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This pro-life app is about to throw a BIG wrench into the abortion industry

Fr. Mark Hodges Fr. Mark Hodges

BRYAN, Texas, September 22, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- One of the world’s most successful pro-life organizations at shutting down abortion clinics has just released an app to mobilize pro-lifers to get the job done even better. 

40 Days for Life just released the “40 Days for Life App” (at the App store and on Google Play) to connect pro-lifers around the globe in their efforts to pray, fast, and make around-the-clock vigils at abortion clinics globally. 

“Planned Parenthood and the high-powered abortion industry own a huge financial advantage over even the best-funded pro-life efforts,” said 40 Days for Life President Shawn Carney. But with this app, he said, pro-life grassroots efforts are growing and “that advantage is no longer as formidable as it once was.”

The app comes just in time for the launch of 40 Days for Life’s next campaign that begins September 27th and finishes on November 5th.

40 Days for Life organizers hope the app will connect tens of thousands of activists wanting to end abortion through prayer, fasting, and vigil. The software delivers vigil information locally or anywhere in the world.  It allows prayer volunteers to interact. And, it offers pro-life answers to the most commonly asked questions presented to sidewalk counselors.

“This is a state-of-the-art app that will enable 40 Days for Life campaign teams to better coordinate their peaceful prayer vigils, communicate with volunteers and supporters, and most importantly, to answer the tough questions they often face while participating in their prayerful witness,” Carney said. 

The mobile app is a free download at 40daysforlife.com/app.  

A major feature of the app is an entire section of responses to abortion arguments. 

“With more than 750,000 participants worldwide over the last 10 years, we have seen and heard everything on the sidewalk,” Carney said. “This new app will be a great free tool for those on the sidewalk, at work or in church who want to get more people involved in the pro-life movement.”

Another feature of the mobile app is breaking news reports. Highlighted will be abortion businesses closing and abortion workers quitting the industry. Devotionals will be included, too. Action alerts will help mobilize pro-lifers.

40 Days for Life is one of the most successful ongoing pro-life campaigns since the infamous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion throughout all nine months of pregnancy, for any reason. 

The organization’s name comes from the Bible where God used the period of 40 days as a time of judgment or testing, such as when God remade the earth during the great flood that was caused by 40 days of rain or when Jesus was in the wilderness for 40 days and overcame temptation. 

Campaign organizers say this year’s event is expected to be the largest gathering of pro-life intercessors since the vigil began in 2004.

“We are very excited about the largest 40 Days for Life campaign ever,” 40 Days for Life President Shawn Carney told LifeSiteNews in a recent report. Carney said the campaign will be in 375 cities around the world. 

“We have now seen 89 abortion facilities close their doors,” he said. 

Pro-lifers can check the 40 Days for Life website for the location of a vigil in their area. The website may also be used by those wanting to apply to lead a 40 Days for Life vigil in their community.

A special “kick off” is planned for Sunday, September 24, in Philadelphia. Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life and many other pro-life leaders will take part at the event beginning at 3:30 PM in Sister Cities Park, 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Details can be found here

Hawkins called 40 Days for Life “one of the most effective ways for our movement to abolish abortion.”

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