Commentary by David Bereit, National Coordinator, 40 Days for Life
February 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Would you believe that 40 Days for Life is just starting, and we're already hearing about big victories in the days leading up to the campaign?
In Rockford, Illinois, the city council was asked to establish a bubble zone outside the local abortion center -- a law that could severely restrict pro-life activity there. The alderman who sponsored the proposal said it was needed immediately -- because 40 Days for Life was coming!
The majority of the council thought otherwise, and tabled the proposal for 60 days -- which means the 40 Days for Life campaign will not face unreasonable restrictions!
In Riverside, California, the 40 Days for Life kickoff rally took the form of a Jericho march -- 250 people marched around the Planned Parenthood facility, praying for an end to abortion.
The excellent turnout is only part of the good news. "Before we even began, a baby was saved!" said Pam, one of the local coordinators in Riverside. Two of the participants met a mother of four who was arriving for an abortion. "They prayed with her and the Holy Spirit came upon her and there were many tears," said Pam.
"She made a decision for life!"