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40 Days for Life Begins This Week

This week, a great pro-life event begins in over 200 cities across the country: the 40 Days for Life prayer campaign.

40 Days for Life Begins This Week

From September 23rd through November 1st, 40 Days for Life prayer vigils will be held outside abortion clinics in 212 cities in 45 American states and five Canadian provinces.

This will be the fifth ever 40 Days for Life campaign, and the results of the first four have been amazing:

  • MORE THAN 70,000 PEOPLE of all ages have come out to abortion clinics to pray
  • At least 1,561 BABIES HAVE BEEN SAVED from abortion—and those are just the ones we know about
  • 18 abortion workers have QUIT THEIR JOBS and walked away from the abortion industry
  • Three abortion facilities COMPLETELY SHUT DOWN following local 40 Days for Life campaigns

And this fall’s 40 Days will be the biggest one yet—more babies will be saved, more parents will be spared a lifetime of regrets, and more abortion workers will have their hearts touched and leave their jobs.

Don’t miss the chance to take part in this historic pro-life prayer campaign. You can find the 40 Days site nearest you here.

Abortion Funding Still in Health Care Bills

Kathleen Gilbert of LifeSiteNews reports:

Despite the Obama administration’s repeated dismissal of the controversy over abortion funding in the health care reform bill, a confrontation between White House officials and Americans United for Life (AUL) Thursday revealed what pro-life leaders have been warning all along: that the White House is unlikely to put its money where its mouth is and support language in the bill that would explicitly prevent taxpayer funds from going to abortion and abortion providers.

Consonant with the warnings of pro-life forces, the outcome of the meeting helped clarify the extent of President Obama’s commitment to supporting the stated health care interests of the abortion lobby. Organizations such as Planned Parenthood and NARAL have called repeatedly for the “right” of abortion to be broadly expanded through the bill.

President Obama has in recent weeks been attempting to allay concerns about abortion and his health care plans, calling it a “fabrication” that the bill would use taxpayer funds to pay for abortions. However, pro-life organizations such as the Family Research Council and the National Right to Life Committee have pointed to language in the current form of the House bill explicitly calling for abortion coverage in the public plan, as well as taxpayer subsidies for insurance plans that cover abortions. The analysis of these groups has been backed up by other non-pro-life groups, including the Associated Press and the non-partisan FactCheck.org.

More recently, Obama claimed in a Sept. 9 address to a joint session of Congress that “no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.”

AUL president and CEO Charmaine Yoest met with senior White House officials Melody Barnes and Tina Tchen after Dr. Yoest called on the White House to clarify President Obama’s recent statement of support for keeping abortion funding out of health care reform.

After the meeting, Dr. Yoest stated that the White House remained noncommittal on explicit language excluding abortion from the health care bill. …

“The reality on the Hill right now is that the health care bills do include abortion funding,” Yoest continued. “Without a specific statutory amendment that includes an explicit ban on federal funding and coverage, taxpayers will be paying for abortion.”

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