April 13, 2012
A local Planned Parenthood in California has launched a prayer campaign in support of abortion called "40 Days of Prayer: Supporting Women Everywhere," which some say mocks the pro-life "40 Days for Life" campaign that has saved the lives of hundreds of unborn children, CBN News reports. Six Rivers Planned Parenthood in Eureka, Calif., said the event was designed to celebrate "women and reproductive rights." A flyer lists 40 different prayers for those involved in an abortion, including the mothers, their escorts and their doctors. For example, Day 1's prayer is "Today we pray for women for whom pregnancy is not good news, that they know they have choices," Day 34's prayer is "Today we give thanks for abortion escorts who guide women safely through the hostile gauntlets of protesters," and Day 40's prayer is "Today we give thanks and celebrate that abortion is still safe and legal." Mathew Staver of the conservative legal defense group Liberty Counsel said, "As much as they might not like the comparison, Planned Parenthood today is no different than the eugenics promoted by its founder, Margaret Sanger, who advocated the elimination of 'undesirables,' just like the most famous eugenicist, Adolf Hitler."