Applications for next 40 Days for Life campaign open soon
The next coordinated 40 Days for Life campaign will run from September 25 to November 3. If you and your community may feel called to participate in one of the internationally coordinated 40 Days for Life campaigns, keep an eye out for the opening of applications.
If you're thinking about the possibility of bringing 40 Days for Life to your community, here's how you can get started!
Overcoming fear ... to pray on the sidewalk
Can you imagine abortions dropping 23% in YOUR community? How many lives would that be? That's what has happened in Jacksonville, Florida. But to make that possible, there was one thing that had to be overcome - fear. Watch this video and find out how.
DAY 40: "I knew having an abortion would scar me forever"
"I have always been pro-choice, and most of the people in my life are as well. When I told the father, he said he could not have a baby - but he would pay for the abortion. When I started telling other people about my situation, most said I would be insane to have the baby. Logically, I felt like they were right ..." [more]
DAY 39: No abortions -- for a day ... a week ... or more!
"Two more lives were spared from abortion," said Andrew in Germantown, Maryland. "Praise God!" He also noted that abortionist LeRoy Carhart, who works at the facility where the 40 Days for Life vigil is conducted on the sidewalk outside, had not been seen. "So, no abortions at all this week in Germantown," he said. "What a great way to end our campaign!" ... [more]
DAY 38: They're back! Not everyone likes 40 Days for Life
The truth is that peaceful prayer on the sidewalk is bad for business. So the pro-abortion side is doing whatever it can to minimize the impact ... by twisting the truth. There are a number of pro-abortion backlash efforts that have adopted the "40 days" theme ... [more]
DAY 37: Approaching the 40 Days for Life finish line
Vigil participants in San Francisco facing a new challenge, though, as one of the city supervisors wants to expand a bubble zone around abortion facilities from 8 feet to 25 feet - a move that could push the peaceful vigil farther away from the abortion center. The supervisor cited alleged harassment of Planned Parenthood clients in his call for changing the requirements ... [more]
DAY 36: God at work in Moscow -- Russia's first 40 Days for Life
"Russia was the first country to legalize abortion, in 1920," local leader Arevik Aivazova explained. "As a result, abortion still remains the primary method of family planning amongst most Russian women. Officially, more than one million abortions take place in Russia annually, but this number excludes abortions in private clinics and medical abortions. Unofficially, the number of abortions in our country is more than six million a year" ... [more]
DAY 35: Tensions high at Planned Parenthood
"Across Iowa, we've seen great results this spring," said Jim in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. "The Planned Parenthood abortion facility here quietly reduced their hours by 25 percent, which included remaining closed on Thursdays, after being open at least five days a week for many years." Jim said the center also cut its hours on Mondays and Fridays ... [more]