Vote Life, Canada! is urging Canada’s Catholic bishops to join the 40 Days for Life Campaign, which was launched in the United States Sept. 26 and will run until Nov. 4.
The 40 Days for Life movement includes prayer and fasting along with peaceful vigils at abortion facilities. The vigil is a quiet prayerful presence. No graphic signs are allowed and every participant must sign a Statement of Peace, which gives rules for maintaining a law-abiding, respectful vigil.
Parishes in 80 U.S. cities and 33 states have signed on.
"A nationwide, curbside effort to invoke conversion, forgiveness and prayer for participants, providers and supporters of abortion could very well turn the tide of legalized child-killing in our nation," said Eric Alcock, president of Vote Life, Canada! in a press release.
Alcock hopes Canadian bishops will formally organize Canada's own 40 Days for Life in the future.
For information, go to: www.40daysforlife.com/