40 Days for Life Begins!
Today, February 22, 2012 begins the largest spring campaign ever for 40 Days for Life, a movement to end abortion through prayer and fasting, constant vigil, and community outreach. This spring 258 locations will be participating. This is an enormously powerful campaign that has had a lot of unexpected success since it began in 2007. It has even spread to other countries besides America, as shown in this new video from the campaign leaders:
This is really where the main battle of the pro-life movement currently rests. This is what can be done now. This is what can be done by everyone, not just politicians and legislators. This is how lives are being saved, by the courageous and loving witness of men and women. If you are Pro-life, I urge you to participate in this campaign. Remember the line from Edmund Burke: “All that is required for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.”
It’s up to the Pro-lifers to stand up for the innocent unborn, to speak for them and show the world the truth about abortion. 40 Days for Life is a very powerful and concrete weapon against abortion. But it is not a weapon that our enemies are fighting with. We’re not fighting fire with fire, we’re fighting fire with water. We’re fighting the violence of abortion with non-violent and peaceful protesting. We’re fighting the agony and hurt and pain caused by abortion with our own joy. We’re fighting our enemies with love, with prayer, with our own self sacrifice. Real human lives depend upon our actions! Whatever you can give to fight this evil is absolutely worth it.
Go here to see the list of locations. Click on the site nearest to you, and you will be redirected to the webpage for that local 40 Days for Life campaign and you can sign up there.