SPOTLIGHT: Former Planned Parenthood Director Promotes 40 Days for Life

Written by Benjamin Smith

While the Life issue doesn’t seem to be winning in the Illinois legislature, we know it’s winning elsewhere.  This episode of Spotlight is an interview Monte Larrick conducted with Sue Thayer, the Director of Outreach for 40 Days for Life. She describes the results of a 40 day vigil outside an abortion clinic, and she takes us inside an abortion worker’s mindset.

They also discussed the advent of webcam and chemical take-home abortions, and tips and details for attending a 40 Days for Life prayer vigil.

Sue Thayer was a Planned Parenthood clinic director for nearly twenty years in Storm Lake, Iowa, when Jesus reached out and changed her heart. As a result, she started the first 40 Days for Life campaign in her hometown which resulted in the closing of the clinic she worked at.

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Illinois Family wants to encourage Christians everywhere to prayerfully consider taking part in the upcoming peaceful 40 Days for Life campaign. It is an important pro-life prayer campaign to end abortion, save lives and share truth. By partnering with 40 Days for Life we live out Ephesians 6:13-18:

“your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace…. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit.”

Through prayer and fasting, peaceful vigils and community outreach, 40 Days for Life campaigns have inspired 1,000,000 volunteers! The fall campaign runs from September 25th to November 3rd.


With God’s help, here are the proven results in 24 coordinated campaigns:

  • 16,004 babies saved from abortion
  • 190 abortion workers converted
  • 100 abortion centers closed

Committing to one (or more) hours a week to be a witness for the sanctify of life during the 40 day campaign is not difficult. More importantly, we know that there is power in prayer. And there is even greater power when we gather with fellow Christians in prayer. Learn more HERE.

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A Night With Rev. Franklin Graham!
At this year’s annual IFI banquet, our keynote speaker will be none other than Rev. Franklin Graham, President & CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Christian evangelist & missionary. This year’s event will be at the Tinley Park Convention Center on Nov. 1st. You don’t want to miss this special evening!

Learn more HERE.