” . . . We know that whether we will live to see victory over abortion is not in our hands.
We also know that standing for truth, for mercy, and for justice is always within our power, and so we will keep doing it for as long as evil endures.”
The 40 Days for Life will begin at 3 pm, Wednesday, Feb. 13 at the prayer site on Perlman Drive near the Spring Valley Planned Parenthood office. The vigil of prayer, fasting, and peaceful activism will continue around the clock, rain or shine, for 40 days, 9 am to 5 pm (and in the evening and throughout the night at the Eucharistic Chapel of St. Gregory Barbarigo on Cinder Road in Garnerville), ending on March 24.
Rockland participants in this nationwide campaign of prayer to end abortion give one hour of their time a week for the next 40 days to come to the Planned Parenthood site to stand and pray.
Why Planned Parenthood?
Although surgical abortions are not done at the Planned Parenthood Spring Valley facility, the parent organization’s own fact sheet admits to its having performed over 333,964 abortions in 2011. And although PP says these abortions amount to 3 percent of the services it provides, it has been estimated that abortion nevertheless accounts for more than 38% of PP’s income.
Vigil participants gather on Perlman Drive (across the road from the Spring Valley Marketplace) to pray that women considering abortions will have a change of heart, to ask for God’s help and guidance was they work to build a true culture of life, and to bring the attention of community of Rockland to Planned Parenthood as a nationwide abortion provider.
Rockland Right to Life website will follow the progress of the vigil volunteers throughout the 40 days of this spring’s campaign.
For more information or to volunteer to pray for an hour each week, please call 845-492-6709 or email Rachelminister@aol.com.
For more information about the 40 Days for Life campaign, which will kick off at 261 sites across America on Wednesday, click here.
The quote above is from Abortion, An Enduring Wrong, National Review, Feb. 11, 2013