Two weeks to Winter ’15 40DFL; sign up now

The 2015 winter (let’s not call it spring this year) 40 Days for Life campaign begins in less than two weeks. I’ve written at length about New Hampshire campaigns before and will surely do so again. For now, though, this is just a tap on the shoulder: you can sign up now for vigil hours.

Opening rally in Manchester: Monday, February 16, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Ste. Marie’s. Guest speaker: Sister Mary Rose Reddy, whose work for New Hampshire children extends from sidewalk witness outside Greenland’s abortion facility to working with troubled students from schools in her community.

I’m down for 7 a.m. once a week in Manchester, and I’d welcome company in prayer and commitment to peaceful pro-life witness. Remember, whatever hour you choose, yours may be the only peaceful life-affirming presence the workers, neighbors and abortion-minded women will see that day.

True, there are no clients showing up at Planned Parenthood at that hour. Workers at the facility have obviously been warned not to engage with pro-lifers. Neighbors sometimes come over to ask what we’re doing – an opportunity for calm discussion, in my experience.

The so-called “buffer zone” law in New Hampshire is still not in effect. Even if it were, 40DFL would still go on at the nearest lawful location – across the street, for example.

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Author: Ellen Kolb

New Hampshire-based writer, activist, hiker.