Families help kick off 40 Days for Life

Photos by Doug Deas: Mothers and fathers bear silent witness with their children, along with grandparents and concerned community members, as they pray and protest against abortion.

CHARLESTON—People pray for an end to abortion in front of the Charleston Women’s Medical Center during the 40 Days for Life kick-off ceremony held there on Sept. 21. The event included a talk by Shawn Carney, who co-founded the 40 days event, which includes prayer and fasting, round-the-clock peaceful vigils, and door-to-door outreach to end abortion. 40 Days for Life runs across all 50 U.S. states plus 23 other nations from Sept. 28 to Nov. 6. To participate in a vigil in Charleston, Columbia or Greenville, visit 40daysforlife.com.

Photos by Doug Deas: Parents stand with their children in silent witness against abortion, along with grandparents and concerned community members as they pray and protest to end abortion.