Pastoral Press Conference Makes Huge Media Splash!

Last Thursday, the Metro Birmingham Life Forum with about 20 local pastors — including megachurch pastors — held a press conference in front of Planned Parenthood Southeast’s new building in downtown.

“We still stand and we will kneel in prayer that this facility will not be built.” Dr. Harry Reeder (Senior Pastor, Briarwood Presbyterian)

The aim of the conference was to express the church’s unified stance against abortion and to alert Planned parenthood Southeast to the fact that not only is its dangerous business not needed in Birmingham, it is not wanted.

The conference was very well attended by local media.  Later that day, CBS 42 posted the entire video of the event on their website and we even received coverage from the Associated Press!

We had no idea what a wave of national attention that AP coverage would bring about.  Hundreds of news outlets encompassing nearly all 50 states ran the story, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and World News of the EU!

Quotes from Fr. Terry Gensemer of CEC For Life and Dr. Harry Reeder of Briarwood Presbyterain were included in tons of these news stories across America.  Which means we are getting our message out there!

“It was surprising when we found out that they were going to build this. My question is after the bill passage, why are they continuing to be so aggressive when the possibility exists that they won’t be able to be in business?” –Fr. Terry Gensemer (CEC For Life)

This level of interest also shows that America, and even the world, is watching Alabama as the fight to keep the recently passed Human Life Protection Act in place begins to unfold. 


Pastor Zanthia Turner being interviewed by WVTM 13.

We believe that only God could amplify the voice of truth so well in today’s media, and we thank every pastor who stood with their brothers and sisters last Thursday.  We are one church, one voice, and we can stop Planned Parenthood!

Specific news outlets that ran this important story are listed below.  These are just the ones we had time to find in the last few days, and there are over 100! We know there were many more!




  • Global News (Canada)
  • Daily Mail (United Kingdom)
  • The World News (Europe)


  • (Birmingham, AL)
  • ABC 3340 (Birmingham, AL)
  • CBS 42 (Birmingham, AL)
  • WVTM 13 (Birmingham, AL)
  • Fox 6 (Birmingham, AL)
  • WBRC 6 (Birmingham, AL)
  • WHNT 19 (Huntsville, AL)
  • Yellowhammer News (Statewide)
  • Restoring Liberty (AK)
  • KTAR News (Glendale, AZ)
  • THV11 (Little Rock, AR)
  • The Fresno Bee (Fresno, CA)
  • Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA)
  • KSBW 8 (Monterey, CA)
  • KRCR 7 (Redding, CA)
  • KCRA 3 (Sacramento, CA)
  • AM 760 KFMB (San Diego, CA)
  • ABC 7 News (San Francisco, CA)
  • Santa Maria Times (Santa Maria, CA)
  • The Sacramento Bee (Sacramento, CA)
  • (Tuolumne and Calaveras Counties, CA)
  • (Denver, CO)
  • CTpost (Bridgeport, CT) 
  • The Hill (Washington, DC)
  • The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
  • First Coast News (Jacksonville, FL)
  • WESH 2 (Orlando, FL)
  • WPEC 12 (West Palm Beach, FL)
  • WEARTV 3 (Pensacola, FL)
  • AccessWDUN (Gainesville, GA)
  • Star Advertiser (Honolulu, HI)
  • KCCI 8 (Des Moines, IA)
  • (Sioux City, IA)
  • IdahoNews 2 (Boise, ID)
  • KLEW CBS 3 (Lewiston, ID) 
  • KPVI 6 (Pocatello, ID)
  • WAND 17 (Decatur, IL)
  • News Channel 20 (Springfield, IL)
  • WREX 13 (Rockford, IL)
  • WSBT 22 (South Bend, IN)
  • Wichita Eagle (Wichita, KS)
  • WHAS 11 (Lousiville, KY)
  • Herald Leader (Lexington, KY)
  • KLFY 10 (Lafayette, LA)
  • WCVB 5 (Boston, MA)
  • Portland Press Herald (Portland, ME)
  • WMTW 8 (Portland, ME)
  • WGME (Portland, ME / Eastern & Northern NH)
  • WBALTV 11 (Balitmore, MD)
  • WWMT 3 (Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids & Battle Creek, MI)
  • KHQA 22 (Hannibal, MO)
  • News Tribune (Jefferson City, MO)
  • The Kansas City Star (Kansas City, MO)
  • 30 ABCSTLOUIS (St. Louis, MO)
  • KARE 11 (Minneapolis, MN)
  • NBC Montana (MT)
  • WLOS 13 (Asheville, NC)
  • The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC)
  • WCTI 12 (New Bern, NC)
  • KETV 7 (Omaha, NE)
  • WMUR 9 (Manchester, NH)
  • Valley News (West Lebanon, NH)
  • New Jersey Herald (Newark, NJ)
  • KOAT 7 (Albuquerque, NM)
  • Las Vegas Review Journal (Las Vegas, NV)
  • WRGB 6 (Albany, NY)
  • WIVB 4 (Buffalo, NY)
  • Post Star (Glens Falls, Lake George, Saratoga Springs, NY) 
  • The Huffington Post (New York, NY)
  • The New York Times (New York, NY)
  • Refinery29 (New York, NY)
  • Local 12 (Cincinnati, OH)
  • WLWT 5 (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Fox45 Now (Dayton, OH)
  • 24 News (Toledo, OH)
  • Fox 25 (Oklahoma City, OK)
  • Koco 5 (Oklahoma City, OK)
  • News 9 (Oklahoma City, OK)
  • ABC 8 (Tulsa, OK)
  • KCBY 11 (Coos Bay, OR)
  • KMTR 16 (Eugene, OR)
  • KATU 2 (Portland, OR)
  • KPIC 4 (Roseburg, OR)
  • WJAC 6 (Johnstown, PA)
  • WGAL 8 (Lancaster, PA)
  • Action News 4 (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Fox 56 (Wilkes-Barre, PA)
  • WPRI 12 (Providence, RI)
  • ABC 4 (Charleston, SC)
  • The State (Columbia, SC)
  • The Herald (Rock Hill, SC)
  • Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, SD)
  • WDEF 12 (Chattanooga, TN)
  • Fox 17 (Nashville, TN)
  • KTXS 12 (Abilene, TX)
  • CBS Austin (Austin, TX)
  • CBS 4 (El Paso, TX)
  • 4 Valley Central (Rio Grande Valley, TX)
  • FOXSanAntonio (San Antonio, TX)
  • Daily Herald (Provo, UT)
  • KUTV 2 (Salt Lake City, UT)
  • WSET 13 (Lynchburg, Danville & Roanoke, VA)
  • (Colchester, VT)
  • KEPR (Pasco, WA)
  • KOMO News (Seattle, WA)
  • KHQ Q6 (Spokane, WA)
  • WISN 12 (Milwaukee, WI)
  • WSAW-TV 7 (Wausau, WI)
  • Bluefield Daily Telegraph (Bluefield, WV)
  • Star Tribune (Casper, WY)
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