’40 Days for Life’ campaign kicks off

An abortion opponent sings to herself outside the Jackson Womens Health Organization clinic in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 11:55 AM PT – Thursday, October 3, 2019

’40 Days for Life’ continues to recruit prayer warriors across America to join their fight against the nation’s abortion providers. The group sent out a Twitter invitation on Tuesday, which will be open for several weeks as the pro-life group gathers more participants for their yearly battle.

The organization has a hand in more than 6,000 local campaigns. They said it’s all thanks to their one million volunteers, who helped close more than 100 abortion clinics and saved more than 16,000 lives.

“One woman was scheduled to have an abortion on Saturday morning,” said group President Shawn Carney. “Instead of going and having an abortion, she stood outside at the ’40 Days for Life’ Vigil.”

Carney emphasized that vigils are effective because they take the anti-abortion fight to the literal doorstep of facilities such as Planned Parenthood. The group’s work has won praises from Republican lawmakers, who said their efforts aren’t going unnoticed.

“I’ve seen ’40 Days for Life’ grow over these past 11 years and I’m in awe of how God is using this peaceful and prayerful effort,” said former Governor Mike Huckabee. “We live in a great country where we have the rights to not tuck our faith away.”

Attendees from ‘Forty Days for Life’ are expected to continue praying outside of abortion clinics until early November. The group says anyone is welcome to join.