The biggest 40 Days for Life campaign in the history of the prayerful pro-life event starts Wednesday, as pro-life advocates in hundreds of cities across the U.S. and around the world take prayer and peaceful signs to abortion centers.
“Are you ready to be part of something big?” asks Shawn Carney, the director of the campaign. “Are you ready to pray and fast, stand in peaceful vigil, change hearts and minds — and save lives? If so, it will require sacrifice … but it will be worth it.”
“Tomorrow, you have the opportunity to join the largest spring 40 Days for Life campaign in history, as it kicks off in 258 cities across America and around the world,” Carney said.
Carney says he is still surprised by the success of the pro-life event.
“When we conducted the first 40 Days for Life campaign in College Station, Texas, back in 2004, if you had told me that 40 Days for Life would spread around the globe … I wouldn’t have believed it,” he said. “We thought there would be one — and only one — 40 Days for Life campaign. Ever. Thankfully, God’s plans were bigger than ours … and 40 Days for Life has now been conducted in hundreds of cities and towns across all 50 American states — and thirteen other countries.”
Carney said Great Britain is one of the foreign locations where the pro-life event is making an impact.