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October 25, 2010

Over 2000 Pro-life advocates in Dallas outside late-term abortion center

Dallas, Texas -- Since September 22, more than 2000 pro-life advocates have prayed to stop the abortions up to 24 weeks (6 months) of pregnancy occurring at the Southwestern late-term abortion center at the NE corner of Greenville Avenue and Royal Lane.  Dallas citizens have participated in this 24/7 peaceful, prayerful vigil to end abortion as part of the national 40 Days for Life campaign.  "The response to this year’s campaign has been incredible," says co-coordinator of the Dallas campaign, Lauren Muzyka.  "We have seen upwards of 300 people on the sidewalk at one time to demonstrate that this wound on our community cannot be tolerated, including many participants who have stayed multiple hours through the night and some who have remained at the vigil for 24 hours straight."

The new late-term abortion center opened its doors in October 2009.  The facility is run by long-time abortionist Curtis Boyd, who has a deep-rooted abortion history in Dallas since 1973 when he opened and began performing abortions at the first abortion center in Dallas and the state of Texas.  Boyd has admitted to 300,000 abortions performed in his Dallas and Albuquerque, New Mexico facilities since 1973, and in a shocking revelation, stated in a television interview, "Am I killing?  Yes, I am.  I know that."

Since the opening of Southwestern, two crisis pregnancy centers have taken up residency nearby:  White Rose Women’s Center, located diagonally across the street from Southwestern, and Birth Choice, located in the very same business complex as Southwestern.  Campaign co-coordinator and sidewalk counselor Joanne Underwood noted that with "the crisis pregnancy centers and the prayer and counseling presence on the sidewalks, Boyd and his abortuary are surrounded by the pro-life message.  And as Dallas faithful of all ages and many denominations have joined to stand vigil during 40 Days for Life, that message has been even more resounding."

The national 40 Days for Life campaign reports 445 mothers making a decision for life for their unborn babies scheduled for abortion deaths in the 238 cities where 40 Days vigils are being held.  This includes 12 mothers choosing life outside the Southwestern late-term abortion center in Dallas.  A Victory Celebration to celebrate the lives saved and hearts converted during this fall's campaign will be held Monday, November 1, at 7:00 p.m. at the Shiloh Worship Center of Garland. 

To learn more about 40 Days for Life-Dallas, visit: www.40daysforlife.com/dallas.

For assistance or for more information, please contact Becky Visosky, Director of Communications of the sponsoring organization, the Catholic Pro-Life Committee of North Texas, at or 972-267-LIFE (5433).