What a week......
Sunday was named "National Sanctity of Human LifeDay" by official proclamation of outgoing PresidentGeorge W. Bush. Churches across the nation marked the event during worship services......
Yesterday we remembered the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who changed a nation by encouraging people to go to the streets and create peaceful constructive tension that would necessitate change and ensure equal rights for all......
Mere minutes ago, the administration of the most radically pro-abortion president in history began......
And Thursday marks the 36th anniversary of thebrutal and unjust Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decisionthat imposed abortion on all 50 American states.This is a time to pray for America and -- like manycourageous reformers of the past -- there must be aresolve that "we shall overcome" the many challengesthat lie ahead in our work to end abortion.Here are a few ways you can help get 2009 off to agreat start -- for LIFE
1.) Worldwide airing of 40 Days for Life documentary
2.) Washington DC 40 Days for Life activities
3.) 40 Days for Life at West Coast Walk for Life
4.) Show your 40 Days for Life support
5.) Other memorial events across the nation
1.) WORLDWIDE AIRING OF 40 DAYS FOR LIFE DOCUMENTARY
This Wednesday night, a 30-minute documentary about40 Days for Life -- filmed by an Emmy-award-winningdirector -- will be airing in millions of homesaround the world.It's the latest installment of "beingHUMAN," and it'sairing Wednesday on the EWTN television networkimmediately before the broadcast of the NationalPrayer Vigil for Life in Washington, DC.This episode, "being HUMAN: 40 Days for Life II,"interviews volunteers, national leaders, and formerabortionists on how 40 Days for Life is renewing hopein communities across the nation.It focuses on the stories and successes that prayer,fasting, and peaceful vigil have accomplished through40 Days for Life campaigns that have now spreadacross the country and around the globe.This show is a great opportunity to get people inyour community involved in this initiative.Please spread the word to friends and family viaemail, and encourage everyone you know to watch onWednesday, January 21, at 6:30 PM (Eastern).Watch previews, see guests appearing on the show, andlearn more at:http://www.beinghumanshow.com WHAT: "being HUMAN: 40 Days for Life II" DATE: Wednesday, January 21 TIME: 6:30 PM Eastern (3:30 PM Pacific) WHERE: Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) -- available in most markets
2.) WASHINGTON DC 40 DAYS FOR LIFE ACTIVITIES
If there's any chance you can come to Washington, DC,for the huge March for Life this week, we'd love toconnect with you!I will be there along with my whole family (Margaret,Claire, and Patrick,) Shawn Carney -- spring campaigndirector -- and his wife Marilisa and son Seamus, andDavid Brandao, our communications director.In addition to the March for Life itself, we will beinvolved in numerous other activities going on in DC.We just posted our schedule online of all the variousactivities we'll be involved with, including a veryspecial "40 Days for Life Gathering" which we areholding just for you. Check it out at:http://www.40daysforlife.com/events That page also has a PDF one-sheet handout withdetails about the various activities so you can printit out and keep it in your pocket while in DC.Also, to get the latest updates on the 40 Days forLife schedule while in DC, you have two options:>> To get live text message updates, text "40DAYS" to 25827>> To follow us via live updates on Twitter, visit: http://twitter.com/40daysforlife We'll keep you posted about where we'll be when so wecan meet up in person.
Hope to see you there, Leticia!
We will see each other at Rock for Life Activism Training, David!
3.) 40 DAYS FOR LIFE AT WEST COAST WALK FOR LIFE
Tens of thousands of pro-lifers from across the WestCoast will gather in San Francisco at Justin HermanPlaza on Market Street for the Walk for Life thiscoming Saturday, January 24, beginning at 11 AM(Pacific time).The event will start with a rally featuring speakersand music, followed by the walk. At the conclusion ofthe walk, West Coast 40 Days for Life leaders andparticipants are invited to a special 40 Days forLife reunion and meet and greet at the 40 Days forLife information table that will be on the MarinaGreens, near the end of the walk.Even though our national team members will still bein Washington, DC, Fr. Frank Pavone has agreed tojoin the 40 Days for Life gathering to meet andencourage everyone. T-shirts, fliers, and other 40Days for Life material will be available.For more information, please contact Wynette Sills bye-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 916-955-1577.
4.) SHOW YOUR 40 DAYS FOR LIFE SUPPORT
If you're attending any events to memorialize the Roev. Wade decision -- or just want to show your supportof 40 Days for Life -- one of our vendors that makespremium 40 Days for Life merchandise including hats,shirts, fleeces, signs, banners and bumper stickers,has just slashed prices for a big "Pre 40 Days forLife SALE."Learn more and get your 40 Days for Life gear at significantly reduced prices at:http://www.40daysmerchandise.net *****************************************************
5.) OTHER MEMORIAL EVENTS ACROSS THE NATION
Other events memorializing the 50 million lives thathave been lost to abortion since Roe v. Wade will beheld all across the nation. If you can't make it toWashington DC or San Francisco, check with your local or state pro-life group to find the nearest event.Let's turn out at these memorials in record numbersthis year to show the entire world that
the crisis of abortion.
40 Days for Life