40 Days for Life!

Iowa Right to Life (IRTL) will be on the right-of-way during the designated dates and times.  Please do not pray alone.  If you plan to join us or pray on another date, please enter your name, date, and time on the 40 DFL calendar.

Wed. 2/22/23 – (10:00 – 11:00)

Tuesday 2/28/23 – (10:00 – 11:00)

Friday 3/3/23 – (11:00 – 12:00)

Tuesday 3/7/23 – (10:00 – 11:00)

Thursday 3/9/23 – (10:00 – 11:00)

Wed. 3/15/23 – (10:00 – 11:00)

Friday 3/17/23 – (11:00 – 12:00)

Tuesday 3/21/23 – (10:00 – 11:00)

Thurs. 3/23/23 – (10:00 – 11:00)

Wed. 3/29/23 – (10:00 – 11:00)

Friday 3/31/23 – (11:00 – 12:00) 

Planned Parenthood has a security guard who monitors our position on the right-of-way.  We honor the limitations and logistics of where we are to pray.

We emulate His peace and love and do not confront.  Refer to the 40DFL – DSM tip sheet for guidance.

We pray in inclement weather.  If there is a threat for severe weather, we will post updates on our social media pages.

Pictures are posted in newsletters and social media.  If you do not agree to photographs, please let the campaign Leader know.

It started with one event over 25 years ago.  It is now the world’s largest grassroots movement to end abortion.  Since it began in 2007, it has expanded nationally and internationally.  There have been 22,829 lives saved, 132 abortion centers closed (13 right here in Iowa) and 247 abortion workers who have walked away from the industry. 

 It is peaceful (unless the other side wants to shout or scream).  It is prayerful.  It is compassionate.  It is a stand for life outside of an abortion clinic.  The 40DFL spring campaign in Des Moines starts tomorrow, Wednesday February 22nd.  We will be there from 10:00 to 11:00, on the right-of-way outside of Planned Parenthood on the Southside of Des Moines.  Other vigil locations in Iowa are Ames, Cedar Rapids, and Iowa City.  The campaign will last until April 2nd, so IRTL has scheduled additional dates and times to be in front of the clinic.  If you would like to join us, go to https://www.40daysforlife.com/en/vigil-search.aspx to find out the other dates and times and put your name on the calendar.  Or contact us if you have any questions.

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