Before I give you an update on the progress toward the matching challenge, have you seen the news?
The media is buzzing with coverage about 40 Days for Life after it was discovered that a Planned Parenthood affiliate is now conducting its own knock-off 40-day prayer campaign …
… but instead of praying for life, Planned Parenthood calls for 40 days of prayer … for ABORTION.
Some say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but we’re not flattered when America’s largest abortion chain “prays” for the destruction of innocent children — while raking in over $487 MILLION in tax dollars each year to fund its deadly operation.
Here are just a few of Planned Parenthood’s “prayer intentions”:
- Day 18: “Today we pray for all the staff at abortion clinics around the nation. May they be daily confirmed in the sacred care that they offer women.”
- Day 28: “Today we pray for the women who travel hundreds of miles to get an abortion. May their determination be rewarded with spiritual strength.”
- Day 34: “Today we give thanks for abortion escorts who guide women safely through the hostile gauntlets of protesters.”
TODAY is Day 40 of Planned Parenthood’s campaign.
Here’s what they want abortion advocates to “pray” for:
- “Today we give thanks and celebrate that abortion is still safe and legal.”
Appalling … but there is a silver lining.
While Planned Parenthood might have intended this as a campaign to mock you — and all people of faith who recognize the God-given dignity of every human life — it has backfired, giving 40 Days for Life a massive publicity boost in more than 400 media outlets over the last few days.
Just one example — the video above featuring the latest Fox News report about the controversy, which cites the many accomplishments of 40 Days for Life and features an interview with our friend, Marjorie Dannenfelser of the Susan B. Anthony List.
Here’s the bottom line: your efforts on behalf of God’s innocent children are being noticed — even by the secular media!
Now, for the matching challenge update.
During Tuesday night’s DEFINING MOMENT webcast, we shared the many victories that God has accomplished through this spring’s 40 Days for Life campaign, including the record 883 lives spared from abortion.
We also announced that a few generous donors put up a matching gift to help expand these efforts in this critical year of 2012.
Make any tax-deductible contribution to 40 Days for Life before midnight next Tuesday, May 1, and your gift — or the annualized amount of your monthly pledge — will be DOUBLED … up to 89,500!
REMEMBER: The matching challenge will ONLY double gifts or pledges made by midnight Tuesday, so don’t wait — please give now.
We’re off to a good start — thanks to those of you who’ve contributed $34,170 so far — but together we still have a long way to go to meet this match … and we certainly don’t want to leave any of this generosity sitting on the table!
If God is weighing on your heart to make a tax-deductible one-time gift — which will be instantly DOUBLED — go to:
If you feel called to make a tax-deductible pledge of monthly support (the annualized amount of your monthly pledge will be DOUBLED,) go to:
Many people have asked for our mailing address to send tax-deductible donations. They can be mailed to:
40 Days for Life
10908 Courthouse Road, #102229
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
PLEASE NOTE: For any mailed gifts to be doubled, they must be postmarked by Tuesday, May 1.
Together, we are making a powerful difference!
40 Days for Life