‘40 Days for Life’ fall campaign 
begins September 25

ATTLEBORO, Mass. — The 23rd consecutive 40 Days for Life campaign in the Fall River Diocese will launch on September 25 in Attleboro at Four Women Clinic, 150 Emory Street. The clinic is the only operating abortion center in the diocese.

“We are looking forward to seeing all of our faithful supporters who have joined us in witness and prayer as we begin our 12th year of activity,” said Ron Larose, coordinator for the local campaign since its inception. “We are also looking for new volunteers to join us in this most important work. Please take the time to sign up for a vigil time on our website at www.40daysforlife.com/attleboro.

To coincide with the 40 Days for Life, there are several Pro-Life activities taking place in and around the diocese. 

A National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children will take place on Saturday, September 14 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Memorial to the Unborn in St. Mary’s Cemetery on Towne Street in North Attleboro.

On that day, Pro-Life Americans throughout the country will gather at the gravesites of aborted babies and other memorial sites dedicated in their honor for this seventh annual event.

Solemn vigils will be held at these sites to commemorate the more than 60 million children who have lost their lives to legal abortion since 1973, and to remind our society of the humanity of these precious unborn children. For more information, contact Kathy Hill at 508-397-7280 or email kathyfinnhill@yahoo.com.

A Powerful Pro-Life Prayer Launch will be held on Sunday, September 22 at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 547 Washington Street in Norwood, beginning with a 4 p.m. Mass with Father Michael McNamara, followed by speaker Terry Beatley at 5 p.m.

Beatley is the author of “What if We’ve Been Wrong?” — a fascinating account of her interviews with Bernard Nathanson, the so-called “Abortion King” and founder of NARAL, on his deathbed. Come and learn the inside story of how the abortion industry deceived American women into accepting abortion over the years.

There is no charge for this event and all are welcome. For more information, email annie40days@gmail.com or call 781-769-5398.

The local Attleboro 40 Days for Life will kick-off with a Prayer Service on Saturday, September 28 beginning at 7:30 a.m. in Angell Park (across the street from the Four Women Clinic), followed by an 8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 71 Linden Street.

The Abundant Hope Pregnancy Resource Center of Attleboro will also be hosting its 11th annual “Celebrate Life Fundraising Dinner” on Thursday, September 26 at Lake Pearl Luciano’s in Wrentham. 

Funds raised will allow them to provide counseling, pregnancy tests and ultrasound imaging for those in an unplanned pregnancy. They also offer parenting classes, community referrals, post-abortive healing Bible studies, diapers, wipes and baby gear for families in need. All services are free and confidential.

The center serves southeastern Massachusetts, northern Rhode Island, Cape Cod and the Islands. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.ahprc.org, or call 508-455-0425.

“We extend our heartfelt thanks to all those who have most generously supported us in the past and continue to do so,” Larose said. “God bless you for all you do on behalf of the unborn.”

For more information on 40 Days for Life, visit www.40daysforlife.com/attleboro or email Ron at 40dflattleboro@comcast.net.

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