Roe Decision Day Rally
June 24, 2022 @ Planned Parenthood Waco
Map of Rally sites
Letters to the editor and editorials
Sights and Scenes of Roe Rally in Waco
Roe v Wade was overturned at 9:15 AM on June 24. Pro-Life Waco delivered its Roe Decision Day Rally at 4 PM at Planned Parenthood Waco.
The rally featured a 100+ degree temperature, great speakers, cold watermelon, a prayer flight over the rally and more. The environment was joyful and spirit-filled. We also had a somber realization of the challenges that lie ahead. Well over 100 attended.
Pro-Life Waco's Director, John Pisciotta reflected on the rally, "Today's rally provided a glimpse of what made this day possible. In oppressive weather, pro-lifers came out to honor the millions of lives lost and to recognize the harm to millions of moms and dads. Like today, pro-lifers for 49 years have worked and prayed each day, each week, each year until God granted this milestone. And now, we continue to seek God's favor in building a Culture of Life and Love that will make abortion unthinkable."
The Waco rally was held in solidarity with over 100 cities nationwide under the leadership of Eric Scheidler and Pro-Life Action League of Chicago.
One of the goals of the rallies was to garner positive media attention at a time when the opposition would be very active and abrasive. That certainly happened in Waco. The Pro-Life Waco rally was the page 1 newspaper story and two television stations covered the event.
Links to news stories and commentary.
Here are links to the Waco Tribune-Herald story, the best TV segment, and the entire one-hour program.
Waco Tribune-Herald front page news story.
Local Fox news on Roe Decision Day Rally
The full 60-minute Roe Decision Day Rally program
Program for the Roe Decision Day Rally
Midway during the program, Monte Michael of EvangelAire flew directly over the rally site praying over us with multiple passes.
Emcee was John Pisciotta. Founding Director of Pro-Life Waco.
Rev. Ronnie Holmes. Opening prayer. Church of the Open Door. Years of service in sidewalk counseling at Planned Parenthood
Carol Everett. Round Rock, TX. Author of “Blood Money”. Former abortuary manager.
Charles “Doc” Anderson. 12 years serving in the Texas State Legislature.
Elle Staniszewski. Coordinator of Sidewalk Counselling to turn moms to life and love.
Molly White. Temple, TX. Author of her autobiography, “Deceived”. Former Texas State Representative. Pro-life activist focusing on the harm of abortion to women.
Tom Harrison. Key supporter of multiple pro-life ministries in Waco. An activist in the Waco public square.
Warren Fain. Citizens for Pro-Life Action. Evaluates those holding or seeking public office in Central Texas..
Monica Cline. Fredericksburg, TX. Exposes dangers of public school sex ed. Monica is prominently featured in “The Mind Polluters” documentary.
Rev. David Arnett. Pastor of Bible Way Church. Closing prayer.
The out-of-town speakers on the program have been have made significant contributions to the 25-year history of Pro-Life
Full 60-minute Roe Decision Day Rally program
Aine Fitzgerald (Director of 40 Days for Life Waco) and Deborah McGregor (CEO of Care Net Pregnancy Center of Central Texas) were unable to speak at the event. Pro-Life Waco expresses gratitude to Aine and Deborah for their huge (and continuing) contributions to the Culture of Life in our community.
Thanks to Michelle Wageman, we have terrific photos of Waco’s Roe Decision Day Rally. See more photos at the end of this newsletter