We read with interest a Letter to the Editor, (“Extremists aplenty,” March 6), realizing that it must have been written by someone with secondhand information about the 40 Days for Life prayer volunteers at our local abortuary, Planned Parenthood.
We are fortunate to have local residents with deep convictions about the crisis of abortion in our community.
As one of these volunteers, I know that we have signed Statements of Peace to keep us mindful of our respect for all life, and especially the preborn, their mothers and others who are affected by their birth. We are cross-denominational adults who agree to a daily peaceful, silent prayer vigil this spring.
In the past three years, we have had 40 Days of Life prayer vigils at the same location in the fall. It all depends upon the availability of local individuals. Although we use materials from a national organization, we initiate the contact when there is sufficient interest here at home.
For information, just contact http://www.40daysforlife.com.