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Local Pro-Life Prayer Goes Monthly

The Sanctity of Human Life Task Force invites you to pray and sing outside Planned Parenthood Aurora one Saturday a month from 1 to 2 p.m. in cooperation with 40 Days for Life.

What is 40 Days for Life? Peaceful prayer outside abortion facilities for the babies, clients, workers, our community and nation to end abortion locally through prayer, fasting and all-day peaceful prayer vigils outside of abortion businesses. 40 Days for Life's first coordinated campaign was in 2007 and has now expanded to 63 countries. Founders of 40 Days for Life are depicted in the movie, “Unplanned.” 40daysforlife.com/

Why pray in person? There is up to a 75 percent appointment cancellation rate when women see peaceful prayer outside an abortion facility.

Where? In Aurora. Waterleaf, an inviting Christian pregnancy resource center, was completed across the street from the abortion facility in fall 2019.

What can I expect? According to Sarah Lindquist, "We pray on Waterleaf's property across from Planned Parenthood. There is plenty of room to socially distance. I like to have a folding chair and blanket with me. I also bring a peacefully oriented pro-life sign with me each time. Sometimes, people will drive by and yell a curse or give a rude gesture, but they have never been very close to me. Other times, they honk in approval. In the past few years, I've been going, nothing creepy or intense has happened. I do bring my children with me regularly. Parking is behind Auto Zone or by Mariano's."

When? Sarah guides prayer on one Saturday a month throughout the year. If you can't come this time, we hope you will join us soon or sign up to pray when you are available through Aurora's 40 Days for Life site (where you'll be able to see if others have signed up to pray). 40 Days for Life began a year-round prayer effort in Aurora in summer 2020. 40daysforlife.com/aurora

Visit college-church.org/sohl to sign up for the Sanctity of Human Life task force monthly emails to stay up to date with life related news and events. You can also find out more at facebook.com/40daysforlifeaurora