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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

40 Days for Life

So 40 Days for Life is in full swing. For anyone unfamiliar with it, for forty days Christians go to their local Planned Parenthood and spend time praying for an end to abortion. It's essentially a peaceful prayer vigil. And the great thing is that many unborn lives are saved as a result of this ministry. If you haven't been involved yet, it's not too late as it runs through November 3rd.


  1. ...And at other abortion providers throughout the world.

    On a philosophical level, I'm against prayer vigils outside abortuaries because it lends legitimacy to the stereotype that only Christians are against abortion. I'm all for praying as part of a protest outside a 'clinic', so long as everyone is invited, regardless of their faith or lack thereof.

    1. Yes, at other abortion clinics throughout the world. I actually keep in contact with pro-life people in Canada and Australia, and it's a great way to feel connected to them even though we're at different points around the globe.

      On a philosophical level, I'm not bothered by these prayer vigils. As far as I know, people of other faiths would not be forbidden from praying there (after all, I'm a Protestant, and most people who pray there are Catholics; it's even reached the point where people start assuming that I'm Catholic before I even say anything). Just by nature of it, people are going to be excluded. After all, even if you find people of other faiths there, you still won't find atheists and other non-theists joining in.