Skip to comments.Planned Parenthood launches ‘40 Days of Prayer’ for abortion
Posted on 04/11/2012 5:29:21 PM PDT by Morgana
EUREKA, California, April 11, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - 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 SRPPs 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 Parenthoods 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 Parenthoods latest tactic to Nazi Germanys attempts to use religion to dehumanize the portions of society they sought to exterminate.
Planned Parenthoods 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 LifeSiteNews.com that the counter-campaign wasnt 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 Gods image and likeness, he said. They certainly wouldnt be doing this if 40 Days for Life wasnt 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.
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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.
Honest to Zeus a lightening bolt should smite them!
“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’.
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.
God answers every prayer, so He will answer that one. But I don’t think they’ll like the answer.
What a crock. There is no logic in praying to the Giver of life to help someone kill an unborn spirit. Idiots.
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.
Yeah, I was kinda wondering that, too...
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