DAY 12: “But nobody’s there”

Many people are praying at 40 Days for Life vigils on Sunday. It’s part of what one local campaign leader calls “an unbroken chain of prayer.” Forty days of uninterrupted vigil is a sign of faith … a sign of...

West Covina, California

“I loved being there in the evening,” said one of the 40 Days for Life volunteers in West Covina. “There was a type of peace,” the vigil participant said. “Maybe because the clinic was closed!” That evening, emergency vehicles were...

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Laura, the 40 Days for Life coordinator in Grand Rapids, wanted all the volunteers to know their “prayers on the sidewalk in front of Heritage Abortion Clinic are having a quiet, but positive, impact on our community.” The vigil is...

DAY 11: Not a happy ending

We often share beautiful stories in these updates. But I’m not going to sugar coat this. Not every story has a happy ending. That’s especially true on Saturdays – the busiest day of the week at many abortion businesses. Milwaukee,...

Dayton, Ohio

There’s good news from Dayton, where people have faithfully prayed at 40 Days for Life vigils twice a year for ten years now. The abortion center was closed unexpectedly … on a day of the week they’re usually open. “Workers...

San Fernando Valley, California

“Cold” is a relative term. But when the temperature in the San Fernando Valley suddenly dropped 30 degrees, people noticed. “By California standards,” said Patti, the local coordinator, “it was really cold and windy.” But that didn’t stop volunteers from...

DAY 10: “You need to have an abortion”

“She didn’t want to have an abortion,” said a 40 Days for Life team member in Manchester, New Hampshire. “But she felt like she had no choice.” In fact, a doctor had told this woman that abortion was her only...

Iztapalapa, Mexico

Is the Marie Stopes abortion center in Iztapalapa about to shut down? 40 Days for Life volunteers say they’re seeing hopeful signs around this facility in the Mexico City area. “When we arrived for their kickoff event, the building was...

DAY 9: “Can’t I just pray at home?”

Many hear about 40 Days for Life and respond: “God hears our prayers wherever we are. I can stay home and pray.” Of course, and we need to do that first and foremost. But the urgency of abortion calls us...

Waco, Texas

When John, the 40 Days for Life coordinator in Waco, went to check on the vigil, he found “two lovely families praying and playing together.” The new Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Waco is on a heavily-traveled highway. “Our prayer...