Attleboro 40 Days for Life campaign suspended

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ATTLEBORO, Mass. — Ron Larose, local coordinator for the Attleboro 40 Days for Life campaign in the diocese, has announced that the national 40 Days for Life campaign has suspended all prayer vigils outside abortion clinics, effective immediately.

“In the interest of safety and the health and well-being of all 40 Days for Life participants, all local campaigns should suspend their prayer vigils outside the abortion clinics immediately, Larose wrote in an email. We encourage all of you keep praying as you have been for the cause of life, but also for all those impacted by this great national crisis cause by the Covid-19 virus.

Shawn Carney, president and CEO of the national 40 Days for Life campaign, issued the following statement:

“It's with a heavy heart that I have decided to end the public vigil portion of the spring 40 Days for Life campaign effective immediately due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

“For the remainder of the campaign, we will continue the daily emails on what has happened this campaign. During the remaining days of the campaign, we will unite in prayer, fasting, and Spiritual union to pray for an end to abortion and this pandemic.”

The 24th consecutive 40 Days for Life campaign in the Fall River Diocese began February 26 and was scheduled to conclude April 5 outside the Four Women Clinic, 150 Emory Street in Attleboro, just one mile from La Salette Shrine. The peaceful vigil is held in the public right-of-way known as Angell Park, just outside the facility.



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