Gainesville, Florida

Jazmin in Gainesville says the 40 Days for Life vigil there is held outside an abortion center called Bread and Roses.

“They were one of the two abortion centers recently fined by the state for doing illegal second-trimester abortions,” she said. “They were fined $2,500; but of course, they are appealing.”

Their argument seems to be that they were singled out because of the recent investigations of Planned Parenthood. “They are obviously feeling the heat coming from the bad exposure Planned Parenthood is receiving.”

After volunteers in Gainesville had a pro-life chalk day, vigil participants arrived early the next morning to find a sign taped to a tree outside: “Pray to end sidewalk bullying.”

The sign featured the logo of the pro-abortion group Faith Aloud. If that rings a bell, we’ve talked about them before. These are the people that came up with the mockery of our 40 Days for Life devotionals – “40 Days of Prayer to Keep Abortion Safe and Legal.”

As for the abortion center staff, “they are definitely under duress with our peaceful, prayerful presence,” Jazmin said.

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Written by
David Brandao, COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

With 40 Days for Life, David wears many hats. Prior to joining the 40 Days for Life team, he was an award-winning radio and TV journalist. He has also served as a board member for a pregnancy help center and as publications director for a major national pro-life organization.