September 18, 2008

We Can Close An Abortion Clinic!

From our friends at Pro-Life Action Ministries a letter from Mr. Brian Walker follows....

We can close an abortion clinic! I know that this is a remarkable statement to make, but I believe our upcoming 40 Days for Life actually has that potential. During the last 40 Days for Life Twin Cities this past Lent, rumblings began among the employees of Regions Hospital. We were told that an overwhelming majority of the surgical staff wanted the abortion clinic within Regions closed. Some highly placed sugreons and othe physicians have called for the closing of the abortuary, siting its detrimental effects on Regions Hospital's attempts to gain new staffing and upgrade the services of the hospital. Additionally, rumors from within the hospital have begun to surface regarding a desire by the Regions adminitration to get the abortuary out of the hospital.

I believe all this is a direct rusult of the last 40 Days for Life campaign. We showed up during the coldest winter in more than a decade and prayed and prayed. We did not know how or where God would move or act, but we knew He would. For some pictures and video of this past campaign go to http://albums.phanfare.com/1332739/2696724_2944477#imageID=46461252. If your internet speed is fast enough, the slide show feature is great to view. Now we are about to embark on another campaign that, through the power of persistant prayer, fasting and witness, we can once again watch God work and do amazing things. And the one amazing thing I truly believe is within reality is the closing of this abortuary.

Join with us in this effort!

This Fall, the 40 Days for Life is taking place in more than 170 cities across the continent. It will be the single largest and longest mobilization of people for a single cause in the history of our nation. Not only will there be hundreds and thousands praying and fasting, keeping vigil, and witnessing to the humanity of the unborn in the Twin Cities, there will be hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions doing likewise all over America.

The 40 Days for Life Twin Cities will coincide with the national campaign, running from September 24 through November 2, 2008. Our kickoff prayer service will be Wednesday, September 24 at Regions Hospital from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Starting from that time on, we intend to keep a 24 hour vigil presence at Regions for the full 40 days. Everyone can be a part of this effort. And we are inviting and encouraging the entire Christian community to be a part of this campaign. There are three key components to the campaign.

1. Prayer and fasting.
2. Keeping vigil.
3. Public witness.

The prayer and fasting is for everyone and every church. You do not even need to be in the Twin Cities area to do this. If you are not hearing anything about the 40 Days for Life Twin Cities in your church then ask about it. Get your church actively praying and fasting for the closing of the abortuary inside Regions and for an end to abortion in general. The vigil is staying at Regions Hospital for the whole 40 days. Brian Walker is scheduling individuals, families, groups and churches to take anywhere from an hour to 24 hour periods during the 40 days. Take a time slot to hepl keep vigil. Many churches are taking responsibility for a complete day - 24 hour periods - as their part in the vigil portion. The public witness is going out and telling everyone who will listen (and many who might not) about the atrocities of abortion, at Regions Hospital and in general. This will include literature to hand out, signs that tell the story, our Truth Truck, petitions, and much, much more.

For any part of this that you need more information or would like to take part in, contact Brian Walker at Brian.Walker@plam.org or 651-771-1500.

Important Dates:

September 18 -- 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. informational meeting at St. Mary's in St. Paul.
September 24 -- 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Kick off prayer service at Reiongs Hospital.
September 24 - November 2 -- 40 Days for Life Twin Cities.
October 6 -- 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Pro-Life Action Ministries annual Banquet featuring Star Parker.

4 Comments:

Blogger Angela M. said...

I will join in prayer!

September 18, 2008 9:36 PM  
Blogger Santiago Chiva, Granada said...

On the topic of abortion, even many people who defend the possibility of legal abortions, they say they are not pro-abortion, but they don’t want to punish women who are in this difficult situation. In Germany a curious thing has happened. Something that reflects that legal abortion affects adversely to the country. And also that the change is possible: you can promote a culture of life with the support of the citizens, when really there is a real wish of avoid abortions. Since the liberalization of abortion in this country, the number of abortions is officially four million. For that reason, among others, children are seen as an unintended effect of having sex. Many people thought it was necessary to promote greater social acceptance of children in an aging society. And civil society acted, without waiting for action by the State to promote births. They joined several media organizations in a campaign. Interestingly, after the campaign, the birth rate has risen in Germany. The video is exciting. Look here: http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=SztG8JpxvHY
Santiago Chiva (Granada, Spain)

September 20, 2008 5:17 PM  
Anonymous Georgette said...

I hope we get lots of participants, nationwide on this! I think Fr Pavone plans to go to every city that is participating and talking during the whole 40 days. Man, is he gonna be busy!

May the Good Lord look favorably on our efforts as we pray and fast for Life for 40 days! He is a generous, gracious God, and He hears prayers, and loves it when His children pray and work to protect the most vulnerable of His children, the unborn.

September 22, 2008 4:13 PM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

Georgette: Amen.

September 22, 2008 8:53 PM  

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