Under God’s guidance we strive, with the help & support of the Greater San Antonio Christian community, to end abortion in San Antonio while connecting those who are post abortive to healing and reconciliation services. By offering loving, truthful alternatives to abortion we are a resource for those who choose life. We stand peacefully and prayerfully in front of abortion clinics to provide sidewalk counselors to those in crisis pregnancies and witness the injustice of abortion to the public.
Since being founded in 2007 we have helped 108 mothers choose life for their babies. These are just the ones we know about. Often times mothers in crisis never go to their appointment or see us praying in front of the facilities and never go in the parking lot. 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!
These local success cannot happen without you, God's instrument, being on the frontlines of this battle.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.