September 24, 2020

40 Days for Life Kicks Off Record-Breaking Campaign

On Sept. 23, 40 Days for Life kicked off its fall campaign with a record-breaking number of applications, participating cities, and approved campaigns.

40 Days for Life is a global pro-life prayer movement that “aims to end abortion locally through prayer and fasting, community outreach, and a peaceful all-day vigil in front of abortion businesses.” 

In a letter to supporters, 40 Days for Life President and CEO Shawn Carney said that this fall's campaign will be the largest one ever, with a total of 588 cities worldwide participating.

In an August episode of the 40 Days for Life podcast, campaign director Steve Karlen said that the incredible size of this year's fall campaign should be attributed to pro-lifers taking a back-to-basics approach to the issue. “When you’re out on the sidewalk, on the street in front of an abortion facility, and you watch a woman walk into the facility pregnant and walk out later in the day not pregnant, with a broken heart, maybe crying, often limping, wounded physically, emotionally, and spiritually, you’re not thinking so much about debating or about Congress or about the Courts. All of those things are critical; they are certainly important, but I think we realize that this is something that has to come through the Lord.”

According to the 40 Days for Life website, the over 7,000 previous campaigns combined have saved 17,226 lives, caused 206 abortion workers to quit, and caused 107 abortion clinics to close. In the 13 years since 40 Days for Life was founded, it has carried out campaigns in more than 1,000 cities across 63 countries.

The fall 2020 campaign runs from September 23 through November 1. Click here to see if there is a campaign being run near you.

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