Lifesite News is reporting that a Planned Parenthood located in Humboldt County, California has begun a prayer campaign mocking the well-known 40 Days for Life campaign, which seeks to save children’s lives from abortion.
The Planned Parenthood effort–named “40 Days of Prayer: Supporting Women Everywhere”–involves the efforts of local clergy who belong to “Clergy for Choice,” which is “an official subcommittee of Six Rivers Planned Parenthood.”
One element in the campaign is a flyer offering prayer intentions for the 40 day campaign. These intentions were authored by another organization named FaithAloud, whose website (faithaloud.org) bills it as “The Religious and Ethical Voice for Reproductive Justice” and says it works toward “Overcoming the Religious Stigma of Abortion and Sexuality.” (Sexuality carries a stigma? Who knew?)
Among the intentions for the individual days are these:
Day 4: Today we give thanks for the doctors who
provide quality abortion care, and pray that they may
be kept safe.
Day 7: Today we pray for the 45 million American
women who have had safe, legal abortions. May they
stand tall and refuse shame.
Day 8: Today we pray for elected ofﬁcials, that they
may always support a woman’s right to make her own
Day 14: Today we pray for Christians everywhere
to embrace the loving model of Jesus in the way he
refused to shame women.
Day 18: Today we pray for all the staff at abortion
clinics around the nation. May they be daily
conﬁrmed in the sacred care that they offer women.
Day 27: Today we give thanks for abortion providers
around the nation whose concern for women is the
driving force in their lives.
Day 34: Today we give thanks for abortion escorts
who guide women safely through the hostile gauntlets
Day 36: Today we pray for the families we’ve chosen.
May they know the blessing of choice.
Day 40: Today we give thanks and celebrate that
abortion is still safe and legal.