Peaceful, prayerful, effective 40 Days for Life campaign to build on successes in Madison Print
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Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- "On September 27, the highly successful 40 Days for Life campaign returns to Madison with 40 days of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil, and community outreach," said Gwen Finnegan, who is coordinating the local campaign.

"We pray that these efforts will help mark the beginning of the end of abortion in the Madison area."

Finnegan said, "We know 40 Days for Life has made a difference in Madison. Our volunteers have made extraordinary sacrifices to expose the abortion industry and to protect children and their mothers from abortion."

Here are just a few of the positive results of previous Madison campaigns:

• Five lives saved from abortion -- that the campaign knows of.

• Twenty parishes from the Diocese of Madison working together to fill vigil hours.

• Countless young mothers referred and sent over to the Women's Care Center.

40 Days for Life is a peaceful, highly-focused, non-denominational initiative that focuses on 40 days of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil at abortion facilities, and grassroots educational outreach. The 40-day time frame is drawn from examples throughout biblical history.

The campaign will feature a peaceful 40-day prayer vigil in the public right-of-way outside Planned Parenthood at 3706 Orin Rd. in Madison. All prayer vigil participants are asked to sign a statement of peace, pledging to conduct themselves in a Christ-like manner at all times.

"40 Days for Life has generated proven life-saving results since its beginning in 2004 in Bryan/College Station, Texas," said Shawn Carney, president of 40 Days for Life.

"During 20 previous coordinated campaigns, 715 communities have participated in this effort. More than 750,000 people -- representing some 19,000 churches -- have committed to pray and fast. And we know of at least 13,305 unborn children whose lives were spared from abortion during 40 Days for Life campaigns," he said.

For information about 40 Days for Life in Madison, visit:

For more information, contact Gwen Finnegan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 608-393-8545.