40 Days for Life Moves Headquarters into Former Planned Parenthood Abortion Center
Contact: Shawn Carney, 40 Days for Life
BRYAN/COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Nov. 6, 2014 /Christian Newswire
/ -- The worldwide 40 Days for Life movement is moving its headquarters into a former Planned Parenthood abortion center in Bryan/College Station, Texas. The pro-life initiative began outside that same facility ten years ago.
"This news shows what God can accomplish when His people pray," said Shawn Carney, campaign director of 40 Days for Life. "More than 6,400 children lost their lives in this building, but God is making 'all things new.' What was once a place of death and despair is now going to be a place of life and hope. We are excited to start using this location to aid the rapid worldwide growth of 40 Days for Life, and to help other cities become abortion-free."
40 Days for Life released this news today through a short video at: 40daysforlife.com/headquarters
Short-term plans include a memorial service for the children lost to abortion inside the building, and tearing down the tall, black iron fence surrounding the property as part of renovations.
The new 40 Days for Life headquarters will be used to help many more communities end abortion. The building will also house Hope Pregnancy Center, an affiliate of CareNet, as they expand their local medical services to include free STD testing. "The partnership between the two organizations demonstrates the close relationship between 40 Days for Life and life-saving pregnancy resource centers," Carney said.
40 Days for Life launched in 2004. Over the last decade, 40 Days for Life has spread to 559 cities across all 50 American states and 27 nations, involving more than 625,000 volunteers.
More than 9,500 lives have been saved from abortion during 40 Days for Life campaigns, and 59 abortion centers have closed following 40 Days for Life campaigns outside their doors, including the one in Bryan/College Station, which was the focus of 13 different 40 Days for Life campaigns.