Good News: More local babies saved from abortion!
Fresh from the front lines of Dallas abortion center sidewalks, here are the latest stories of our sidewalk counselors helping abortion-minded women see the light in choosing life for them and their child. The names of the mothers and family members have been changed for their protection.

This is why we’re in this business - for life; one life, one choice at a time. Please keep these mothers, their babies, friends, family and sidewalk counselors in your prayers as we keep fighting the good fight on the front lines.

If you think this is something you’re interested in, email cplc@prolifedallas.org with your name and how you want to help.

Sent in by sidewalk counselor Lauren Muzyka
Mon., Nov. 23, 2009

Another incredible thing to add to the list -- I just got a call today from a girl that Geri and I counseled last week at the late-term abortion facility, and she called to say that she decided to keep her baby! Praise God, another life! So, how wonderful -- God is working through difficult circumstances at that facility (how frustrating it can be to counsel there, at times!) -- and He is showing us that good fruit will continue to come and come from the prayer and counseling presence out there!! I pointed her to BirthChoice, and she will be going there within the next week!

Today, we also witnessed a turnaway at Robinson's -- I was out there with Geri today, and I was getting ready to leave when we realized a woman pulled in who only spoke Spanish. We got her to Birthchoice, and she was chatting with a Spanish-speaking prayer volunteer, and began to cry. We were able to get her in to talk to Estelle, and I was able to translate until we got someone (more) fluent in there!

It was another beautiful story of a woman who wanted to keep her baby (this, her third), but the dad was going to have none of it! She left BirthChoice with 2 Spanish speaking-friends, one of which who said she would pick her up each Sunday for Mass. So, truly, a victory for a whole young family!

CPLC Terminology
  • BirthChoice: the new Catholic-based crisis pregnancy center located directly across the street from Robinson’s abortion center on Record Crossing Road in Dallas where women can get help and counseling.
  • White Rose: The White Rose Women’s Center crisis pregnancy center across the street from the Routh St. abortion center where pregnant women can get help and counseling.

  • Sidewalk Counselor: a CPLC worker or volunteer who is trained to counsel women about options other than abortion; and the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual damages abortion causes.
  • turnaway: a women who was originally going to get an abortion, but has decided to choose life for her baby instead

Sent in by sidewalk counselor Rebecca Thompson
Wed., Nov. 25, 2009

Kenneth Scott & I were on the sidewalk and a woman drove in to the parking lot. She came over and was there for "a sonogram", but was encouraged to go to Birth Choice instead. On the walk over, she was distraught... lots of stuff on her plate. Dee (first time to counsel at Birth Choice) talked with her, loaded her down with stuff, contacts, (including Dr. B.) and directions to W.Rose for the sonogram. Mary Burner waited for Katalina at White Rose.... which took awhile. No one was sure if Katalina had abandoned considering abortion. But she saw the sonogram. Sonogram shows she is about 14.5 weeks. She is scheduled to come back in 3 weeks. I saw Katalina as she was coming out of W. Rose. She was so happy and said, "I've done everything, listened to everyone, watched the videos. I am hoping this is a girl." She was crying "happy tears" and so grateful... so very grateful.

Sent in by sidewalk counselor Rebecca Thompson
Fri., Nov. 27, 2009

There has been a save each day at Robinson's this week (except for when closed Thanksgiving Day)!!

Today a woman and her sister went into the clinic. One sister Dolores came out and was encouraged to go back in and bring her pregnant sister Carol over to Birth Choice... if only to find out what her options are for assistance and services for free. Dolores did that, i.e. went back in and talked to her pregnant sister about going over to Birth Choice!

They both came out after a relatively short time. Lauren Muzyka walked with them over to Birth Choice.

Carol is excited about this new baby and her sister was just glowing! She saved this little niece or nephew's life!

All SWC's and Prayer Support rejoiced... as (did and is) the Heavenly Witness.
We give thanks to Almighty Holy God!

Update: Channel 8 interviews CPLC staff, exposes horrors of new N. Dallas late-term abortion facility
WFAA Channel 8 saw our e-alert about the new late-term abortion facility and interviewed CPLC Executive Director Karen Garnett and CPLC sidewalk counselor Jackie Lee for this story that aired Tuesday night. Dr. Curtis Boyd admits he’s performed 300,000 abortions since opening the first abortion center in Texas in 1973.

Clinic expands, provides only late-term abortions in N. Texas

Click the image to watch footage. Read the article here.

Channel 8 surprisingly ran another story on Wednesday night about the opening. Even the newscasters were shocked when Boyd admitted “Am I killing? Yes, I am.”

Abortion doctor: 'Am I killing? Yes, I am'

Click the image to watch footage. Read the article here.

Words from our Executive Director Karen Garnett:

Since the original story ran, we were able to confirm that one more mother turned away from the facility yesterday. We praise God that THREE babies and mothers were spared the tragedy of abortion yesterday!

Note that in the live news story, Jason said that two pregnancies (we had said "babies' lives") had been "saved" yesterday. Thank you, Jason -- we are definitely trying to save as many babies from death and help as many mothers as possible! The online version of the story was edited on wfaa.com to "preventing two abortions." CPLC sidewalk counselors seek to dialogue with women approaching for abortions, but do not take any actions to "prevent" (block, keep) them from entering an abortion facility.

Please consider sending an e-mail to Jason Whitely at jwhitely@wfaa.com to thank him for reporting the story, including the staggering number of children killed in Curtis Boyd's practice, and for mentioning the 4:30 p.m. Memorial Prayer Service at Fairmount this Saturday.

It is our sincere prayer that consciences will be awakened as the truth is revealed, and more people than ever before will pray and work harder than ever before to bring an end to this grievous crime against humanity, the daily mass killing of unborn children in the American abortion holocaust.

Support A Catholic Speaker Month: Monica Ashour
Matt Warner over at Fallible Blogma had this great idea to start Support A Catholic Speaker Month to raise awareness about the many Catholic Speakers out there and to support them. Support a Catholic Speaker Month was actually in October, but better late than never, right? Hopefully next year, we’ll actually make this post in the right month!

The Catholic Pro-Life Committee is glad to highlight local Theology of the Body speaker Monica Ashour. Monica is the executive director and co-founder of Theology of the Body Evangelization Team (TOBET).

I had the pleasure of roaming the halls of the State Capitol with Monica earlier this spring when we went to advocate for pro-life and family bills during the Texas Legislature.

At one point while we were speaking with a pro-abortion aide, he asked about the morals of In Vetro Fertilization (IVF). I knew a good bit about the bills we were advocating for and a fair amount about abortion in general, but I was at a loss to defend any position on IVF.

Monica didn’t miss a beat. She was in there so quick with facts and enough concrete information to satisfy the aide we were trying to persuade/educate.

In addition to the greater Dallas-area, Monica has traveled across the country spreading the word about Pope John Paul II’s message.

Check out the TOBET website for lots more info on talks, dates, speakers and lesson layouts.

Read Monica’s bio.

I’ll leave you with this short video I found by Google-ing her name. She’s out there. Take advantage of her!