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National prayer campaign aims to end abortion

ATLANTA—In the Bible, the time frame of forty days is often one of transformation. Forty-day periods set Noah, Moses, the disciples of Jesus and others on paths that changed the world.

The national organization 40 Days for Life uses that spiritual tie in both its name and approach with the goal of ending abortion through prayer and peaceful vigil.

40 Days for Life observes two campaigns of forty days each year, one of which is now taking place from Sept. 25 through Nov. 3. The other observed each year coincides with Lent. The first campaign took place in 2004 on the local level in Texas and expanded to a national campaign in the fall of 2007. This fall vigils are taking place in over 300 cities.

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