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Planned Parenthood launches ‘40 Days of Prayer’ for abortion
Life Site News ^ | 4/11/2012 | Kathleen Gilbert

Posted on 04/11/2012 5:29:21 PM PDT by Morgana

EUREKA, California, April 11, 2012 ( - Although Planned Parenthood has frequently complained of pro-life prayer vigils - particularly the biannual 40 Days for Life Campaign - one California Planned Parenthood affiliate seems to have chosen an unusually direct way of countering such efforts.

Last month, Six Rivers Planned Parenthood (SRPP) of Eureka, California, launched a campaign called the 40 Days of Prayer: Supporting Women Everywhere. The campaign, as noticed by Liberty Counsel, lists 40 different prayers for those involved in the “sacred care” of abortions to continue protecting, providing, and embracing the procedure - including mothers, escorts, abortionists, and everyone involved except the unborn children.

Some examples include Day 14, a prayer for “Christians everywhere to embrace the loving model of Jesus in the way he refused to shame women,” and Day 38, for “a cloud of gentleness to surround every abortion facility. May everyone feel calm and loving.”

The event is scheduled from March 18 to April 27 and includes several local gatherings “in celebration of women and reproductive rights,” according to a press release.

The campaign is being advertised under SRPP’s Clergy for Choice, who bill themselves as “religious leaders who value all human life.” The prayers themselves are credited to Faith Aloud, a “religious and ethical voice for reproductive justice” based in St. Louis.

The event appears to mimic an increasingly prominent thorn in Planned Parenthood’s side.

The 40 Days for Life Campaign, an emphatically peaceful prayer and fasting event in hundreds of cities in the U.S. and around the world, has reported saving at least 5,838 children from abortion, closing 22 abortion clinics, and prompting 69 providers walk away from abortion work since its inception in 2007.

Planned Parenthood affiliates have derided the campaign as “40 days and nights of intimidation and harassment” and routinely encourage supporters to pledge a donation for every new pro-life witness praying outside abortion clinics during the events.

Liberty Counsel likened Planned Parenthood’s latest tactic to Nazi Germany’s attempts to use religion to dehumanize the portions of society they sought to exterminate.

“Planned Parenthood’s attempts to develop a ‘spiritual’ aspect to the pro-abortion argument can seem comparable to the religious leaders in Germany who supported Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. It was wrong then and it is wrong now,” wrote LC in a press release Tuesday.

David Bereit, National Director of 40 Days for Life, told that the counter-campaign wasn’t entirely new.

“Some say that ‘imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,’ but when that imitation is being used to promote the killing of innocent children, we are anything but flattered,” said Bereit.

While he has seen the same “prayers” mockingly displayed outside during 40 Days for Life campaigns,” he said it was the first time he had seen the invocations officially sponsored by a Planned Parenthood affiliate.

“Planned Parenthood has stooped to a new low by exploiting pastors and churches to ‘celebrate’ the slaughter of babies made in God’s image and likeness,” he said. “They certainly wouldn’t be doing this if 40 Days for Life wasn’t having a devastating impact on their abortion business!”

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Nothing worse than evil dressed up as godliness. It's the worst of the worst, like "gay affirming" churches. So who or what are these butchers praying to? Obviously not the real and actual God the author of life.

22 posted on 04/11/2012 7:53:58 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: little jeremiah
The poet William Butler Yeats had a handle on it:

"Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

From "The Second Coming"

These people do not pray to the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost - they worship a god of expedience, a god of hedonism, a god of situational ethics and evanescent quiddities. They are Contra Naturam.

Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

23 posted on 04/11/2012 8:14:01 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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24 posted on 04/11/2012 8:16:36 PM PDT by narses
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To: Morgana

I can imagine their prayer now...

Lord, we have fallen short in our goals here at Planned Parenthood.

We have eliminated the equivalent of all the people of the Netherlands and all the people of Canada, along with the entire populations of the Bahamas and Antigua - yet, we are falling behind in eliminating all those souls you create that we find unappealing and of all those of less worthy races.

Grant us the strength to fulfill Satan’s work.

25 posted on 04/11/2012 8:35:11 PM PDT by DelaWhere (Better to be prepared one year early than one day late!)
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To: narses

Honest to Zeus a lightening bolt should smite them!

26 posted on 04/11/2012 8:47:19 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Wings-n-Wind
Amen ................ FRegards
27 posted on 04/11/2012 8:55:05 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: Morgana

“I knew you from before you were born.”

I’ll bet that bit didn’t show up in any of the PP prayers.

I hear on day 40, they take one of the aborted children and feast on it around a campfire. Sprinkling its blood as a sacrifice to protect the ‘gentle cloud surrounding their clinic of care’.

28 posted on 04/11/2012 9:01:28 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: Morgana

They are directly calling down God, even using Jesus Name. I wonder just how The LORD will answer their “prayers”, if at all? Will He judge them or will He surprise some of them by letting them know how horribly wrong and sinful abortion is, and some be converted? We should pray that the very fact that some of them, who may really not fully understand their sins, who maybe for the first time are addressing God, The LORD might answer, with real truth and light.

29 posted on 04/11/2012 10:44:30 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Morgana

God answers every prayer, so He will answer that one. But I don’t think they’ll like the answer.

30 posted on 04/12/2012 5:44:15 AM PDT by annalex (
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To: narses

What a crock. There is no logic in praying to the Giver of life to help someone kill an unborn spirit. Idiots.

31 posted on 04/12/2012 6:35:58 AM PDT by Monkey Face (A day without sunshine is like night.)
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To: Morgana

I hope and pray that this farce will go over as well as the “I’m proud of my abortion” T-shirts they tried to convince women to wear years ago.

May God show them more mercy than they show to the inconvenient unborn.

32 posted on 04/12/2012 6:05:30 PM PDT by Jvette
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To: Wings-n-Wind
Hmmm.... begs the question.... To whom are they praying....?? ...What spirit are they invoking for intervention...??

Yeah, I was kinda wondering that, too...

33 posted on 04/12/2012 8:05:48 PM PDT by pigsmith (Gun control means using both hands..)
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To: Morgana
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34 posted on 04/15/2012 11:23:07 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Morgana

Charity does not justify compromise
“While Jesus was kind to sinners and to those who went astray, He did not respect their false ideas, however sincere they might have appeared. He loved them all, but He instructed them in order to convert them and save them.

“While He called to Himself in order to convert them, those who toiled and suffered, it was not to preach to them the jealousy of a chimerical equality. While He lifted up the lowly, it was not to instill in them the sentiment of a dignity independent from, and rebellious against, the duty of obedience. While His heart overflowed with gentleness to the souls of good will, He could also arm Himself with holy indignation against the profaners of the House of God, against the wretched men who scandalized the little ones, against the authorities who crush the people with the weight of heavy burdens without putting out a hand to lift them.

“He was strong as He was gentle. He reproved, threatened, chastised, knowing and teaching us that fear is the beginning of wisdom and that it is sometimes proper for a man to cut off an offending limb to save his body. Finally, He did not announce for future society the reign of an ideal happiness from which suffering would be banished; but, by His lesson and by His example, He traced the path of happiness in heaven: the royal way of the Cross.”

Pope St. Pius X
Encyclical Our Apostolic Mandate, (Hawthorne, Vic., Australia: Tenet Books, 1974), pp.21-22

35 posted on 04/20/2012 2:42:01 PM PDT by thesaleboat (Pray The Rosary Daily (Our Lady, July 13, 1917))
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