Thursday, September 25, 2008

40 Days for Life in Arkansas

The nationwide movement called “40 Days for Life” spread to Arkansas this week. “40 Days for Life” is a pro-life campaign taking place in appropriately 170 cities in the United States from September 24 until November 2, including vigils in Little Rock, Fayetteville, and Jonesboro. The focus of the movement is to promote a positive pro-life message in the community, to encourage people of faith to pray and fast for an end to abortion, and to conduct a prayer vigil outside a local abortion clinic. In Little Rock, this vigil is being held in front the abortion clinic located at 4 Office Park Dr in west Little Rock, tucked away in between Financial Center Parkway and South Shackleford Road, just off of Hermitage Road. If you are like me, you have driven by here before not realizing that this is where most abortions in Central Arkansas take place.

I stopped by the vigil today on my lunch break and found around four individuals gathered outside the clinic with signs reading “Pray to End Abortion” and “Adoption the Loving Option.” I had the privilege of joining them prayer and singing “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art.” It was a peaceful demonstration of pro-life individuals who earnestly desire to see an end to abortions in our community. If you would like to find out more about this event, you can email Marti Haslauer ( or Denise Shewmake (, the organizers for the Little Rock vigil.

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