Armed with colorful chalk and a passion to save unborn babies from abortion, a group of Alaska youth created pro-life signs on the public sidewalks surrounding the Anchorage Planned Parenthood abortion clinic.
A litany of messages aimed at encouraging women and affirming the life of their unborn child were prominently displayed outside Alaska’s most active abortion center on Oct. 20.
The colorful messages and images included the following sayings:
“Women need love, not abortion.”
“Everyone deserves a chance.”
“We can love both.”
“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”
The pro-life “Chalk Day” was part of the ongoing 40-Days for Life campaign, which is taking place in Anchorage and hundreds of cities around the world.
Joined by several adults, the Anchorage students included nearly two dozen children who spent nearly an hour drawing loving pro-life messages along the entire length of the sidewalks, from one entrance of Planned Parenthood to the other.
According to 40-Days for Life local organizer Mary Kemper, the students hope to host more chalk days in the future.
“There are many powerful, good things that come from the effort,” Kemper said. “One is that while only an hour might be spent on the sidewalk, our messages remain until someone works to remove them or for as long as the weather allows.”
40 Days for Life continues until Nov. 5 with many slots open throughout the week. Kemper encouraged pro-life Alaskans to sacrifice some time in order to advance the pro-life cause.
“Ours are definitely sacrifices – we are all busy, and it’s cold outside, and we rarely get to enjoy the fruit of our sacrifices,” she said in an email to supporters. “But the mothers who are tempted to abort their babies and then choose life, along with the fathers who support them, make a sacrifice that most of us cannot comprehend. Let us stand up for those women and for the babies they carry. Let us pray and work for life!”
— The 40-Days for Life vigil web site is live and ready for sign-ups.
— For more information, email Mary Kemper at 40DaysforLife-Anchorage@protonmail.com.