40 Days for Life is a peaceful, intensive campaign that focuses on 40 days of prayer and fasting, 40 days of peaceful vigil at abortion facilities, and 40 days of grassroots educational outreach. The 40-day time frame is drawn from examples throughout Biblical history where God brought about the world-changing transformation in 40-day periods.
ABORTION CLINIC CLOSED IN LAS CRUCES
Whole Women's Health Clinic in Las Cruces, NM closed officially at the end of December 2016. Mark Cavelier and his dedicated volunteers credit the 40 Days for Life campaigns held in Las Cruces in front of the abortion clinic for the main reason it shut its doors. Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood worker, has said that up to 70% of abortion appointments were cancelled or no-shows when people were praying on the sidewalks the days abortions were done. We know that a 12 hour a day for 40 days of steadfast prayer and fasting can change hearts and close abortion clinics down. Will you join us in ending abortion in Albuquerque?
WHAT DO I DO?
Holding non-graphic signs, praying the rosary or any other prayer, or going over the daily 40 Days for Life devotionals are all ways we can ask God to close down Planned Parenthood and help those who have participated in abortions.
You are not expected to speak to any of the employees or clients. We recommend that you go through sidewalk counseling training with Sidewalk Advocates for Life-ABQ, before you do so.
WHAT DO I NEED?
Always bring a partner!
Statement of Peace: Make sure to have read and sign the statement of peace and turn in to your church or Project Defending Life. All documents are linked below.
Sunblock, water bottle, and/or umbrella! Be prepared for the heat, cold, rain, and/or sun.
Wear appropriate clothing! Check the weather the day before or the day of to ensure you are comfortable for the one-hour of prayer.
Signs (if desired). Ensure all signs are non-graphic and not political (this is a rule!). Loving and life-affirming signs are best.
WHAT IF I OR MY CHURCH CAN'T MAKE OUR SCHEDULED DAYS?
We make the schedule to ensure there is always people praying in front of Planned Parenthood during the 40 day campaign. However, if you or your church is are not available on the scheduled day, please feel free to go at another day and time!
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call our office at (505) 266-4100 or email our Community Outreach Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to view the calendar for our current campaign.