National pro-life and pro-family leaders have been lining up to endorse the nationwide 40 Days for Life campaign.
Former "Roe" of Roe v. Wade
President, Crossing Over Ministries
"I hope and I pray deep in my heart that you will join us in
this 40 days of prayer and fasting and help us overturn Roe v.
Wade, because we didn't have a choice in the beginning with the
Supreme Court justices -- they decided it for us."
President, The Call
"We have fought the battle for the ending of abortion in
politics, in the press, on the ground, and in every way. But
prayer and fasting is the most powerful weapon in the arsenal
of the church to bring forth social justice. It effects the
unseen world where spiritual powers release destructive
ideologies. Esther's three day fast in the Bible appealed to
the Supreme Court of Heaven which overruled the Supreme Court
of Haman and the political death decree of Persia against the
Jews was radically reversed. I believe 40 Days For Life is an
incredibly powerful movement to break the spiritual powers that
still restrain the final overthrow of the death decree of 1973.
Jesus fasted 40 days and broke the power of Satan himself. Why
not 40 Days For Life?"
FR. FRANK PAVONE
National Director, Priests for Life
Pastoral Director, Silent No More Awareness Campaign and Rachel's Vineyard Ministries
"Abortion will end when local communities say it will end -- no sooner, and no later. We have the power to stop abortion,
even while it remains legal. Now is the time to mobilize, sustained by prayer. Women and men who have lost children to abortion need to hear the witness of
others who have experienced that pain and have found healing. 40 Days for Life is an opportunity for a local community to hear that witness. The men
and women of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign are looking forward to participating and I strongly endorse the 40 Days for Life effort. I look forward to
promoting it nationwide and participating in it in many communities."
Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute
"God is more powerful than any wicked force behind abortion.
Prayer unleashes that power. 40 Days for Life lets us
participate in what God wants to do, if only He were asked."
Executive Director, Students for Life of America
"I am a huge supporter of 40 Days for Life. This campaign is
exactly what the pro-life movement has been waiting for. 40
Days for Life will prepare pro-life activists across the
country to end abortion in our lifetimes. The end is near for
legalized abortion on demand, and 40 Days for Life is leading
Founder, CEO, Editor, WorldNetDaily.com
"As a news organization, WorldNetDaily.com has always exposed
abortion for what it really is: the murder of the most innocent
form of human life -- preborn babies in the womb. Yet the grip
the abortion culture has had on America since Roe v. Wade is so
strong that only God can loosen it. And that's where 40 Days
for Life comes in. The culture of death is conquered and
redeemed at the local level -- one soul at a time. By promoting
and demonstrating prayer and repentance in communities
throughout America, 40 Days for Life's efforts are already
bearing lots of good fruit, with much more surely to come."
PEGGY HARTSHORN, Ph.D.
President, Heartbeat International
"The powerful magnifying glass of 40 Days for Life focuses a
searing light on abortion. Fasting and praying with 40 Days for Life
unifies pro-life energies and illuminates us with grace in our
efforts to conquer the culture of death. I strongly encourage
every person and organization that believes in the dignity of
life to join the 40 Days for Life campaign to end abortion,
restore families, and renew communities for life."
Dean and Professor of Law, Liberty University
Founder and Chairman, Liberty Counsel
www.law.liberty.edu / www.LC.org
"Abortion is America's modern day holocaust. The taking of
innocent human life has inflicted incalculable misery. The
human suffering and the spiritual blindness caused by abortion
are beyond comprehension. God is a compassionate and a just
God, but His justice will not sleep forever. We must not -- we
cannot -- remain silent when millions of innocent unborn
children are killed every year. A day is coming when America
will face the judgment for her national sin. One day we will
have to give an account of our lives and explain why we were
silent while the holocaust happened on our watch. We must
repent of this national sin and we must restore a culture of
Executive Director, Bound4Life
"I believe prayer and fasting are the greatest forms of
activism. God is calling His people to stand at the crossroads
of national crisis and seek these ancient paths for true
transformation and breakthrough. 40 Days for Life is sounding a
clear trumpet blast calling the Church to engage with God's
heart for the ending of abortion. This extraordinary
mobilization of prayer gives us all hope that the culture of
death can and will change."
Board of directors
40 Days for Life
"40 Days for Life is an opportunity for the body of Christ to see God work in extraordinary ways as we come together in repentance
for the travesty of abortion. The results, I believe, will be nothing short of miraculous as hearts are healed, restored, and emboldened to embrace life for
Founder and Director, Life Chain
"40 Days for Life is cause for everyone in pro-life to rejoice. Imagine what will occur across America when pro-lifers in many
cities and towns resolve to pray earnestly and urge God to anoint their labors and use mightily their witness against the curse of abortion in their local
neighborhoods. Imagine the lives that will be saved and hearts changed. Imagine the huge number of new pro-life recruits. 40 Days for Life is blessed with
committed leadership, superb prep materials, and marvelous passion. It is flexible and doable. Most important of all, it values and relies on God, the giver
of life. I look forward to many faith-building reports of its success."
Founder, Stop Planned Parenthood (STOPP)
Vice President, American Life League
"Every successful fight against Planned Parenthood has always had prayer as its foundation. The intense prayer and community
involvement that is fostered by the 40 Days For Life will bring a tremendous spiritual presence at the Planned Parenthood
facilities where it takes place. We, at American Life League's STOPP project, wholeheartedly endorse this effort."
National Director, Pro-Life Action League
"Ora et Labora -- prayer and action -- are our most powerful tools in the battle against the abortion culture. The 40 Days for Life program combines the two beautifully, with the potential of bringing down the culture of death. Compassionate, dedicated pro-life Christians praying fervently for 40 days and 40 nights, 24 hours a day, at the very places where abortions are performed, is an ardent call for God to work miracles as He pleases. In my book, CLOSED, I make it very clear that all my efforts in the pro-life battle are based on my personal commitment to the combination of prayer and action. I not only wholeheartedly endorse the 40 Days for Life prayer vigil, but I believe it is absolutely necessary for ultimate victory over the evil of abortion, and I believe the time is right."
Co-chair, Walk for Life West Coast
"People uniting in prayer is such a simple yet powerful act. As
Co-Chair of the Walk for Life West Coast, I have witnessed
first hand the impact of prayer. Through prayer, 40 Days for
Life will touch the lives of not hundreds or thousands of
people, but millions. We are witnesses to the goodness it has
already accomplished. And we, together, must continue in the
fight against abortion!"
J.C. WILLKE, MD
President, Life Issues Institute
"40 Days for Life
has a double effect. First and most important
is the obvious -- nothing in this crusade will be accomplished
without prayer. Second, it will have a salutary effect on
public opinion. Many will be aroused from their complacency.
Many others will finally be brought to the realization that the
abortion issue will not go away; so perhaps they should get
President, Abortion Recovery International Network
"The benefits of
participating in the 40 Days for Life Campaign
are numerous. But the Abortion Recovery International Network
chose to get involved, because the campaign believed in leading
wounded women, men and family members into effective healing
programs. ARIN is honored to be joining forces with the
Campaign, to offer our abortion recovery efforts and affiliate
services. We look forward to the incredible opportunity that
lies ahead in sharing the forgiveness and mercy of our Heavenly
Father with those wounded by abortion."
President, Voice of Virtue International
Virtue International is proud to endorse 40 Days for
Life. No lie lasts forever! 40 Days for Life is mustering the
troops and sending them out into the streets to witness to
life! This bold move will send the lie of abortion back to hell
where it belongs. We thank God for you!"
Managing Editor, WorldNetDaily.com
Author, "The Marketing of Evil"
"Legalized abortion's days are numbered. Despite Roe v. Wade,
today fewer Americans agree with abortion-on-demand, there are
fewer abortion clinics, fewer doctors willing to do the deed,
and fewer abortions being performed. One reason for this shift
is advancing science -- 4D ultrasound, a better understanding
of fetal development, and decades of evidence that abortion is
dangerous to the mother. But driving this national awakening to
the horror of abortion are organizations like 40 Days for Life,
which, by their steadfast witness in community after community,
are literally stirring the consciences of countless Americans."
Author, "The Criminalization
"We are one judge away from protecting children again -- if there was ever a time to fast it is now. Join
in the 'high octane prayer' that moves the mountains. There is nothing more powerful we can do."
NOREEN JOHNSON, M.D.
Former Abortion Provider
"Without a doubt, you can be a part of a movement in your locale that will negatively impact the kingdom of darkness as it fuels
the abortion holocaust. During the 40 Days for Life in my community, I witnessed an increase in the unity of the Body of Christ, a decrease in abortions
and also an increase in volunteers working in various pro-life venues in our community. Come fast and pray with members of your community and join this
President of the Board, Human Life Alliance
Executive Director, Human Life Alliance
"We highly endorse the 40 Days for Life Campaign. The staff,
volunteers, board members, and friends of HLA have participated
in the campaign at various locations around the country and
will all be on board again this fall. We appreciate the
opportunity to join in prayer with so many of our pro-life
brothers and sisters and pray the campaign will continue until
we have won the battle for life. "For where there are two or
three gathered together in my name, there I am in the midst of
them." (Matthew 18:20)"
PROF. JANET SMITH
Professor of Moral Theology
"I am very proud that my community, Ann Arbor, has signed on for 40 Days for Life. I am confident that the power of prayer and
sacrifice that this community can generate will save the lives of many babies and the souls of their mothers -- and we hope of the abortionists as well. I am
very grateful to all who are doing the hard work of organizing this venture locally and nationally. Let us all line up behind the Good Shepherd and follow his
example of prayer and sacrifice in service of advancing the Kingdom of God."
DR. SONNY FORAKER
Founder and Director, Pastors for Life
Pastor, First Baptist Church, Pearland, TX
"Pastors for Life believe in the spiritual strategy of prayer at the very doors of the abortion centers. Therefore, we
wholeheartedly support the national 40 Days for Life! It's the desire of this campaign to seek God's favor with humility and contriteness of heart.
Victory will come, not by might, nor by power, but by the Spirit of the Lord. That's why it is important to go to the abortion facilities and pray! The
success of this campaign is based upon our faithfulness in obedience to God's command."
President, Crossroads Pro-Life
"The 40 Days for Life campaign is a real and effective tool to help increase awareness of the sanctity and dignity of each and
every human life Ð- born and unborn. The members of Crossroads Pro-Life will be participating in this great effort during the coming 40 days and we pray
that it will help to convert many hearts and minds for life!"
Executive Director, Redeemed for Life Ministries
"God does answer prayer and 40 Days for Life is an answer to prayer for me personally. This is the most exciting opportunity for
believers all over the nation to unite together to pray and fast for the end of abortion in America. 40 Days for Life will give each believer the opportunity
to be a light unto the world by our unity in prayer and fasting and our acts of love and kindness towards those who are lost and those who are hurting. This
campaign is a wonderful opportunity to minister to hurting women, men and family members."
JOHNNY M. HUNTER, D.D.
National Director, Life Education and Resource Network (LEARN, Inc.)
"The 40 Days of Life campaign has already proven to be effective when it was first used. As you know, Jesus considered
our lives to be worth the 40 days of wilderness testing for Him. This is a specific amount of your most valuable resource, which is time,
to embrace that which God has given human beings to experience time -- that's life! If 40 days in jail could save a child's life, there are
Christians who would sit behind bars. If 40 days of no meat could save a child's life, there are Christians who would eat fruits, vegetables,
cakes and pies. Because of 40 Days for Life, a child will have a birthday. The question for your consideration: 'Is a lifetime for a child worth 40
days to you?'"
Co-sponsor, Colorado for Equal Rights
"As my Mom has always taught me, your power is in your prayer. With God, all things are possible. And in the end, everything depends on God. We work for Him, and so it is necessary that we are in constant communication with Him through prayer and fasting. 40 Days of Life is a wonderful opportunity to fall on our faces before God and ask Him to change not only the laws of our nation, but also the hearts of our people."
Director, Defend Life
"The 40 Days for Life campaign is the most exciting opportunity to strengthen and expand the pro-life movement
that I have seen since way back in 1972 when I first became active. I like it because it has worked successfully in communities
across America, some of which had virtually no local pro-life movement before the campaign. I like it because it can unite all wings of the pro-life
movement as well as bringing countless persons into the movement who consider themselves pro-life but never have
been actively pro-life! I like it because it could be the first step in bringing down
Planned Parenthood, the Goliath of the abortion industry!"
HAYWOOD ROBINSON, M.D.
Former Abortion Provider
"To all soldiers in the fight and struggle for life: I heartily endorse 40 Days for Life and look forward to my second opportunity
to participate. I live in College Station, Texas, and am proud to say I participated in the first 40 Days for Life. Awesome things happen when God's people
fast and pray, especially when there's the unity, focus, and a cause so close to God's heart. Please seek the Lord for personal direction in this matter."
Founder, President, Hidden Choices
"Hidden Choices endorses the outstanding and courageous work of
40 Days of Life and stands in recognition of all this movement
is doing to save the lives of our preborn children. Together we
can make a difference as a people and as a global community
fighting for the future generations of our planet. We salute
the citizens of this nation who are on the front lines praying
and our heroes who are choosing life over death...the mothers
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