatives to abortion, information on low- or no-cost health care, post-abortive healing, STD testing/treatment, the harmful effects of birth control, etc. A sidewalk advocate can literally be an unborn baby's last chance of survival.
How do I become a sidewalk advocate?
Advocates complete a 6-hour training course through Sidewalk Advocates for Life. They learn how to speak to the women and men entering the clinic, what to say to the mothers entering for an abortion, and what to do in different situations. We provide all the brochures and supplies to become a Sidewalk Advocate - all you need to do is sign up to be trained! (See SidewalkAdvocates.org for info about the program.)
For more information about the next training session please email our sidewalk advocate trainer Cathy Nix: [email protected].