SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 Claire Chretien
President, Bama Students for Life
Peaceful, prayerful, effective 40 Days for Life campaign kicks off with Thursday rally
TUSCALOOSA, Ala.– “We truly hope that this fall’s 40 Days for Life campaign will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in Tuscaloosa,” said Elizabeth Rust, vice president of Bama Students for Life and a coordinator of the local 40 Days for Life effort. “The pro-life community will join together for our area’s 40 Days for Life kickoff event at the West Alabama Women’s Center on Thursday, September 26 at 6:00 p.m.”
Tuscaloosa is one of the many cities from coast to coast conducting simultaneous 40 Days for Life campaigns from September 25 through November 3. “We start this effort by drawing members of the community together to share the vision of 40 Days for Life and to pray for God’s blessings on this effort. It is time to focus attention on the harm abortion has done to our city. In 2012 alone, the West Alabama Women’s Center performed 3,503 abortions, nearly 40% of all of the abortions in Alabama,” said Rust.
“This rally will begin 40 days of prayer and fasting, with special attention to prayer in the public right-of-way outside the abortion facility at 535 Jack Warner Parkway as well as various types of community outreach. We look forward to seeing what kind of transformation God will bring about in our city and we are praying that Tuscaloosa will cease to be the abortion capital of Alabama,” said Rust.
All prayer vigil participants are asked to sign a statement of peace, pledging to conduct themselves in a Christ-like manner at all times.
40 Days for Life is a peaceful, intensive pro-life campaign that focuses on 40 days of prayer and fasting, 40 days of peaceful vigil at abortion facilities, and 40 days of grassroots educational outreach. The 40-day time frame is drawn from examples throughout Biblical history where God brought about world-changing transformation in 40-day periods.
To learn more about 40 Days for Life, visit: www.40daysforlife.com. For information about the Tuscaloosa campaign, visit: www.40daysforlife.com/Tuscaloosa.
For assistance or for more information, please contact Claire Chretien at firstname.lastname@example.org.