On Friday the pro-abortion group Reproaction issued a statement calling for 40 Days for Life to stop holding prayer vigils outside abortion facilities, saying,
Anti-abortion harassment never has been and never will be okay. Shaming and threatening abortion patients, providers, and the communities clogs up our sidewalks with bullying and hate speech, and inspires anti-abortion terrorists to escalate violence.
The group went on to criticize 40 Days for Life for continuing to meet for prayer while the coronavirus outbreak continues.
In another statement, Reproaction went so far as to call 40 Days for Life vigils a “public health emergency” and demanded that the group cancel its prayer campaign.
The statements overlook a couple of crucial facts:
First, 40 Days for Life prayer vigils don’t shame, threaten, or bully anybody.
These are peaceful prayer vigils where pro-lifers simply gather to pray that abortion will end.
Second, 40 Days for Life has asked volunteers to practice social distancing and follow CDC guidelines when gathering for prayer meetings.
In a YouTube video, 40 Days for Life director Shawn Carney recently told volunteers, “Be safe, be healthy, keep your distance, use your hand sanitizer, and pray for an end to abortion.”
It’s worth pointing out that Reproaction teaches women to perform drug-induced abortions at home without the oversight of a physician.
Even many abortionists know that’s a bad idea.
40 Days for Life reports that at least 228 babies have been saved from abortion since February 26! That’s really good news.
You can find out more about 40 Days for Life in Arkansas by going to 40DaysForLife.com.