National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children
In Waco and over 200 cities nationwide.
September 12, 2020
Rachel's Park Memorial
4720 N. 19th Street
Watch the outstanding presentation for the Day of Remembrance in Waco
Keynote speaker Heather Hobbs (of Save THE 1) delivers her moving testimony overcoming the pressure to abort three of her four children and her Christian/pro-life conversion. (19:43 time)
Rev. Derrick Watley delivered the opening prayer following a personal testimony of how his life could have ended in an abortion. (5:47)
John Pisciotta, Pro-Life Waco, welcome message paints a picture of challenge and progress for the Waco battle. This includes the current 6-month suspension of abortion at Planned Parenthood Waco. (6:40)
Lynn Rasberry, “I did. Please don’t!” Lynn held this sign as she told her story of pain, conversion, and the Lord’s forgiveness. (11:01)
Aine Fitzgerald, director of 40 Days for Life-Waco, calls Central Texans to prayer for Fall 40 Days for Life campaign. (13:35)
Deborah McGregor leads a dynamic pregnancy center and relates what Care Net Pregnancy Center of Central Texas will do with a new building acquired across the street from Planned Parenthood. (10:57)
Waco, along with 200 plus cities nationwide, delivered in National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children on September 12, 2020. Rev. Derrick Watley, Mighty Wind Worship Center, delivered the opening prayer after a personal testimony of how his life could have ended in abortion.
Waco was one of over 200 cities participating in National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children, which was organize nationally by Pro-Life Action League, Citizens for a Pro-Life Society and Priests for Life. Waco is also one of 50 cities nationwide with a burial site for one or more aborted babies. \
Our venue was Rachel’s Park Memorial created by Rusty Thomas of Operations Save America.
Over 60 attended under a tent at the memorial site. Our lead speaker was the very engaging Heather Hobbs of Save The 1. She related her personal journey from secularism to engaged Christianity. The journey involved being pressured to abort three of four of her beautiful children because of rape, the health of her preborn child, and her own health. Our event also featured local leaders of Waco’s dynamic pro-life ministries: Care Net Pregnancy Center of Central Texas, 40 Days for Life Waco, and Pro-Life Waco, which organized the event. You can watch the great presentation by clicking on links to your right.
We gave away a lot of pro-life gear (e.g. precious feet pins and necklaces, wrist bands, literature and pro-life yard signs to add to our arsenal around the city. And we enjoyed a time of fellowship under the tent before and after the event.
The message of Pro-Life Waco’s John Pisciotta was to not be “one and done” with this event, but to elevate involvement in our city where 20,000 preborn babies have lost their lives.
Rachel’s Park Memorial features 4000 small crosses, the Tomb of the Unknown Baby, and a wall on which parents can place memorial plaques honoring their children lost to abortion.
Pictorial Overview of Rachel's Park Memorial