Pray for life


40 Days for Life is an international program begun in College Station, Texas, in 2007, calling for 40 days of prayer and fasting to put an end to abortion. 40 Days for Life is held twice a year. This spring the dates will be Feb. 22-April 1. This coincides with the season of Lent, also a time of prayer and fasting.

Although Jefferson County Right to Life will not have a specified prayer site this spring, we are asking everyone in the community and surrounding area to pray for an end to abortion and to support, in prayer, those people in the United States and around the world who will be standing in front of abortion clinics, praying and informing women they DO have a choice, and should not let anyone pressure them into ending the life of their child.

Please check out the website to find active, on-site prayer vigils, including Iowa City, and to read daily Scripture verses and updates. Thanks to those who have participated in previous 40 Days for Life prayer vigils, 5,045 unborn babies have been saved from abortion. St. Mary Parish Council in Fairfield is making the church available from noon to 1 p.m. weekdays for silent prayer during these 40 days. Check with your own pastor for other possible prayer sites.

Many women who have had an abortion are filled with lifelong regret and say that if someone had told them the truth about what they were about to do, they would have never ended the life of their unborn child.


Throughout these 40 Days for Life, we will keep you informed about how many lives are being saved through your prayers and fasting.

Thank you for keeping the innocent unborn, their mothers and all those touched by abortion in your prayers.

Karen Crossland, president

Jefferson County Right to Life

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