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#Stand4Life in Texas

The abortion industry is aggressively trying to RE-OPEN closed Texas abortion facilities — which don't meet basic health and safety standards — and they've now filed a massive lawsuit to BLOCK other unsafe abortion centers FROM CLOSING across the Lone Star State.

And right here in Dallas, abortion giant Planned Parenthood secretly acquired an existing ambulatory surgical center and is actively converting it into a new mega-abortion center to ensure continued profits from North Texas abortions.  Full story here

Please join us as we continue our #Stand4Life in Texas at two critical events in August:

August 4:  Austin Prayer Vigil and Pro-Life Training 

The abortion industry has filed a new lawsuit challenging the provision of omnibus pro-life law (HB 2) that requires abortion facilities to meet common sense safety standards and upgrade to the level of ambulatory surgical centers. The lawsuit is being tried in federal court on Monday, August 4th at 9:00 AM, and we need you to come participate in the Pro-life Prayer Vigil at the same time, outside the courthouse!  The vigil will be followed by a state-wide pro-life training at the Capitol.  Wear blue!

August 4 Events:

    • 9:00 – 11:00 AM    Prayer Vigil at Republic Square, 422 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701
    • 11:00 – 12:30 PM  Break for lunch on your own
    • 12:30 – 3:00 PM    Texas Pro-Life Primer: Keeping Abortion Facilities Closed, at the Capitol, in the Legislative Conference Center (E2.002)

Transportation:  The CPLC is offering free bus transportation to Austin for the August 4 events.  If you are interested, please complete the bus reservation form below.  Due to the incredible response, we have reserved a 3rd bus!  

Online registration to ride the CPLC buses to Austin is now closed.  If you are interested in riding the bus but have not reserved a seat online, you may inquire about any remaining availability by emailing Susan Platt at before 4 p.m. on Friday, August 1.  Please provide Susan with your full name, phone number, and the number of people in your party.  We will contact you via email to let you know if any seats are available.  Bus reservations requested by email are not confirmed unless you receive a confirmatory email from Susan.

    • Bus will leave at 5:00 a.m. from St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Dallas. on Monday, August 4.  You must be to the church by 4:30 a.m. for boarding.
    • Bus will board in Austin by 3:30 p.m., and then return to St. Thomas Aquinas, on Monday, August 4.
    • There is no cost to ride the bus, though donations are appreciated.

Parking (if you choose to drive or carpool to Austin separately):

    • Metered parking along any nearby street;
    • Public parking garage (Central Parking 300 W 6th St);
    • Public parking garage (Ampco System Parking 221 W 6th St);
    • Public parking lot, southwest corner of 6th St and Guadalupe
    • Public parking lot, block between 4th St & 3rd St, Guadalupe & San Antonio

*Be sure to arrive early to give yourself time to find parking and walk over to the park.

Tips:  Wear blue and bring water to stay hydrated and any desired prayer materials (i.e. Bible, meditation booklet, etc) you wish.

Signs:  Signs are not necessary since this is a prayer vigil, but if you feel called to bring a sign, please bring a sign with a positive message. ***Graphic Signs are NOT Permitted***

August 16:  South Dallas Prayer Vigil and Community Meeting

Join us as we send a message to Planned Parenthood that big abortion is not welcome in our community.  On August 16, the first community prayer vigil will take place outside the anticipated site of the new Planned Parenthood mega-abortion center, followed by an informational meeting at a nearby community center featuring experts on the abortion industry and how you can help fight it!  What started in Dallas must end in Dallas!

  • Peaceful prayer vigil, 10:00 a.m. on right-of-way outside 7989 West Virginia Dr, Dallas
  • Informational community meeting,  11:30 a.m. at Christ for the Nations Christian Conference Center, 350 W Kiest Blvd, Dallas in King David Hall (upstairs)