Friday, September 16, 2011

40 days to end abortion

Pro-life organization fights with Scriptural inspiration

In the Bible, 40 is a common number. Jesus fasted in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights and then was tempted by Satan; the Israelites wandered the desert for 40 years in search the Holy Land; and God sent a 40-day flood to wash away the world.

Now pro-life advocates in the Archdiocese of Vancouver are using the number 40 to end abortion.

The campaign 40 days for Life is an international effort to end abortion through prayer, fasting, community outreach, and ongoing vigils outside abortion clinics.

The movement began four years ago. Over 400,000 people have been part of the event, and this year is expected to be the biggest ever.

Over 4,000 lives have been spared since the effort started.

One of the biggest elements of the fall campaign will be a 40 day vigil outside B.C. Women's Hospital, which is the biggest abortion provider in the province.

For more information on events in and around Vancouver email:

Note: Last week’s edition of The B.C. Catholic incorrectly stated the email address for 40 Days for Life. We regret the error.

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