WASHINGTON, DC, February 17, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Communities in Australia and Northern Ireland will join with well over 100 cities in the United States and Canada that are hosting 40 Days for Life events from February 25 to April 5, 2009.
The 40 Days for Life Campaign was started in 2004 by a pro-life group in Texas. Over the following years it spread across the USA and Canada. This year, two cities in Northern Ireland and one in Australia are also taking part.
Northern Ireland’s leading pro-life group, Precious Life, has organised a campaign of ’40 Days of Prayer and Fasting’ in an effort to stop the serious abortion threat to Northern Ireland.
Director of Precious Life, Bernadette Smyth said, “This Lent, from Ash Wednesday to Palm Sunday, communities across Ireland and Britain will be uniting with more than 127 cities in the USA, Canada and Australia for the largest simultaneous pro-life mobilisation in history – The 40 Days for Life Campaign. We will be praying and fasting for the protection of Ireland from abortion and the repeal of the 1967 Abortion Act in Britain.”
She added, “During the 40 Day Campaign, Precious Life will also encourage more people to join Prayer Vigils outside abortion facilities. Here in Northern Ireland, we are urging people to join our daily vigils outside the Family Planning Association’s (FPA) abortion referral agencies in Belfast and Derry.”…
There’s definitely something going on in the abortion wars, outside of the normal activism. It’s almost “other worldly“, really. We see the pressure gauge rising and it’s going global. Something has to give very soon. Either a crackdown or an emancipation.