Anchorage pro-life advocates are organizing an upcoming 40 day prayer vigil outside Alaska’s largest abortion business.
The 40 Days for Life campaign runs Feb. 22 to April 2 with goal of having volunteers pray and hold pro-life signs – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily – outside the Planned Parenthood clinic on Lake Otis Parkway.
Participants are encouraged to sign up for an hour or more, if they can, but those who pop in as schedules allow are welcome to join any time.
Those who wish to go with an experienced volunteer or larger group can contact organizers here.
The local 40-Days for Life vigils are part of a larger, international effort that unfolds each fall and spring in cities around the world. The goal is to enlist individuals, churches, families, youth groups, private schools and others who are willing to join together in common focus and prayer.
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The signature element of 40 Days for Life is a focused, 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 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.
Learn more at the Anchorage 40 Days For Life website.