Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The latest 40 Days for Life campaign has ended, but many pro-life advocates say they are so encouraged by their involvement that they want to continue.
Shawn Carney, 40 Days for Life's spring campaign director, tells LifeNews.com that it has resulted in closing abortion centers. He said, "If there's a main theme I'm hearing from the tens of thousands of participants around the country at the completion of this spring's 40 Days for Life campaign, it's 'We don't want to stop!'"
"People have witnessed first-hand that a prayerful presence outside abortion facilities saves lives, and they know they will see additional results by continuing their vigils," Carney added.
From February 25 to April 5, some 135 cities in the United States, Canada, Australia and Northern Ireland joined together for the 40 Days for Life campaign. The effort featured 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion, constant vigil outside abortion centers, and extensive community outreach. This was the fourth coordinated, simultaneous 40 Days for Life campaign in the last 20 months.
Combined, those campaign resulted in 466 local efforts in 240 separate cities in all 50 states plus seven other nations. More than 200,000 people have participated and more than 4,000 churches have been involved, and at least 1,517 babies were spared from abortion. In total, 17 employees of abortion centers quit their jobs and three abortion centers closed as a result of the efforts. Full story at LifeNews.com
Related information: O'ahu residents can become involved immediately! Participate in weekly sidewalk prayer vigils and other events now through the start of the 40 Days for Life fall campaign September 23-November 1, 2009. For information, visit 40DaysForLife.com/Honolulu or contact Isaiah, Campaign Director, at 383-5137 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow the campaign on Twitter, too!