A Message from Shawn Carney, President/CEO of 40 Days for Life:

Shawn Carney

Shawn Carney and Sue Thayer

The passing of our dear friend and 40 Days for Life Outreach Director, Sue Thayer, has left a huge hole in our hearts.

Sue was the first former abortion worker to lead a 40 Days for Life campaign–and remains the only Planned Parenthood manager to ever organize a 40 Days for Life vigil in front of her former workplace.

Exposes webcam scheme

After closing the Planned Parenthood facility in Storm Lake, Iowa, Sue went on to expose Planned Parenthood’s webcam abortion scheme in state capitols across the country–and in countries around the world!

Funeral arrangements

Many have asked about funeral arrangements. Sue’s life and legacy will be honored at a Celebration of Life this Saturday, January 8 at 10:30am Central at Summit Evangelical Free Church (1000 S. Main Street, Alta, Iowa). No livestream details are available yet.

GoFundMe page

Many people have also asked about supporting Sue’s surviving five children. Loved ones have set up a Go Fund Me page to provide for Sue’s family: gofundme.com/f/sue-thayer-family

Shawn Carney & friends share favorite memories of Sue

On this week’s episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, Dr. Haywood Robinson, Steve Karlen, and I share our favorite memories of Sue:


We also discuss how Sue:

• Faced–and overcame–her fears to become one of the most impactful pro-life advocates in the world;

• Is responsible for states across the country restricting and banning webcam abortions;

• Saw reason to hope that every abortion worker would join her in standing up for life.

Please continue to keep the Thayer family in prayer.

For Life,

Shawn Carney

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