Recognizing the urgency for ending America’s abortion crisis, 40 Days for Life last month set out on an unprecedented 40-day bus tour to bring a message of hope to cities and towns across the nation, including three stops in this part of the Northwest later this month.
The United 40 Days for Life campaign began Sept. 27 in Washington D.C. and will conclude Nov. 6. The local stops will take place Saturday, Oct. 22. They are:
•1:15 p.m., outside Planned Parenthood, 11516 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, Wash;
2:30 p.m., outside Lovejoy Surgicenter, 933 N.W. 25th, Portland.
6 p.m., Outside Planned Parenthood, 3579 Franklin Blvd., Eugene.
“Poll after poll reveals that an overwhelming majority of Americans feel our nation is on the wrong track,” said 40 Days for Life CEO David Bereit, “and when pressed, many respondents cite growing disillusionment with politics and government, along with frustration over increasing attacks against faith, family, religious freedom, and human life. It’s time for this to change.”
The tour is stopping in more than 125 cities to hold rallies and prayer vigils to encourage Americans to stand together for the sanctity of life. 40 Days for Life is joined by partner organizations for the tour: March for Life, Heartbeat International, Silent No More Awareness, Students for Life, and Susan B. Anthony List, along with numerous city and state pro-life coalition groups.
40 Days for Life campaigns consist of 40 days of prayer and fasting, community outreach, and constant, peaceful vigil in the public right-of-way outside abortion facilities. The volunteers who pray at these vigils have witnessed answers to their prayers, including: 11,796 babies saved from abortion, 133 workers who have left the abortion industry, and 75 abortion centers that closed their doors forever following 40 Days for Life vigils.