’40 Days for Life’ Campaign Underway

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The internationally coordinated campaign 40 Days for Life, which aims to protect the unborn through prayer and fasting, community outreach, and a peaceful all-day vigil in front of abortion clinics, is underway in communities across the United States and abroad, including in San Diego and Imperial Counties.

A hallmark of the campaign, which runs from Sept. 22 through Oct. 31, is a round-the-clock prayer vigil on the public sidewalk outside of an abortion clinic. Locally, such vigils are taking place at several locations, including the College Area, downtown San Diego, Mira Mesa, El Cajon, Vista and South Bay.

The campaign began in Escondido on Saturday, Sept. 25, at St. Mary’s Church with a morning Mass, celebrated by Father Scott Herrera. Later that morning, faithful turned out to pray the rosary in front of the Planned Parenthood office.

For more information about 40 Days for Life and about vigils near you, visit

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