Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Cuts Hours in Face of Pro-Life Prayer Campaign

State   Shawn Carney   Mar 18, 2014   |   9:59AM    Olympia, WA

Today’s update is from Steve Karlen, our North American outreach director. Steve reports from the state of Washington, where he visited five 40 Days for Life locations – all in one day!

At one stop, he learned some very good news about a Planned Parenthood center that’s decreased its business hours … not once, but twice!

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EVERETT and MARYSVILLE, WASHINGTON
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I met with teams from both Everett and Marysville, where participants ranged in age from little tykes to senior citizens. And they’re making a big impact.

David, the Marysville coordinator, told me the Planned Parenthood there continues to cut the number of days it’s open. They’re down to three days a week now. It had been four days a week for the last year and a half … and five days a week before that.

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RENTON, WASHINGTON
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Christina, the director in Renton, introduced me to some of her best helpers. One woman at the vigil comes to pray three hours a day—all year round. It’s a challenging vigil location—a very busy street with lots of noise – and the abortion facility is set way back. We prayed together and sang Amazing Grace.

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FEDERAL WAY, WASHINGTON
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The Federal Way vigil is at a Planned Parenthood center in front of a strip mall. One business owner in the area has been quite hostile. The good news, however, is that the campaign is definitely growing. Lisa, the local leader, reports that abortions are down around 25% when they are out praying.

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VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON
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The Vancouver team shared stories about their vigil. They told of one man who drove up and said he can’t pass by without shedding tears. Another visitor thanked them because the prayer presence was responsible for her one-and-a-half-year-old baby not being aborted.

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BREMERTON, WASHINGTON
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I concluded my tour of Western Washington with a stop in Bremerton – a great visit with another very determined team of volunteers. Participation in this campaign, I was told, is especially strong this year.

At one of my stops—I won’t say which one to respect her privacy—a woman spoke to me. She talked about how much 40 Days for Life means to her, but couldn’t help but wonder. If people had been there praying years ago, she might not have had her abortion.

Please keep praying – your presence does make a difference!

Thanks to Steve Karlen for today’s update!

LifeNews.com Note: Shawn Carney is the campaign director for the 40 Days for Life pro-life prayer campaign against abortion.