The words came from a frustrated Planned Parenthood manager, who walked out of her Council Bluffs, Iowa office at the end of the day and saw people outside praying.
“Don’t you people ever stop?”
One of the Council Bluffs vigil coordinators called it a day of “driving rain and driven moms.” It was cold and wet … with lots of wind. But the prayers were unceasing.
The unspoken response to the Planned Parenthood manager’s question was, “Yes — but only when the killing of the innocent stops.”
Planned Parenthood marks its 100th anniversary tomorrow. If you haven’t yet had a chance to listen to the 40 Days for Life podcast about the dark history of the organization and its founder, Margaret Sanger, you can find it here:
The day got off to a fantastic start with the 40 Days for Life UNITED rally in downtown Chicago, across from a large Family Planning Associates abortion facility.
The sunshine warmed up the cool autumn air as a crowd of local prayer volunteers celebrated the recent closure of another Chicago-area abortion center, where 40 Days for Life was previously held.
Numerous speakers encouraged attendees to keep praying and working … to see even more abortion centers shut down.
We’ve seen abortion supporters resort to some pretty silly tactics in response to the UNITED tour, but it was particularly amusing to see a bald, bearded man in Milwaukee carrying a sign reading “keep your rosaries off my ovaries” and trying to interrupt our speakers.
More than 70 campaign participants heard from 40 Days for Life board member Tibor Baksy and Pro-Life Wisconsin state director Dan Miller, who saw hundreds of lives saved from abortion during his tenure as the 40 Days for Life leader in Milwaukee.
It was an exciting homecoming in Madison, Wisconsin … in front of the Planned Parenthood center where I used to lead the 40 Days for Life campaign.
At 6’7″, Dan Miller is the tallest speaker we’ve had on the tour. Dan was followed by the smallest — my 9-year-old son Peter, who talked about the importance of holding vigil — even when it’s hard. A long-time friend of 40 Days for Life, Bishop Robert Morlino, closed the evening with powerful remarks on civic engagement.
We’re now heading to Minnesota and North Dakota!
TODAY! Friday, October 14
12:00 PM — St. Paul, MN (United rally)
2:45 PM — St. Cloud, MN
6:30 PM — Fargo, ND (United rally)
Saturday, October 15
9:00 AM — Sioux Falls, SD (United rally)
11:45 AM — Sioux City, IA
6:30 PM — Iowa City, IA (United rally)
Sunday, October 16
12:00 PM — Bellevue, NE (United rally)
See all upcoming tour stops at: 40daysunited.com
Ann Arbor, Michigan
She is ten weeks pregnant and came for an abortion. When she saw the ultrasound, she decided to keep the baby … [more]
The 40 Days for Life campaigns in Croatia must be making an impact — there have been hostile media reports lately … [more]
And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
Lord, we are yours. Thank you for breathing into us the breath of life. Thank you for claiming us as your own. May our words and actions in defense of human life proclaim to all the world that you alone are Lord of life and death, Lord of our freedom and of our choices.
See today’s full devotional