There’s no better way to put it. As far as abortion centers are concerned, 40 Days for Life is just bad for business.
While this is not the main reason that we pray outside abortion facilities, it does show that when women choose life, it affects one thing the abortion industry really cares about — money!
“Three years ago, when we did our first 40 Days for Life prayer vigil,” said Janet in Augusta, “Family Planning Association of Maine hung a banner with a comic strip type character with the words ‘defend the truth.’ ”
This facility has used a high-profile — but ineffective — program called “pledge-a-picket.” The idea is to get pro-abortion donors to pledge a certain amount of money for each person praying outside the building.
Recently, she said, they spent big money on a new surveillance system. “They’ve focused some of their resources on us. We are costing them money.”
The Augusta campaign was featured this week on WABI-TV in Maine.
The reporter interviewed a spokeswoman for the abortion center, who complained of demonstrators “harassing” their clients. The video then showed a couple of volunteers against a background of snow — bundled up on a cold Maine day — quietly praying for an end to abortion.
Here’s a photo from the WABI-TV news story. Click the picture to read the TV report — and watch the video:
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK
A record crowd of 120 turned out for the kickoff of the fifth 40 Days for Life campaign in Syracuse.
Coordinators noted that the Planned Parenthood facility in Syracuse was the first freestanding abortion center in the United States.
It opened for business on July 2, 1970 — 40 years ago (abortion was legal in New York prior to the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling).
“We are thrilled to be here and do God’s work and bring His light and love and mercy to this darkest corner of our city,” Jeannie, one of the coordinators, told the crowd.
“We’re uniting in prayer and fasting with 247 cities,” she said. “That’s tens of thousands of people praying and fasting. And we’re expectant that God will do great things for us.”
Here are photos of the 40 Days for Life kickoff in Syracuse:
Saturdays are often “procedure days” at abortion centers. In plain English, that means Saturday is the deadliest day of the week for innocent unborn children.
Please consider joining a 40 Days for Life vigil today. Who knows? Your prayers may help save a baby.
All you have to do is show up and pray. God will handle the rest!
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Yours for Life,
40 Days for Life
PS: Even as we pray and stand for innocent life during this 40 Days for Life, please also pray for those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan which caused devastating loss of life — that they may have God’s strength in the difficult days ahead.
PPS: As always, if you have a story to share about the blessings of 40 Days for Life, please post a reply below.