This piece from Christianity Today, chronicling the surge in pro-life activity around the country has been getting a lot of attention in the past few days. Among the contributing factors are new state legislation, activism and changing opinions.
However, it seems the article is missing two paragraphs, which should have featured the work of 40 Days for Life.
The only reference to the pro-life group started in Texas is a photo credit, which would indicate that the author is at least vaguely familiar with their work.
40 Days for Life has grown from a small local effort to a global effort reaching more than 300 locations in the U.S. and beyond, including the United Kingdom, Australia, Romania, Russia, etc. Their efforts focus upon the simple recommendation of Christ: pray and fast. And the fruits have been abundant.
While some of the closures of abortions clinics have been linked to new legislation, especially in Texas, a majority of them have closed after the prayer and fasting pressure imposed by 40 Day’s peaceful protests.
And while a pro-life surge is great news, it seems important to give credit where credit is due.