For Immediate Release
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Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, will travel through North and South Carolina this weekend with a leader of 40 Days for Life, the semi-annual campaign that has pro-lifers praying outside abortion mills all across the country during Lent and Advent.
Father Frank was the first national pro-life leader to endorse, promote, and participate in 40 Days for Life, and helped transition it from a local to a national – and now global – initiative.
This weekend, Father Frank will pray and preach at several stops, accompanied by Matt Britton, chairman of the board for 40 Days.
The weekend will begin with a prayer vigil at 9 a.m. ET Saturday, March 14, in front of Planned Parenthood at 1312 Ashley River Road, in Charleston, S.C.
At 2 p.m. the pair will be in Columbia, S.C., for a rally to mark the midway point of the 40 Days campaign. The rally will be at First Presbyterian Church, 1324 Marion St.
On Saturday evening, at 7 p.m., Father Frank and Mr. Britton will be in Greenville, S.C., for a prayer vigil in front of the Greenville Women’s Center, 1142 Grove Rd.
Greenville was caught short when state inspectors came to call in 2015. An order of suspension was issued after investigators found that the killing center violated the state’s Woman’s Right to Know Act, was guilty of keeping incomplete medical records and improper disposal of medical waste. The abortion seller allegedly cleaned up its act and was able to remain open.
But the abortion business made headlines again in 2018 when pro-lifers videotaped employees carrying the bodies of abortion victims to private vehicles, driving them to a gas station and then transferring the bodies to a medical waste hauler. The business was fined $19,000 for those antics.
On Sunday the pair will head over the border to North Carolina.
At noon, Father Frank will pray and preach in front of Planned Parenthood at 3000 Maplewood Ave. in Winston-Salem.
By 3 p.m. he and Mr. Britton will be in Greensboro, N.C., where they will greet 40 Days participants at Destiny Church, 2401 Randleman Rd., before walking to A Woman’s Choice abortion facility at 2425 Randleman Rd. for a prayer vigil.
As described by Operation Rescue, A Woman’s Choice is “a run-down brick abortion business that is located literally in a back alley in Greensboro.” Pro-life activists outside the killing center have twice seen women removed by ambulance.
“I welcome the opportunity to join my prayer to those of 40 Days for Life,” Father Frank said. “Closing down these killing centers is the focus of our work at Priests for Life and at every pro-life organization. Until that day comes, we must continue to pray at these sites. When we do, mothers change their minds and lives are saved.”
Since the Lent campaign began on Feb. 26, 107 babies have been saved.