North Carolinians have two opportunities in coming weeks to be a voice for the voiceless and take a visible stand in favor of the sanctity of human life by participating in the annual 40 Days for Life and Life Chain events. In the wake of 10 undercover videos released over the last few months unveiling Planned Parenthood’s practice of harvesting and selling the organs and body parts of aborted babies, many Americans have wondered what they can do. These two events provide a tangible response.
Wednesday, September 23 marked the beginning of the 40 Days for Life campaign, during which, participants will hold peaceful, prayerful vigils outside of abortion clinics through November 1. The campaign, which has reportedly saved the lives of over 10,000 unborn children since 2007, will take place in more than 300 cities, including at least six in North Carolina (Asheville, Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Raleigh, Winston-Salem). To find the closest location to you and to sign up to pray, as well as daily devotionals for the duration of the campaign, visit the 40 Days for Life website.
Sunday, October 4th marks the 28th annual Life Chain. In at least 45 locations across the state, pro-life North Carolinians will join thousands of Americans nationwide in prayerfully standing for life by holding positive signs along roadways promoting life and adoption in lieu of abortion. For location and sign details, visit the Life Chain website.
“We encourage North Carolinians to participate in one or both of these events and to stand up for the most innocent among us—the unborn,” said John L. Rustin, president of NC Family. “We know that prayer and peaceful, persistent efforts to change hearts and minds on abortion are the greatest tools we have in the battle to secure justice for all Americans, born and unborn.”
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