Recognizing the urgency for ending America’s abortion crisis, 40 Days for Life launched an unprecedented 40-day bus tour to bring its message of hope to cities and towns across the United States that is united in prayer and fasting during this fall’s UNITED 40 Days for Life campaign, (Sept. 28 to Nov. 6).
The tour will hold a rally in Gainesville at 7:00 p.m. Nov. 2 in the public right-of-way outside Bread and Roses Center, 1233 NW 10th Ave., Gainesville. And a rally is scheduled in Jacksonville at noon on Nov. 4 in the right-of-way outside A Woman’s Choice, 4131 University Blvd., South. Every pro-life American is encouraged to visit 40daysunited.com to learn more and join the tour in their home town.
“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 UNITED tour will make stops in more than 125 cities to hold rallies and prayer vigils that will encourage Christians to stand together for the sanctity of life across the nation. 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.
“Since 40 Days for Life started in 2007,” said 40 Days for Life president Shawn Carney, “we have recognized that although abortion is a national problem, it does not happen in the White House, in Congress or in the Supreme Court. Abortion takes place in hometowns across America – and it will end, and is ending, in hometowns across America, one by one.”
Each 40 Days for Life campaign consists 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 which closed their doors forever following 40 Days for Life vigils.
“People of faith sometimes feel alone in their efforts to end abortion,” said 40 Days for Life North American campaign director Steve Karlen. “We can’t wait to hit the road with the UNITED tour to show that we are all in this together – and with God’s blessings, abortion in this country will come to an end.”
For more information on the local events for 40 Days for Life visit www.40daysforlife.com/jacksonville or call Mary Catherine Damon at (904) 551-2619, ext. 103