“For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.” – Matthew 18:20
Attend an Event
Your presence makes a difference.
Throughout the year, Pro-Life Action Ministries offers a variety of opportunities for courageous action. Below is a list of our upcoming events (vary upon location). You make a difference when you attend an event, please join us!
We regularly have Sidewalk Counseling and Prayer:
- Daily at Twin Cities and Central Florida abortion locations
- Weekly at Duluth, MN and St. Cloud, MN locations
- Rochester, MN schedule varies
Contact our Twin Cities office at 651-771-1500 for more details, Sidewalk Counseling Training Seminar dates or 1-on-1 training mentorships.
On this ninth annual Day of Remembrance, solemn prayer vigils will be conducted at the grave sites and other memorial sites dedicated to aborted babies across the U.S. Join us …
40 Years of Life-Saving Work!
March 5, 2021 marked the 40th anniversary of Pro-Life Action Ministries.
We started out under the name P.E.A.C.E. of Minnesota and were renamed Pro-Life Action Ministries in 1986. This ministry was the first organized sidewalk counseling (sidewalk counseling had already been taking place in many locations, but more as individuals filling the void) in the nation and shortly after coming into existence, was training new sidewalk counselors on a national basis. Forty years later, we have documented 3,550 babies’ lives saved from death by abortion.
In the very early years, we brought attention to abortion with bold actions like sit-ins and demonstrations. At that time, almost no one was paying attention to the killing of our unborn brothers and sisters. In 1984 we conducted our first All-Day Good Friday Prayer Vigil. About two dozen of us were in attendance. The 2019 Solemn Good Friday Vigil (the last one prior to COVID-19) had about 3,800 in attendance.
I was the first full-time employee hired, starting March 1, 1986 (I had been a volunteer since the summer of 1981), Debra Braun was the second a month later. January 13, 1987 was the date of the discovery of the remains of thirteen aborted babies in Robbinsdale with press coverage, funeral and burial. Within a few years, our co-founders, Michael Gaworski, fbp, and Paul O’Donnell, fbp, (both now with the Lord) had left the ministry in our hands.
We took on Planned Parenthood, which we continue to engage daily. We started covering all the area abortion facilities, many of which no longer exist. Our pickets and demonstrations became prayer rallies and vigils. We engaged in the large rescue missions starting in 1988 with hundreds of arrests, some jail time and even civil court injunctions. We boycotted Target Corporation for a decade, challenged both the Ramsey and Hennepin County commissioners, started a post-abortion effort named the Abortion Aftermath Center and launched an outreach to former and current abortion employees named the Society of Centurions of America under the direction of the late Joan Appleton, RN. We purchased and later remodeled the property adjacent to the abortion facility in Robbinsdale, our house of prayer named the Chapel of the Innocents.
We expanded into new areas including Duluth, Minn. and Orlando, Fla. We started an all-out effort to get the abortion facility within Regions Hospital closed, which culminated in success after organizing 40 Days for Life campaigns there during a four-year period. In 2011 we held the first National Sidewalk Counseling Symposium (NSCS) for the purpose of creating new and building up existing sidewalk counseling efforts across the country. After seven NSCSs, we recognized that purpose had been fulfilled.
These are just few highlights of our work throughout the years. I look forward to the day when we can close down this ministry because we have fully accomplished our mission, saving every precious life we can each and every day they are threatened with death and helping bring an end to the killing altogether.