Former Sen. Coburn to speak at Mend banquet March 9

Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn will be the keynote speaker March 9 at the 30th Annual Celebration banquet for Mend Pregnancy Resource Center.

Coburn, a medical doctor, was one of the most conservative senator. He served in the Senate from 2004 until 2014, when he stepped down. Coburn was in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1994 to 2000. Coburn, who is outspoken in his Christian beliefs and his opposition to legalized abortion, became famous for his opposition to spending excesses and deficits in the federal government.

“Thirty years is a milestone and it is time to celebrate the many amazing things God has done through the years,” said Mend Executive Director Forrest Cowan.

Mend’s services include pregnancy testing, limited ultrasound, abortion information and education, options information, referrals to other services and Christian counseling. Mend has several support programs, including post-abortion healing, integrity, childbirth and parenting classes and a “earn while you learn” program.

Mend is at 6216 S. Lewis Ave., Suite 100. It’s website is and its phone number is 918-745-6000. The facility is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The anniversary dinner will be at the Glenpool Conference Center, 12205 S Yukon Ave. (4 miles south of Tulsa Hills on Highway 75).

Registration is free but advance reservations are required. You can register on the website.