February 3, 2021

Oklahoma State Capitol | 11:30am

 

Keynote Speaker

Abby Johnson

Abby Johnson

Former Planned Parenthood Clinic Director | Author | Speaker

All Abby Johnson ever wanted to do was help women. Her passion surrounding a woman’s right to choose even led her to become a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, fighting to enact legislation for the cause she so deeply believed in. However, she experienced a “change of heart” while participating in an ultrasound-guided abortion procedure. Today, Abby travels across the globe sharing her story, educating the public on pro-life issues, advocating for the unborn, and reaching out to abortion clinic staff who still work in the industry.

Her story has been a media sensation and she is often featured on FOX News and numerous other print and media programs. She is also the author of the nationally best-selling book, Unplanned, which chronicles both her experiences within Planned Parenthood and her dramatic exit. The movie adaption Unplanned The Movie was released in the Spring of 2019.

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About Rose Day

Each year, hundreds gather at the Capitol at the beginning of the new legislative session to promote and support the lives of unborn babies by meeting with their state senators and representatives and presenting them red roses, which represent the sanctity of the unborn. Attendees are encouraged to present roses to their representative, senator, Lieutenant Governor and Governor.

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Prior to the Rose Day Rally, pro-life advocates of all ages arrived with bushels of roses as soon as the Capitol doors opened. Rose Day attendees were encouraged to pass out roses to their state legislators to symbolize their stance in the pro-life movement. Beginning in the morning, individuals and families began walking the State Capitol halls, delivering roses and pro-life messages to elected officials at the Capitol. “Christians and other pro-life Oklahomans made a powerful statement by bringing red roses for their elected officials, as a symbol of their belief in the sanctity of human life and pro-life views,” said Brian Hobbs

Rose Day News Articles

29th Annual Rose Day set for Feb. 5 at State Capitol: Former Planned Parenthood worker to share testimony of conversion

29th Annual Rose Day set for Feb. 5 at State Capitol: Former Planned Parenthood worker to share testimony of conversion

January 13, 2020

The 2020 Rose Day Pro-Life Rally is set for Wed., Feb. 5 and is expected to draw more than 1,000 supporters from across the state.

Rose Day, now in its 29th year, is organized by Oklahoma Baptists and other pro-life organizations, who are asking pastors and church members from across the state to attend.

“In the nearly 30 years of Rose Day, important legislation has been passed that has helped save lives. There is so much more we must do to end the barbaric practice of abortion in Oklahoma. We are asking Oklahoma Baptists to step up, to be part of Rose Day,” said Blake Gideon, senior pastor of Edmond, First who is serving as Oklahoma Baptists’ president.

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Previous Rose Day Speakers

The Rose Day Pro-Life Rally has featured numerous leaders within the pro-life movement and faith community through the years, including the following:

2018    Alveda C. King, niece of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

2017    Dr. Ronnie Floyd, pastor & former Southern Baptist Convention President

2016    Dr. Anthony Jordan, retired Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma Executive Director-Treasurer

2015    Melissa Ohden, abortion survivor

2014    Dr. Russell D. Moore, President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission

2013    Lila Rose, pro-life activist and President of Live Action

2012    Abby Johnson, pro-life spokeswoman and former Planned Parenthood center director

Other Rose Day speakers include Norma McCorvey (from the Roe v. Wade case), abortion survivor Gianna Jensen and Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life.

Rose Day Committee Members

Lisa Billy

Chickasaw Legislator

Kevin Calvey

Committee Member

Brett Farley

Catholic Conference of Oklahoma

Gayla White

Hope Pregnancy Ministries

Candy Hines

Committee Member

Brian Hobbs

Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma

Robin Jones

Creative Community Engagement

Tony Lauinger

Chairman Oklahomans for Life

Catherine Howe

Deaconess Pregnancy and Adoption Services

Heather Hails

Deaconess Pregnancy and Adoption Services

Nellie Sanders

Center of Family Love

Mistie Swinford

Bott Radio

Brian Smith

Catholic Charities

Dierdre McCool

Butterfield Memorial Foundation

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