BIRMINGHAM, Ala., — Tuesday at 6:30 PM, a coalition of pro-life leaders and organizations within the Birmingham community will conduct the 40 Days for Life Fall Candlelight Kickoff directly in front of Birmingham’s Planned Parenthood.
Though Planned Parenthood is known as the city’s last abortion clinic, the facility has not performed abortions for nearly nine months and was actually shuttered for the first part of the year, when staff members were found to be selling illegal prescription medicine in the parking lot.
Even with the temporary closure, the Birmingham pro-life community has maintained a prayerful presence on the public sidewalk, and will continue to do so Tuesday evening, when they gather with candles and songs of worship to begin their 13th consecutive 40 Days for Life Campaign.
The Birmingham campaign will join nearly 300 other cities – in 13 countries – for forty consecutive days of prayer, fasting, and peaceful pro-life outreach.
Ed Carrick, the local Campaign coordinator, says, “Every time we hold a 40 Days for Life campaign, God moves. We have seen babies’ lives saved. We have seen mothers and fathers find new hope. We have even seen the doors of this abortion clinic shut temporarily. That’s the power of prayer, and it is why we continue to hold these dedicated campaigns twice a year.”
The Fall Candlelight Kickoff begins Tuesday at 6:30 PM, on the sidewalk of Planned Parenthood (located at 1211 27th PL S). Local pro-life leaders and clergy include:
- Bishop Emeritus David Foley, Birmingham Catholic Diocese
- Ed Carrick, 40 Days for Life
- Jim & Joy Pinto, Her Choice Birmingham
- Pastor Paul Lett, Harvest Center Church
- Father Michael Adams, St. Stephen’s Catholic Church
- Father Bill Lucas, Holy Infant of Prague Catholic Church
- Natalie Brumfield, Bound4Life and
- Sarah Howell, CEC For Life
For more information on the local campaign, click here.