Babies Saved as 40 Days for Life Kicks Off Campaign
Would you believe that 40 Days for Life is just starting, and we're
already hearing about big victories in the days leading up to the
In Rockford, Illinois, the city council was asked to establish a bubble
zone outside the local abortion center -- a law that could severely
restrict pro-life activity there. The alderman who sponsored the
proposal said it was needed immediately -- because 40 Days for Life was
The majority of the council thought otherwise, and tabled the proposal
for 60 days -- which means the 40 Days for Life campaign will not face
In Riverside, California, the 40 Days for Life kickoff rally took the
form of a Jericho march -- 250 people marched around the Planned
Parenthood facility, praying for an end to abortion.
The excellent turnout is only part of the good news. "Before we even
began, a baby was saved!" said Pam, one of the local coordinators in
Riverside. Two of the participants met a mother of four who was
arriving for an abortion. "They prayed with her and the Holy Spirit
came upon her and there were many tears," said Pam.
"She made a decision for life!"
In Syracuse, New York the 40 Days for Life kickoff event was just as
enthusiastic -- and certainly a lot colder! The group gathered to sing,
pray and celebrate victories outside the Planned Parenthood center that
is the nation's oldest free-standing abortion facility.
During the fall 40 Days for Life campaign, Planned Parenthood laid off
two employees, one of whom thanked vigil participants for praying --
and promised she would never go back into that place again.
In Augusta, Maine, local 40 Days for Life coordinator Janet LeBlanc was
joined at the kickoff event by Nicole Peck, who helped launch the first
40 Days for Life efforts in Norwich, Connecticut. The teamwork that 40
Days for Life fosters is really helping this mission spread!
There's more good news here as well. The abortion center in Augusta,
Maine is reporting that it will be losing almost $400,000 in state
funding because of budget issues. Janet says people now pray regularly
in front of that clinic, and "God has been listening."
Have you signed up to pray at your local 40 Days for Life vigil? If
not, please do!
If you have, please take another hour! Who knows what blessings will be
Here's the link to the list of participating cities: http://40daysforlife.com/location.cfm
Contact: David Bereit
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Illinois. A non-profit organization, that serves as the state
coordinating body for local pro-life chapters representing thousands of
Illinois citizens working to restore respect for all human life in our
society. The IFRL is composed of people of different political
persuasions, various faiths and diverse economic, social and ethnic
backgrounds. Since 1973 the Illinois Federation for Right to Life has
been working to end abortion and restore legal protection to those members of the
human family who are threatened by abortion, infanticide and euthanasia. Diverse though we are, we hold one common belief - that
every human being has an inalienable right to life that is precious and must be protected. IFRL is
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