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October 22, 2021
Contact:  Mary Clark, Cincinnati Campaign Leader


In the last few years sidewalk chalk drawings and pro-life phrases have become a way to bring the truth to passersby who might not give much thought, if any, to the hidden life of the unborn or the turmoil caused in the lives of the women and families of the babies in danger of abortion. A few days ago, a visual representation of the beauty of the unborn was depicted on the sidewalk near the Planned Parenthood entrance. Vigil participants there that day admired the artistry and even a person who said he was “on the other side” told us that he thought anyone who would spend time creating such art and those who took the time to come to give public witness, impressed him as people who had deeply held beliefs in the pro-life cause. It seemed he admired our fervor. (Photo titled “Sidewalk Chalk Drawing of the Unborn” can be viewed from the “Resources” list on our website.)

Although our discussion with him was civil, unfortunately, he continued to assert that he thought abortion should still be allowed up to the point of “viability.” He has bought into the lie that the mother alone should decide the child’s fate. Maybe if he had witnessed a woman who had come to the facility earlier that same day desperate to obtain an abortion (and thinking she could get one immediately that day – a Sunday), he would realize that legalized abortion is not a loving way to deal with any real or imagined problems. It is a terribly evil choice that helps no one.

Pray for this man and woman and thousands of others that the Holy Spirit convict them with the humanity of the unborn and the need to support the women and families who have been told and believe that places like Planned Parenthood are their salvation. Pray that instead we have the opportunity to direct them toward the real Christ-like material and spiritual help they will receive at pregnancy help centers. You can download our pregnancy centers sheets from the list of “Resources” on our website.

Except for one hour next Thursday, all our vigil hours are minimally covered at this time. But we need more than one or two persons praying each hour during the remainder of the campaign. Help us increase our participation by signing up for prayer hours on our website, www.40daysforlife.com/cincinnati, or contacting me to schedule times.

Upcoming Event - Closing Day Prayer of Thanksgiving - Sunday, October 31 at 2pm. See details at www.40daysforlife.com/cincinnati under LOCAL EVENTS

Known churches and group affiliations of our participants
Please let me know if your affiliation is not listed, whether you come to pray as an individual or with a group.

All Saints Parish, Guilford, IN

All Saints Parish, Kenwood

All Saints Parish, Walton, KY

Archdiocese of Cincinnati Respect Life Office

Blessed Sacrament Parish, Ft. Mitchell, KY

Cristo Rey, Florence, KY

Grace Fellowship Church, Ft. Thomas, KY

Guardian Angels Parish, Cincinnati

Helpers of God's Precious Infants

Holy Cross Parish, Covington, KY

Holy Spirit Parish, Newport, KY

Holy Trinity Parish, Norwood

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Anderson Twp.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Burlington, KY

Life’s 5th Quarter

Mariemont Community Church

Mary's Mantle

Old St. Mary Parish, Cincinnati

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Cincinnati

Our Lady of the Visitation Parish, Cincinnati

Pregnancy Center East

Rising Sun Church of Christ, Rising Sun, IN

Sacred Heart Parish, Cincinnati

Seminarians from Mt. St. Mary Seminary, Cincinnati

St. Andrew Parish, Milford

St. Ann Parish, Groesbeck

St. Anthony Parish, Taylor Mill, KY

St. Antoninus Parish, Cincinnati

St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Ft. Thomas, KY

St. Columban Parish, Loveland

St. Columbkille Parish, Wilmington

St. Dominic Parish, Delhi

St. Edmund Campion Academy

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Milford

St. Gertrude Parish, Madeira

St. Henry Parish, Erlanger, KY

St. Ignatius of Loyola, Monfort Heights

St. John the Baptist Parish, Colerain Twp.

St. John the Evangelist Parish, Deer Park

St. Joseph Parish, Cold Spring, KY

St. Joseph Parish, Crescent Springs, KY

St. Joseph Parish, North Bend

St. Lawrence Parish, Lawrenceburg, IN

St. Margaret of York Parish, Loveland

St. Margaret - St. John Parish, Madisonville

St. Mary Parish, Alexandria, KY

St. Mary Parish, Arnheim

St. Mary Parish, Aurora, IN

St. Mary Parish, Hyde Park

St. Nicholas Parish, Sunman, IN

St. Paul Parish, Florence, KY

St. Philip the Apostle Parish, Morrow

St. Philip Parish, Melbourne, KY

St. Pius X Parish, Edgewood, KY

St. Susanna Parish, Mason

St. Teresa Parish, Bright, IN

St. Timothy Parish, Union, KY

St. Thomas More Parish, Withamsville

St. Vincent Ferrer Parish, Kenwood

Vineyard Church Northwest