Participants pray during a candlelight vigil near the Albany Medical Surgical Center (Family Planning Associates), in Chicago to launch he 40 Days for Life Prayer Campaign on Sept. 24. Through Nov. 2, there will be 40 days of continuous prayer on the sidewalk at this site. The prayer campaign is part of a national effort taking place in more than 170 cities that involves 40 days of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil and community outreach. The purpose is to bring an end to abortion in Chicago and across America.
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