Pro-life advocates pray outside the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Anchorage during a past 40-Days For Life gathering.

This is the final week of the 40-Days for Life prayer vigil outside the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Anchorage.

For the past five weeks, local pro-life advocates have prayed and held signs in an effort to bring an end to abortion in Anchorage. Participants include individuals, couples, families, youth groups, churches and others.

Those interested in participating during the last few days of the vigil can join others outside the Lake Otis abortion clinic. The goal is to have people on hand, peacefully praying, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

This Thursday, sidewalk counselors are scheduled to be on hand from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. On Friday, people several people have committed to be there from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. On Saturday, someone is scheduled to be on hand from 8 a.m. to noon, and then from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday. Participants are free to join during these times or other slots. Click here to see the online schedule.

Sunday, Nov. 6, is the final day of the vigil. At 5:30 p.m. there will be a closing Mass with Fr. Robert Whitney in the parking lot across the street from Planned Parenthood (4001 Lake Otis Parkway). At 6:30 p.m. there will be an ecumenical candlelight prayer service on the sidewalk outside Planned Parenthood. The ecumenical service will include presentations by local high school pro-life advocate Karolina Rzeszut as well as Wendy Perkins, a sidewalk counselor and former board member of Alaska Right to Life. Pro-life advocates are invited to attend one or both services.

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.

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.

For more details about the Anchorage vigil, call 907-301-6869 of click here.

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Anchorage pro-lifers invited to final week of 40-day vigil near abortion clinic

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.


  • Neil DeWitt says:

    Here’s a good cause. as for the low income people I don’t think we forced them to go have sex so why do we need to pay for their wants? It’s time EVERYONE on both sides of this issue start taking responsibility for their own actions. Murder is not the answer here! That poor innocent child has no say so I’m telling you to wise up and think of what might happen if you jump in bed with someone!

  • Rich Troutman says:

    How long until AG Merrick send his goon squad of FBI agents after these pro-life folks

  • Paola Estrada says:

    So prayer didn’t work to end abortion. Do any Watchman Christians want to explain why?

    • AK Pilot says:

      The Lord works in mysterious ways.

      • Terry Stires says:

        Well, that’s not very satisfying Pilot. I would be pleased to hear from some of those in the prayer vigil. It’s a big deal I think to know if a big commitment effort brought about the change they sought. Are they disappointed? What would they do different next time?