Church of the Resurrection

Event Detail

April 21

The 40 Film

11:21 pm

Join us on Friday, 1/15 at 7pm in the Sanctuary for a screening of "40," an inspirational movie that examines the effects of abortion on our nation. Following the film will be a discussion with Linda Couri, a former Planned Parenthood counselor (see bio below), and a reception.

Resurrection member Julie Roys interviewed John Morales, director of the 40 film, for her podcast. You can listen to it here.

Linda Couri, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., D. Min. (cand.)

Throughout the decade after getting an abortion, Linda Couri thought little about her complicity in ending the life of her unborn child. She even got involved in pro-abortion political activism.

Couri became a volunteer, and later an employee, of Planned Parenthood, counseling girls seeking abortions, and teaching sex-education classes in local schools. But over the years Couri became conflicted about the morality of abortion: She supported Roe v. Wade, but she also believed the unborn child was a human being and that abortion destroyed the child's life. Through some thought provoking experiences while employed as a Planned Parenthood counselor, she began to question the benefit of abortion for women in particular. This eventually led her to leave Planned Parenthood and reconnect with the church she had abandoned as a student. Linda has changed her views completely, seeing abortion as a terrible option for women, unborn children, and men.

Linda is a sought after pro-life speaker, providing detailed accounts of her experiences working at Planned Parenthood. She is now employed as the Director of Lay formation at The University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, IL. Linda holds a BA in English Literature from Drake University, a Master in Social Work from the University of Illinois, Urbana, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is presently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry Degree from the University of St. Mary of the Lake.

Linda has been married to Robert for nine years and they have two young boys.

Matt Woodley
Mission Pastor