Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Sue Thayer worked at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Storm Lake, Iowa, in 2002 when a deceased infant was found in the county’s recycling center. Law enforcement subpoenaed pregnancy records from all local medical providers, but Planned Parenthood was the only agency who refused to hand over patient information. Sue was directly in the crossfire of what became a national controversy regarding the privacy of medical records. Then, in December 2008, Planned Parenthood began introducing webcam abortion in every clinic in the state. Sue was fired from her role as the Center Manager when she refused to offer this new ‘on demand’ product.
Sue has gone on to become a strong voice for life and has been instrumental in educating the public about the tragedy of abortion, focusing on webcam abortions. Sue led Storm Lake’s first ever 40 Days for Life campaign at the very clinic she supervised for 18 years. Shortly after completing the 40 day prayer vigil, the clinic closed its doors forever.
Sue’s passion for children has led her to be a foster parent to more than 130 children, spanning the past 26 years. Her own large family is a delightful blend of cultures, including three adopted children. She is a tireless advocate for children, with a special love for unborn babies. As the founder and director of Cornerstone for Life Pregnancy Resource Center, Sue has a distinctive viewpoint on life issues.