Support, pray for Coalition for Life

With the approval of Rev. Timothy Scharr, Southern Illinois District president, the district Advocates for Life Team highly recommends Coalition for Life as a pro-life organization worthy of your prayer and support.

Coalition for Life is a Christ-centered, community-based organization supported by churches, organizations and thousands of individuals working to end abortion peacefully and prayerfully.

Coalition for Life’s expansion to Fairview Heights is intended to provide life-affirming options for women as they arrive at the Planned Parenthood abortion facility. Every hour that Planned Parenthood is open, Coalition for Life provides trained sidewalk counselors that approach each car entering the gates of the abortion facility. The occupants of the arriving vehicles are directed to the Mosaic Pregnancy Care Center’s mobile unit, parked within sight of Planned Parenthood. The mobile unit, an RV-sized medical clinic, is staffed with a trained nurse that conducts free ultrasounds, pregnancy testing, STD diagnosis and treatment as well as life-affirming Christian counseling.

Coalition for Life may also direct women to similar pregnancy resource centers. For example, some centers focus on help for victims of domestic violence, while others offer financial assistance, maternity homes and/or education and much more. In the past two months alone, Coalition for Life sidewalk counselors have documented 34 women who turned their cars around and left the Fairview Heights Planned Parenthood facility. Praise the Lord for His mercy!

Coalition for Life’s work in Fairview Heights is an extension of its 10-year dedication to saving pre-born children and ministering to women in crisis. The sidewalk counselors of Coalition for Life have seen more than 2,500 women turn away from the St. Louis Planned Parenthood facility. Thanks be to Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

This Lenten season, Coalition for Life is also sponsoring 40 Days for Life, a non-stop, round-the-clock prayer vigil outside a Planned Parenthood or other abortion facility, which began on Feb. 26 and runs through April 5. Churches have committed to having two individuals per hour during an agreed upon date from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m at the Fairview Heights Planned Parenthood facility.

If your church is unable to staff an entire day, partial days are available for individual sign up. Please go to for more information and to sign up.

Learn about how to get involved and support Coalition for Life by visiting, emailing or calling 314-827-4039.