Wednesday, August 25, 2010

40 Days For Life Is Gaining Ground

With 238 locations (9 of them in Canada,) the upcoming vigil is already a record-setter.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 /Christian Newswire/ -- "This fall, an unprecedented number of people of faith will be turning to a higher power to bring an end to the tragedy of abortion through a 40-day program of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil and community outreach," said Shawn Carney, campaign director of 40 Days for Life.

40 Days for Life is preparing for its largest campaign to date with 238 sites in six countries participating in simultaneous campaigns from September 22 - October 31. The list of locations is posted at:

The list includes 223 locations in 46 American states and the District of Columbia. With nine locations in six provinces, this campaign will also mark the largest Canadian participation as well. There are also communities taking part in 40 Days for Life in Australia, Denmark, Northern Ireland, and -- for the first time -- England.
Here in New Brunswick, pro-lifers from all across the province are working hard to make sure there are enough volunteers to get the Moncton vigil going. Groups from Fredericton, Saint John and Miramichi have offered their help.
Six abortion centers where 40 Days for Life prayer vigils have taken place have closed following these campaigns of prayer and fasting. In addition, 35 abortion industry employees have left their jobs at facilities where people prayed for an end to abortion during 40 Days for Life campaigns.
Hopefully, thanks to all our efforts and prayers, we too will see some changes for the better.

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