Here’s the first line of a recent news story:
The 40 Days for Life campaign, a period of fasting and prayer to save babies from abortion, is in its final two weeks.
If that was all they were doing, I wouldn’t care, because both of those things are ineffective ways to reach their goal.
But they’re also harassing and intimidating women who visit health clinics — protesting and proselytizing — and that’s interfering with the womens’ choice. That’s a problem.
They say these are peaceful protests. They’re lying.
And Planned Parenthood spokeswoman Aurora Jewell had a wonderful line about what Planned Parenthood does on a regular basis:
“We’re doing more in one day to prevent unintended pregnancies and the need for abortion than these people are doing in 40 days,” Jewell said.
Various events are being held outside abortion facilities throughout the country, and David Bereit is spearheading the campaign. “We have a total of 268 children who have been spared from abortion, 268 women who have been spared from a life of regret,” he comments. “We have had tens of thousands of people on the streets participating in peaceful vigils in front of abortion facilities in 179 cities across 47 states.”
Where on earth are they getting that number from?
I can’t find justification for it anywhere on their website.
I don’t even want to say they’re making it up. But is it based on how many women they scared off at the abortion clinics? On the women who have told them they said no to having an abortion after an encounter with the group?