40 Days for Life: Take a Stand for Life!

Twice over the past year, as a member of the Knights of Columbus, I have participated in the 40 Days for Life.  Considering we as conservative activists have been discussing, debating, and in some instances arguing over the tragedy that is abortion, I wanted to bring the 40 Days for Life to everyone’s attention and invite everyone to participate.

I will be joining my brother Knights in participating and I hope that my fellow socially conservative Republicans and pro-lifers of any persuasion to join us for at least a few hours during at least one day throughout the upcoming 40.  Sure, I have been yelled at and flipped off but I assure you that the joy and spiritual benefits for standing up for life has been extremely rewarding and grace filled.

We will literally, and lawfully, toe the line – the white line painted on the street, between Emory Park and the abortion clinic.  We pray, often the Rosary, and hold respectful but informative signage.  From one lone pro-lifer to a multitude, the 40 Days for Life is deeply meaningful for everyone involved.

From March 5 – April 13, 40 Days for Life … a peaceful, prayerful, effective, coordinated international mobilization … takes place in our community. We pray that, with God’s help, this will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our city — and beyond.

Sign up for our peaceful prayer vigil by clicking here: vigil schedule.

While there may be others in Massachusetts, the one the PEACEFUL prayer vigil that I am familiar with will take place in a small public park adjacent to:

Four Women, Inc.

150 Emory Street

Attleboro, Massachusetts

(The last operational abortion clinic in Bristol County)

40 Days for Life

Vision and Mission

40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life campaign with a vision to access God’s power through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil to end abortion.

The mission of the campaign is to bring together the body of Christ in a spirit of unity during a focused 40 day campaign of prayer, fasting, and peaceful activism, with the purpose of repentance, to seek God’s favor to turn hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life, thus bringing an end to abortion.

The 40 Days for Life campaign

40 Days for Life is a community-based campaign that draws attention to the evil of abortion through the use of a three-point program:

Prayer and fasting

Peaceful vigil

Community outreach

40 Days for Life takes a determined, peaceful approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their own neighborhoods, for their own friends and families. It puts into action a desire to cooperate with God in the carrying out of His plan for the end of abortion.


About Brock N. Cordeiro