40 Days for Life is a grass-roots movement to end abortion through prayer and fasting, constant vigil at places where preborn children are aborted, and community outreach to educate and mobilise the public. Nine coordinated national 40 Days for Life campaigns have been conducted since 2007.
Interviews with 40 Days for Life leaders David Bereit and Shawn Carney appeared in the January and February 2009 issues of Catholic World Report, as the movement was beginning to spread rapidly through the United States. Catholic World Report (CWR) recently contacted National Director David Bereit for clarifications about certain recent news reports.
The 40 Days for Life campaign in London has been repeatedly accused in the press of ‘bullying’ or ‘intimidating’ women, even of pointing video cameras at women who go into the clinics. Participants in 40 Days for Life
reply that they must sign a pledge to be non-confrontational. Are the vigils in