From the Washington Times in the US to the BBC in the UK … local and national 40 Days for Life leaders are getting huge exposure through secular media coverage.
These outlets help introduce 40 Days for Life to a new audience and share the fruit of what YOU are doing locally.
Here are two examples … from the United States and Wales.
The Washington Times published an online commentary about 40 Days for Life that I wrote along with David Bereit, our national director.
This article refers to the HUGE campaign – in 261 locations – that is going on in this, the year that marks the 40th anniversary of legal abortion in the United States. The message we deliver is that “God is listening and He does hear us.”
This was a tremendous opportunity to tell the online readers of a major publication about the campaign that is currently under way – which is a huge plus because this site is read far beyond the Washington area.
Read the entire column in the Washington Times.
The first 40 Days for Life campaign in Wales is getting media attention – a television report on ITV and a radio appearance on the BBC. Both news services interviewed pro-abortion spokespersons as well, who generally mischaracterized the vigils as “intimidation.”
“We’re having lots of conversations in the street and certainly raising awareness,” said Clare in Cardiff, with “lots of listening to men and women with their stories of abortion experiences.”
This campaign has also seen intense opposition in the streets – including a group that organized a “pro-choice street party” in an attempt to disrupt the vigil. One volunteer said 40 Days for Life is raising awareness, though “I truly have never felt the brunt of so much hatred.”
You can see a short video clip and read the story from ITV.
Here’s a 5-minute excerpt from the BBC Wales interview (click the arrow to start):
Here’s the link to today’s devotional.
Yours for Life,
40 Days for Life
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