Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion chain in the United States doing a staggering 330,000 abortions EVERY year. The abortion giant does this with more than $480 million in YOUR tax money.
The first 40 Days for Life campaign was held in front of a Planned Parenthood in College Station, Texas — a campaign that led to 28% drop in local abortion numbers. It’s no wonder that the president of Planned Parenthood labeled College Station as “the most anti-choice place in America.”
During the current 40 Days for Life campaign, 150 of the 316 locations are outside Planned Parenthood facilities. Whether Planned Parenthood operates in your community or not, keep praying! Those prayers are making a difference.
SPRING VALLEY, NEW YORK
Eileen in Spring Valley is encouraging prayer and fasting for a Planned Parenthood-free community.
She’s already seeing signs that prayer is having a direct impact. The local Planned Parenthood affiliate has begun its “pledge-a-protester” program, asking pro-abortion supporters to pledge money for each of the “protesters” (that means the people like you peacefully praying on the sidewalk).
The appeal is loaded with lies about vigil participants and is nothing more than an attempt to keep the number of prayer volunteers down. “Pledge-a-protester” is a sure sign of desperation.
Eileen sent photos of what’s really going on in Spring Valley, including this picture of Pastor Floyd Nicholson of Grace Point Fellowship Church leading prayer during the vigil.
Kathy in Columbia put it in very simple terms for 40 Days for Life prayer volunteers: “All of you are invited! Babies and moms are saved when people pray on the sidewalk!”
The Planned Parenthood facility in Columbia has had a couple of “escorts” on duty most of the time, but they spend more time just chatting than anything else.
During the last campaign, there was even a lone pro-abortion protester showed up almost every day. But this time, she’s only put in one appearance.
Kathy was encouraged by a new volunteer, a man who lives about a block and a half from the vigil site. He prayed for three hours a day and has promised to be there as much as he can.
“God continues to bless us on the sidewalk and we thank all of those who have been able to pray,” she said.
FORT MYERS, FLORIDA
The 40 Days for Life vigil in Fort Myers is taking place in the public right-of-way outside another Planned Parenthood abortion center.
The campaign began with a procession from a nearby church to the vigil location. About 250 people took part, including Bishop Frank Dewane of the local Catholic diocese. The event got media coverage from two TV stations — but as has been the case in other cities, Planned Parenthood declined to be interviewed.
The procession passed the Community Pregnancy Clinic, a pro-life outreach that moved to this location within the past year to address the many abortions taking place at Planned Parenthood.
“This is our second campaign,” said Paula in Fort Myers, “and we are so blessed by more and more hands, feet and hearts to help us along the way.”
Here’s the link to today’s devotional.
40 Days for Life
PS: What’s going on with 40 Days for Life in your community? Please leave a comment below and let me know!