All volunteers please read campaign notes updated for the Spring 2024 40 Days for Life in Vancouver, WA.
We pray in the public right-of-way (10 ft. from curb) on either side of NE 116th Ave. one block north of Mill Plain Blvd.
First time volunteers are encouraged to contact the local leader Gerry who will arrange a day/time to provide an onsite orientation as well as signs and handouts.
"We encourage a positive, prayerful presence outside abortion facilities to show God's love and mercy to those who visit and work at the abortion centers. This approach avoids shouting, confrontation with patients and employees, and the use of graphic abortion images." www.40daysforlife.com/FAQ
Volunteers should concentrate on business daylight hours: Monday 8:30 to 5, Tuesday & Wednesday 10:30AM to 6:30 PM; Thursday 8:30 to 4:30 and Friday 9:00AM to 1:30PM. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
PP Vancouver offers on-site RU 486 so-called "medical" abortions early in pregnancy & referral for surgical abortions later in pregnancy. PP also provides birth control and low income health care.
The so-called "medical" abortion includes taking a progesterone blocker in the clinic to deprive the tiny human being of oxygen and nutrients and then a second pill at home several days later to cause uterine contractions to expel the dead baby. If the mother changes her mind before taking the second pill, she must call the Abortion Pill Reversal hotline (877-558-0333) immediately to obtain medication to counteract the first abortion pill. Do not take the second pill if you want to reverse the abortion. Reversing the abortion is not guaranteed but chances of success are greatest the sooner the reversal medication is taken.
Signs and handouts will be delivered on request to public vigil site on NE 116th Ave. Contact the local leader. Our signs express our purposes.... we "pray to end abortion", offer "local pregnancy resource packets", provide information about "abortion pill reversal" and support "healing for those post-abortion".
First Vancouver campaign in 2009 saw a couple change their plan to abort their baby when they saw our volunteers praying on the sidewalk. "My girlfriend and I have decided to give our baby up for adoption."
Hearts broken by abortion begin to hope and heal. In 2017 a lady told us about her abortion over 20 years ago. Our response: “We grieve for your loss.” She said: “No one has ever said that to me before.” We prayed with her asking our heavenly Father to forgive and heal us. Then she thanked us for praying for her baby (we had never mentioned her baby) and took our packet of literature with post-abortion healing information inside.
Everyone who participates in this campaign will be asked to sign the Statement of Peace . (Once is sufficient.)
If alone and/or feeling unsafe, stay in your vehicle or return to your vehicle.
Call 911 just as you would in any other situation after going to a safe place.
"Hand-held signs only; no stakes into ground" (City of Vancouver regulation).
"No partisan political signs/personal wear items" (40 Days for Life rule).
"No going into the parking lot" (Private property signs posted by 205 Commerce Center.)