“The Beginning of the End of Abortion”
October 22, 2014 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – (Cincinnati, OH): Steve Karlen, the North American outreach director of the peaceful, prayerful, effective 40 Days for Life project, will tell the story of this groundbreaking effort in Cincinnati on Friday, October 24.
Karlen will be speaking from 12:30-1:30pm in front of Planned Parenthood, 2314 Auburn Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45219, as part of his tour of regional 40 Days for Life locations. He will also stop in Sharonville this Friday at 9:30 a.m.
“People in Cincinnati have made extraordinary sacrifices to expose the abortion industry and to protect pre-born children and their mothers from abortion,” Karlen said. “I’m honored to be able to join these folks in prayer. Their efforts illustrate why we’re seeing historic changes – more mothers choosing life, more abortion workers experiencing conversions and leaving the abortion industry, and more abortion centers closing their doors for good.”
“We are tremendously pleased that Steve will be here to support our 40 Days for Life effort,” said Mary Clark, spokesperson for the local 40 Days for Life campaign in Cincinnati. “He’s an energetic, enthusiastic speaker and we know he will be an inspiration. He will also be bringing with him copies of the 40 Days for Life book for purchase. This book contains many moving stories of conversions motivated by this wonderful prayer campaign.”
Cincinnati is one of 298 communities around the world conducting simultaneous 40 Days for Life campaigns from September 24 through November 2.
40 Days for Life is an intensive campaign that focuses on 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion, peaceful vigil at abortion facilities, and grassroots educational outreach. Since 40 Days for Life began, 8,968 mothers have chosen life for their children; 101 abortion workers have quit their jobs; and 50 abortion centers where 40 Days for Life vigils have been held have gone out of business.
Karlen currently serves as 40 Days for Life’s North American outreach director, traveling to cities in the United States and Canada to support local 40 Days for Life efforts.
He previously led local 40 Days for Life campaigns in Madison, Wisconsin. In 2009 and 2010, he helped lead a volunteer effort that was organized to prevent the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics from opening up a late-term abortion center near the campus in Madison. After a grueling 16 month campaign, the university health system cancelled its abortion plans, later citing the work of Karlen and his team as the reason for making that decision.
To learn more about 40 Days for Life, visit: www.40daysforlife.com.