ANN ARBOR: 40 days of Life campaign plans to march outside Planned Parenthood March 11
Sunday, March 4, 2012
A rally March 11 will mark the mid-point of a local pro-life campaign.
"As we are about to reach day 20 of our 40 days of prayer, fasting, vigil and outreach, it's time to gather with pro-life members of the Ann Arbor community to share stories and encourage one another, building towards a strong finish of our 40 Days for Life campaign," said Paul Dobrowolski, spokesman for the local campaign, in a news release.
The group plans to gather 4 p.m. March 11 outside of Planned Parenthood, 3100 Professional Drive, in Ann Arbor.
The mid-point rally will include a talk by Sandy Erickson, a nurse with Arbor Vitae, as well as praise and worship music led by the Walraven family.
The 40 Days for Life campaign is a pro-life campaign of prayer, fasting, peaceful vigil at abortion facilities and grassroots educational outreach.
The 40-day time frame is drawn from examples throughout Biblical history where God brought about world-changing transformation in 40-day periods. The spring campaign coincides with the Christian season of Lent.
Ann Arbor is one of the many communities conducting simultaneous 40 Days for Life campaigns, which started Feb. 22 and run through Palm Sunday, April 1.
"We want to thank all the people who've made great personal sacrifice to bring 40 Days to Life to the halfway point," said Dobrowolski.
"We also know that we still have a long way to go in our collective effort to demonstrate the harm abortion has done to Ann Arbor."
For the remainder of the 40 days of prayer and fasting and community outreach, the group intends to gather for continuous prayer outside the Planned Parenthood facility at 3100 Professional Drive, praying for an end to abortion in the community, Dobrowolski said.
"We look forward to the challenge of bringing 40 Days for Life to an energetic conclusion."
To learn more about 40 Days for Life, visit www.40daysforlife.com.
For information about the Ann Arbor campaign, or to sign up for an hour of peaceful prayer at the facility, visit online.