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Pro-life advocates pray outside the Anchorage Planned Parenthood clinic in a past 40 Days for Life campaign.

Pro-life organizers are seeking to mobilize an army of advocates who will pledge to pray and provide a public witness for unborn Alaskans.

The upcoming 40-Days for Life prayer vigil is set to run Sept. 28 to Nov. 6. It is part of a massive and growing international effort that unfolds each fall and spring in cities around the world.

In Anchorage, the vigil will take place outside of Alaska’s largest abortion clinic on Lake Otis Parkway. The goal is to enlist individuals, churches, families, youth groups and others who are willing to join together in common focus and prayer.

The signature element of 40 Days for Life is a focused, 40-day, non-stop prayer effort outside a single Planned Parenthood center or other abortion facility. The gatherings are peaceful and educational with the aim of sending a powerful message to the larger community about the tragic reality of abortion.

“It also serves as a call to repentance for those who work at the abortion center and those who patronize the facility,” the 40 Days for Life website notes.

Despite the fall of Roe v. Wade Alaska remains one of the most liberal abortion states in the nation thanks to numerous Alaska Supreme Court decisions that have struck down virtually every single pro-life law in the state. Not only are abortions legal in Alaska for any reason, but the state also publicly funds abortions for low-income women through the state’s Medicaid program.

Those who wish to participate in the Anchorage vigil can click here to learn more or to sign up for hours. For assistance, contact Kay at 907-301-6869.

The event kicks off with a prayer service on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 3:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Anne Seton Church (2901 E. Huffman Road). Two women who have had abortions, regretted them and journeyed toward healing are going to speak at the opening event.

Organizers are currently looking for businesses near the Planned Parenthood clinic that are willing to let pro-life advocates store signs during the evening hours – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. They also need volunteers to help contact area churches and other groups to raise awareness and mobilize participation across Anchorage.

Call (907) 301-6869 to learn more.

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Standing for life: Pro-lifers needed for 40-day Anchorage vigil

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.