Outreach Center

Right to Life of Central California is the tenant for a new Outreach Center located at 616 N Fulton St, Fresno, CA 93728. Located immediately next door to Planned Parenthood’s main Fresno abortion clinic, our outreach center the base of operations for our incredible sidewalk advocacy work, as well as the headquarters for our volunteer efforts and 40 Days for Life campaigns.

We have exciting news from our Outreach Center next to Planned Parenthood! Linda Teliha and Monica King, our outreach team, talk with women and couples going in and out of Planned Parenthood to encourage them to choose life. Several of these young women changed their minds about abortion, and decided to keep their precious babies! You can find their stories below and support their life affirming choice.

Here are the stories of the smart, brave, loving young women who have chosen Life and where you can support them:

Tonya: Tonya is an 18-year-old young woman who met Right to Life staff outside of Planned Parenthood, where she was considering having an abortion. She didn’t want to have an abortion, and only came to Planned Parenthood because she thought she was too young, and she needed answers and options. After speaking with our staff and receiving encouragement, she decided to keep her baby! She is a lovely and bright young woman, and she is in love with her baby, due in September. (You can access her registry HERE.)

Chase: Chase is a young woman who had one child, but who came to Planned Parenthood during her second trimester for an abortion of a child she had not planned. In fact, when our employees talked to her, Chase had already been dilated the day before, as preparation for a surgical abortion. Her mind changed when she encountered our employees, Linda and Monica, who let her know that she wasn’t alone, and that life after an unplanned pregnancy was both possible and incredibly joyful. She went in to Planned Parenthood, and told them she was not going through with the abortion. She openly shared her story with us in hopes of offering support to other women facing the same fears. She is expecting a son, whom she has named Elias Jay. (You can access her registry HERE.)

Leyla: Leyla is married, a young mother with two young children under the age of 2. Her husband works in San Francisco while she lives in Fresno. She entered Planned Parenthood stressed, isolated, and facing financial hardship. She didn’t want an abortion, but she felt she did not have an adequate support system to help her with another baby. After speaking with our staff, she came to realize how she genuinely wanted to keep her baby, but was mostly just in need of support and friendship. She returned to introduce our staff to her two children, and has expressed her deep and sincere joy and gratitude for our staff’s role in helping her choose life for her baby. (You can access her registry HERE.)

Sadly, during California’s renewed Coronavirus lockdown, our Outreach Center is closed to volunteer participation. We are still taking signups for our upcoming Fall 40 Days for Life campaign and will keep our supports updated on the status volunteer participation. Signup Here!

Contact us with questions by emailing info@rtlcc.org, or by calling us at 559-229-2229.

Making a Difference

Our outreach center is the center of our sidewalk advocacy ministries. Right to Life employees and volunteers come out to the sidewalk to speak with young women and couples entering and leaving Planned Parenthood to offer alternatives to abortion as well as information about critical local resources to help them in whatever situation they find themselves. So many women choose abortion because they feel they have no support, nobody to talk to. We provide them with that person to talk to. This critical ministry saves lives, and our outreach center has the facilities (in a quiet, welcoming, and private front office) for these important conversations to happen.

Space for Volunteers

This building also has a large space for our volunteers who come throughout the year to pray, and particularly to participate in our 40 Days for Life campaigns. Every spring and fall, Right to Life of Central California hosts Fresno's 40 Days for Life, an international campaign of prayer and presence to those who are considering or who have experienced abortion. Every year, hundreds of volunteers from throughout the Valley join us to pray outside of Planned Parenthood for an end to abortion. Our outreach center gives our supporters a place to park, to use restroom facilities, to shelter from rain or heat, as well as a space to grab a snack, a cup of coffee, or even to pray silently indoors.