While this may seem premature in a wet and chilly June when many of us are dreaming of summer, we would like to remind you all that 40 Days for Life Ottawa will be beginning on September 23, 2010 and lasting until November 1.
40 Days for Life is a 40-day 24-hour prayer vigil outside the Morgentaler Abortion Clinic, located at Bank and Sparks. Teams are invited to sign up for a one-hour slot during the event. Although this vigil is organized by a Catholic organization, uOSFL has always been and remains a non-religious organization; however, even as a non-religious organization, we support the work of 40 Days for Life as it calls constant public attention to the plight of the unborn.
40 Days also offers training for volunteers in ‘sidewalk counselling’, which is engaging the people who are seeking out the Clinic and trying to help them arrive at a better solution than abortion.
If you are a member of a club, group, or organization that supports life, regardless of your religious inclination, consider signing up for 40 Days for Life – your presence is just as important as your prayers.
UPDATE: uOSFL will be particpating in 40 Days for Life every Friday from noon ’til 3pm. If you would like to participate in the vigil but are unable to find a group to attend with, consider coming and standing with us.