Sunday, March 13, 2011

Abortion Prayer Vigil Nationwide: 40 Days for Life

Christians across America are praying in gatherings at abortion clinics and elsewhere, for God to have mercy on all victims of abortion, and to change the hearts of all lawmakers and abortionists alike, such that the tragedy of government-sanctioned abortion comes to an end.

UPDATE 4/17/11: Prayer Vigil Ends, 483 Babies Saved From Abortion

UPDATE 10/9/11: Prayer Vigil Saves Babies & Mothers from Abortion

-- From "Marchers kick off 40-day campaign to end abortion" posted at Belleville (Illinois) News-Democrat 3/10/11

Anti-abortion advocates from the [St. Louis] metro-east and surrounding area joined together Wednesday to march to a start of "40 Days For Life."

The march was located at the Hope Clinic For Women, 1620 21st Street in Granite City [IL].

During the next 40 days, people protesting against abortion will pray, fast and hold peaceful vigils at abortion facilities. In addition, they will provide educational outreach at the grassroots level.

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From "Planned Parenthood protesters mark the start of 40 Days of Life" by Aaron Hale, Naples Daily News 3/9/11

The 40 Days for Life anti-abortion vigil drew a large crowd of demonstrators to the Planned Parenthood in Naples [Florida] today to pray for the end of abortions.

Roughly 150 demonstrators, including Diocese of Venice Bishop Frank Dewane, turned out this morning. In addition to praying together, participants also held signs with such messages as “Planned Parenthood kills babies,” “Women do regret abortions” and “Men regret lost fatherhood.”

Similar faith-based protests are occurring in 247 cities around the world, according to the 40 Days for Life website.

Organizer Jo An Carter said the goal of the protest was to shut down the Planned Parenthood and end abortion through prayer.

Short of that, Carter said she expects the demonstrators will deter some patients seeking abortions at the clinic.

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From "Huge 40 Days for Life campaign kicks off Wednesday" by Peter Smith, 3/8/11

The coordinated international campaign begins March 9 and runs through April 17, coinciding with the Christian season of Lent. The campaign will stretch from coast to coast in the United States, and extends into Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, Belize, Spain, Georgia and Armenia - representing a 47% increase in the number of locations over last spring.

40 Days for Life consists of 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion, 40 days of constant, peaceful vigil outside abortion centers and Planned Parenthood offices and 40 days of pro-life community outreach. The list of participating communities is posted online here.

The 40 Days for Life movement continues to grow. Thus far, seven coordinated national 40 Days for Life campaigns have been conducted, twice each year, beginning in the fall of 2007. More than 400,000 people in some 337 cities have already taken part. Nine abortion centers have closed following 40 Days for Life prayer vigils, and at least 43 abortion industry employees have quit their jobs, including Abby Johnson, former director of a Planned Parenthood facility.

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From "Latest 40 Days for Life Sees Babies Saved From Abortions" by Shawn Carney, 3/13/11

On a typical Wednesday, this facility in Rockford [Illinois] performs 15 abortions. “Today, because of the power of prayer,” said James, “that number was cut in half to seven.”

“We had a victory for life today in Wilmington, Delaware at the Planned Parenthood on Shipley Street,” wrote Elizabeth, who tells her story on the 40 Days for Life blog.

. . . the woman who was scheduled for an abortion came out [of the clinic].

“I asked her if she had chosen life for her child,” Elizabeth wrote, “and she said yes!” Elizabeth gave her a big hug.

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Click headlines below to read previous articles:

Praying for Victims of Planned Parenthood Nationwide

God Saves 3,000 Babies: Prayer Vigil

Abortion Clinic Shut Down During Prayer Vigil

Unborn Lives Spared During Prayer Vigil

Prayer Answered: NY Abortion Clinic Closes

Left Fears a Take-down of Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood Launches Propaganda Campaign

Congress Faces Greatest Genocide in History

America Turns Against Abortion on Demand