Local Pro-Life Campaign Goes National

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If you drive down 29th street, you will probably notice more people than normal standing outside of the Planned Parenthood.

That is because the Coalition for Life has kicked off its 40 Days for Life campaign. The pro-life campaign focuses on 40 days of prayer and fasting, and offering alternatives to abortion for pregnant women.

Organizers say since 2004, the event has proven successful.

"We saw a huge decrease in local abortion numbers that year. We're hoping for the same here," Shawn Carney with the Coalition For Life said. "We have more women come over and get information and we have sidewalk counselors over there everyday."

A world-wide show on EWTN broadcast the first 40 days for Life Campaign, and since then it is gained national attention.

"We got a great reaction, and our list serve went up," Carney said. "People were hitting our website wondering what this was, and this sparked what ended up being 90 cities across the country that are joining Bryan-College Station for this national forty days for life."

Officials with Planned Parenthood say they will have escorts on hand to help women into the clinic. They say it is business as usual.