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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 24, 2011

Planned Parenthood Closes ... Former Manager Speaks Out 

Dallas, Texas – On August 23, 2011, Planned Parenthood in Sherman closed its doors.  Four months earlier, former manager Ramona Trevino resigned her post at Planned Parenthood and is now speaking out about her pro-life conversion and resulting exodus from the organization responsible for the most abortions in the United States.  Trevino explains that although this particular Planned Parenthood did not perform surgical abortions, she was struggling "with [her] conscience . . . on contraception, abortion and [her] role in it all."   Trevino found her answer when 40 Days for Life came to Sherman.

40 Days for Life is an international pro-life campaign that focuses on 40 days of prayer and fasting, 40 days of peaceful vigil at abortion provider or referral facilities, and 40 days of grassroots educational outreach.  Beginning last March, Texoma Pro-Life Association sponsored a 40 Days for Life prayer vigil for the first time outside the Sherman Planned Parenthood.

On August 28, there will be a rally at the public right-of-way in front of the former Sherman Planned Parenthood (2114 Texoma Pkwy) from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. to commemorate the closing of the facility.  "We want to bring pro-life members of the Sherman community together to reflect upon the blessings received during our 40 Days for Life campaign . . . to rejoice in the victories that God has accomplished,” said Gerry Brundage, spokesperson for the Sherman 40 Days for Life campaign.

David Bereit, National Director and co-founder of 40 Days for Life, will be a guest speaker at the rally, as will former manager Ramona Trevino.  Trevino will share her journey from believing she was providing a service to women in need to realizing that Planned Parenthood "treated women like cattle and how they only cared about making money" – a realization she says was "long overdue."

In addition to her Sherman appearance, Trevino will also be the keynote speaker at the 40 Days for Life-Dallas Kickoff Rally on September 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Harry S. Moss Park, 8000 Greenville Avenue in Dallas.  Beginning at midnight, Dallas will join over 300 cities worldwide in the Fall 40 Days for Life campaign through November 6, including a 24/7 peaceful, prayer vigil outside the Southwestern late-term abortion center (at Greenville and Royal in Dallas).  To learn more about the 40 Days for Life-Dallas campaign, visit: www.40daysforlife.com/dallas.

For more information or media inquiries about 40 Days for Life-Dallas or Ramona Trevino, please contact Becky Visosky, Communications Coordinator for 40 Days for Life-Dallas, at , 972-267-LIFE (5433) or 817-658-8701 (cell).