The sidewalk in Fort Collins, Colorado was so packed that it was difficult for some of the folks in the back to hear our speakers.

Of all the problems to encounter on this tour, a BIG crowd is one we'll gladly take!


Sen. Vicki Marble encouraged volunteers on behalf of the Susan B. Anthony List, while Mary Beth from Silent No More spoke of how, after having two abortions herself, she empowered her abortion-minded daughter to choose life. As a result, she now has an 8-year-old grandchild!


Some abortion centers try to spruce up their images with deceptively euphemistic names. The Boulder Abortion Clinic is not one of them. Warren Hern, the infamous late-term abortion provider who runs this facility, once said, "there is no possibility of denial of an act of destruction by the operator. It is before one's eyes. The sensations of dismemberment flow through the forceps like an electric current."

This building in Boulder Colorado is one of the saddest in the world; but neither that atmosphere nor the presence of a handful of hecklers deterred about 70 people from standing vigil with us today. Jenny, who represents a local pregnancy center, said many of their clients are referred to them directly from the 40 Days for Life vigil.


Colorado Springs is hosting its first 40 Days for Life campaign since a tragic shooting at the local Planned Parenthood that was carried out last year by a lone, deranged gunman.

The faithful prayer volunteers we met at the UNITED vigil stop are praying harder than ever, recognizing that the antidote to the violence of abortion must always be peace, love and nonviolence.


The Colorado state rally in Denver featured more than 200 attendees standing in the dark across from one of the largest Planned Parenthood abortion centers in America.

Colorado was the first American state to legalize abortion -- six years before Roe v. Wade -- and the people here are determined to end the grave injustice that began here. Speakers representing the many facets of the pro-life movement fired up the crowd, providing attendees many opportunities to help save lives.

Next stop: Driving 4 hours to Casper, Wyoming ... with 50+ mile per hour crosswinds on the highway. Please pray for safety for everyone on the road!

Steven Karlen, Campaign Director

Prior to joining the headquarters team, Steve directed several highly-successful 40 Days for Life campaigns in his hometown of Madison, Wisconsin. As campaign director, Steve helps local 40 Days for Life leaders build and improve life-saving efforts in their communities.