Archive for September, 2011

On Wednesday 28th September, Birmingham’s first 40 Days for Life began outside the Calthorpe Clinic in Edgbaston, Birmingham. 40 Days for Life, a world-wide pro-life campaign, consists of 40 days of fasting, prayer and vigil and community out-reach in an attempt to save lives and change hearts and minds, as well as offering women real options.

Calthorpe Clinic is one of the biggest abortion clinics in the UK, with an estimated 10 000 abortions being carried out every year.

Although I have always been pro-life, I have never felt the urge to go and stand outside the clinic until I realised, if you want something to change, you have to do something about it. Going to keep vigil does not mean going to protest angrily, harrassing vunerable women. It is an act of love for the babies, their mothers, and the employees of the clinic.

Today, for the first time, I went to the clinic with a friend. We prayed several rosaries, and handed out leaflets in a friendly, peaceful way. I was surprised by the number of women who took a leaflet. I was also suprised by the passers by who showed their support and thanked us, and the taxi driver who called out for us to pray for him.

There are still 38 days of the vigil remaining. Please pray for those people taking park, and for the women going to the clinic. And, if you feel you can, why not come by the clinic for an hour to pray and offer support to the women. Visit http://www.40daysforlife.com/birmingham-uk/ for more information.

 

 

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