When 40 Days for Life began (not just here in Bakersfield, but throughout the nation), the guidelines for these vigils always were based upon uninterrupted, non-stop 24 hour prayer vigils continuing for 40 days.
As this video from David Bereit explains, from the beginning, the Knights of Columbus have been especially needed to help with the early morning hours, between midnight and 6 am.
To this day, Bakersfield LifeVigils continue following the standards set by 40 Days for Life, including an all-day all-night vigil schedule.
For over a decade, 40 Days for Life has continued to encourage non-stop 24 hour vigils throughout the nation, as can be seen in this graphic downloaded on February 23, 2019 from https://40daysforlife.com/mission/
As a mother and daughter arrived at Bakersfield’s FPA abortion chamber last Wednesday morning (January 30), Terri Palmquist tried to reach out to them, but the mother shouted angrily at Terri and hurried her daughter up the stairs.
A few hours later, an ambulance arrived at FPA. Soon, the daughter was taken out of FPA on a stretcher, going through the door where women exit after aborting their babies. The mother followed behind, going with her daughter in the ambulance to the emergency room at the nearby Adventist Health Medical Center. For more details on this incident, see the Operation Rescue report Cheryl Sullenger sent out throughout the nation.
On March 6, we hope to begin another 40 day 24 hour prayer vigil outside this notorious killing center (if enough people take 10 minutes to answer our vigil survey — please respond today if you have not yet done so). Please join us in praying that God will use us to help remove this scourge of abortion from our community and nation. We especially need people to pray during the hours before 6 am, so that the vigil can continue without interruption.