Thursday, September 29, 2016

40 DAYS FOR LIFE: DAY 2: Planned Parenthood protests tour

Deacon John,
When we decided to plan a 50-state, 125-city bus tour to 40 Days for Life vigils across the United States, we knew that one group in particular would not like it -- America's largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood.
No one has been more critical of 40 Days for Life than Planned Parenthood ... and once we announced our largest campaign ever -- 367 cities and the bus tour -- they began making plans to protest the peaceful vigils.
Our team will stop to pray with 40 Days for Life volunteers in Poughkeepsie and Newburgh, New York tomorrow morning ... and Planned Parenthood wants its people to show up in pink shirts to support "Planned Parenthood's mission ... and services."
In addition to performing more than 300,000 abortions every year, Planned Parenthood is now under investigation for trafficking and selling baby body parts. They've been defunded by many states across the country and have lost millions in donations as a result of scandals.
Planned Parenthood's brand is at an all-time low ... and more than 140 of the 367 prayer vigils this 40 Days for Life campaign are taking place outside of Planned Parenthood centers.
Find the campaign nearest you and go pray!
And if you're anywhere near Poughkeepsie or Newburgh tomorrow morning ... come meet the UNITED bus and show Planned Parenthood that people joined in prayer are more powerful than pink shirts!
What a fabulous start to the 40 Days for Life UNITED bus tour!
The day got off to a wet beginning in Washington -- and ended with a downpour in Baltimore. But what's a little rain on Day 1 of a 40-day, coast-to-coast bus journey?
We started with a news conference in front of the US Supreme Court building ... and headed straight for the newest Planned Parenthood abortion center in Washington, DC to pray with volunteers.
This business just had its grand opening this week, but there have already been TWO 40 Days for Life vigils there while the building was under construction.
Then it was back on the road for our second Planned Parenthood visit of the day. This facility in historic Annapolis is on a high-traffic street, which made for a great visible witness to the community.
A Heartbeat International affiliated pregnancy center sits right across the road ... and four of that center's staff members came out and joined us at the vigil.
In the Baltimore suburb of Catonsville, we prayed with and encouraged 40 Days for Life participants ... who then signed the bus so their names and their prayers could go with us all across the country!
Despite a torrential downpour and flooding streets, nearly 100 people came out to the Maryland statewide UNITED rally in Baltimore to wrap up the day ... praying together, hearing inspirational messages, and standing publicly for life.
It was an amazing first day of this tour! We have 39 more days ... and 18,000+ miles to go. Now it's on to Delaware and New Jersey!

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Klamath Falls, Oregon

About 60 people arrived for the start of the kickoff rally in Klamath Falls ... and the crowd kept growing as the event continued ... [more]

Council Bluffs, Iowa

"Wow!" said Catherine, the local campaign coordinator. "The Holy Spirit is surely working in Council Bluffs, Iowa!" ... [more]
In those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a complaint against the Hebrews by the Hellenists, because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution.
-- Acts 6:1
Father, in the Church's desire to engage our communities with the gospel, let us gain wisdom from those who have gone before us and cherish their experiences and perspectives. Help us to appreciate every soul in the body of Christ and minister properly to everybody.
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The UNITED tour heads towards New England this weekend. Check the full schedule at:
Shawn D. Carney
President, 40 Days for Life

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