40 Days for Life Prayer Vigils Start Next Week

The semiannual 40 Days for Life prayer campaign will start next week on September 25.

40 Days for Life is an opportunity for pro-life Americans to gather outside abortion facilities to pray that abortion will end.

These are not protests or rallies. Rather, they are peaceful vigils held by people who want to pray that abortion facilities will close and abortion doctors and nurses will leave the abortion industry — and they work.

Every spring and fall we hear stories about clinics closed, babies saved, and abortionists converted to Christ in the wake of a 40 Days for Life prayer campaign.

40 Days for Life prayer vigils will be held in two locations this fall.

The first is Little Rock, outside the surgical abortion facility on Office Park Drive.

Volunteers will take turns praying on different days and at different times from 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM September 25 – November 3.

There will be a delayed kick-off event on Monday, September 30, at 6:00 PM outside the abortion clinic. The guest speaker for that event will be Sue Thayer, former director of a Planned Parenthood in Iowa.

No RSVP is needed for this free outdoor event.

Go to www.40daysforlife.com/little-rock or email 40daysforlifelittlerock@gmail.com for more information.

The other 40 Days for Life event will take place in Hot Springs.

Hot Springs does not have an abortion facility, and organizers are looking for a location where pro-lifers can gather for prayer. However, they are encouraging everyone to commit to join in prayer and fasting against abortion.

For more information on 40 Days for Life in Hot Springs, email kelly@lllife.support or go to https://www.facebook.com/40daysforlifehotsprings/.

Pregnancy Resource Centers Offer Arkansans Alternatives to Abortion

Recently, stories have appeared that highlight the good work of Arkansas’ pregnancy resource centers.

For example, Mary Kay Palmer, Marla Moore, and other Christians connected with First Baptist Church in Sheridan, Arkansas, opened The Blessings House Pregnancy Support Center.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette writes,

Moore and Palmer, along with a few other volunteers, recently opened the facility at 28 Gates Drive, directly behind First Baptist Church [in Sheridan]. The Blessings House has baby clothes, wipes and diapers, formula and baby food, and also has parenting classes and Bible study lessons and assistance with WIC and GED Registration. It is designed to help new and soon-to-be parents.

“The drive behind it, personally for me, is the feeling that there were mothers out there that were in an unplanned pregnancy and they might not know that they have an option other than abortion,” Palmer said. “And going down that road, exploring those options and seeing what we could do as the hands and feet of Christ.”

Further south in Camden and Magnolia, Hannah Pregnancy Resource Center has begun offering sonograms to abortion-vulnerable women thanks to a donation from the Psalm 139 Project.

Baptist Press reports,

Hannah Pregnancy Resource Center (PRC) celebrated Aug. 17 the placement of a portable ultrasound machine that will be used at its satellite locations in Camden and Magnolia, both about 40 minutes from the center in El Dorado. The machine and the training that accompanies it were made possible by gifts to the Psalm 139 Project, the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s (ERLC) ministry to help place sonogram technology in pro-life pregnancy centers across the country. . . .

The center’s past use of sonogram technology has made a dramatic difference with its clients. More than 96 percent of abortion-minded and abortion-vulnerable women at their centers choose life after viewing an ultrasound image of their child, according to the center.

And back in August we reported that a pregnancy resource center in Morrilton had saved at least three unborn children from abortion so far this year.

Stories like these underscore the good work that Arkansas’ pregnancy resource centers do.

These centers give women real options besides abortion.

Many of them provide everything from ultrasounds and pregnancy tests to maternity clothes and adoption referrals — typically free of charge. They often operate on very tight budgets and rely heavily on volunteers and donations.

Pregnancy resource centers play a vital role in making abortion unthinkable in Arkansas.