Tuesday, September 21, 2010

40 Days for Life starts tomorrow

The annual 40 Days for Life initiative kicks off tomorrow, and I'm excited to get to share some news from the local Fort Worth group, which has an awesome new website:

40 Days KICK-OFF WEDNESDAY September 22
7:00 - 8:00 PM

Don't miss former Planned Parenthood Director, Abby Johnson, give her moving testimony at this year's Ft. Worth 40 Days for Life Kick-Off Rally.

Where: Public Right-of-Way on the sidewalk across from Planned Parenthood (301 South Henderson Street, Fort Worth (please stay off the grass)
When: Weds., September 22 from 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Who: All Ft. Worth Pro-Lifers

Sadly, I won't be able to be there tomorrow night, but it was exciting to hear a young man from the local 40 Days for Life chapter speak to our parish before Mass on Sunday, and I remembered the year when during 40 Days for Life I wrote 40 blog posts--one each day--on life issues, especially abortion.

I want to do that again, but with a little twist this year: over the next 40 days, weekends included, I will post some of my own pro-life posts but also link to and highlight some of the amazing work being done by other Catholic writers on life issues. Watch for the tag "40 Days for Life" for these posts--and if you are a pro-life Catholic blogger who would like to share some of your posts about abortion here, just email me at the address in the sidebar!

And if anyone is taking part in "40 Days" prayerful protests, and would like to share stories here, send those too--I'd be especially interested in hearing from local DFW Catholics who make it to tomorrow night's rally with Abby Johnson.

Whether you can join 40 Days for Life for protests or not, please remember to keep them in your prayers over the next 40 days--that God will use their ministry of witness to touch the hearts of women considering abortion, to save babies, and to lead America to turn away from the Culture of Death.

1 comment:

Siarlys Jenkins said...

Abby Johnson exemplifies the fallacy of restructuring non-profit organizations using a "business model." This is acutely presented when the "product" of the "business model" is abortion, but I suspect the mislocation causes similar, if less poignant, damage in other ways too.

One of the key points I noticed in accounts of her reasons for leaving Planned Parenthood is that she was being pressured to increase the volume, to generate more revenue. That's what a business model requires, and it has nothing whatsoever to do with a woman's right to make a free and uncoerced choice.