We pray in the public right-of-way (10 ft. from curb) on either side of NE 116th Avenue one block north of Mill Plain Blvd. Since trailers and RV's are parked on the east side, most volunteers pray on the west side of the street in the public right of way.
"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: Mon, Thurs & Fri 9am-4:00 pm; Tues and Wed 11am-6:00 pm.
PP Vancouver offers on-site RU 486 pill abortions & referral for surgical abortions. Also provides birth control and low income health care.
Signs and handouts will be delivered on request to public vigil site on NE 116th Ave. Contact the local coordinator.
"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 gathering in the field" (Private property signs posted by Best Western Inn.)
We "pray to end abortion", offer "local pregnancy resource packets" 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 and/or return to your vehicle.
Call 911 just as you would in any other situation after going to a safe place.