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Pro-life vigil: Thankful people prayed and cried | Letters

I would like to publicly thank all the 40 Days for Life Prayer Volunteers who gathered from Feb. 13 through March 24 in front of Planned Parenthood on 348th Street in Federal Way.

These individuals came together with a quiet message — peaceful prayers of life and hope, for families and the unborn. They volunteered to stand for life, not to judge, but to support options that raise awareness, prevent regret and promote local resources for mothers and babies.

Can we love both the babies and the mothers? We stood up to say “Yes.”

We have represented the International 40 Days for Life Campaign, joining 300 pro-life vigils all across America and the world. We believe that from conception, each child is endowed with the spark of life and the divine opportunity to grow, thrive and make their mark upon this world.

We believe that allowing a child to grow and to protect his or her right to live is the right thing for our community.

Not a day went by without someone stopping to ask us about 40 Days For Life, and many shared personal stories — some of anguish and others of triumph. True life examples of the adage “Abortion stops a beating heart, and breaks many others.” People prayed with us, cried, and thanked us for being there.

We are so grateful to live in a country where our right to stand up and speak is protected. It is an honor to stand with you, volunteers. We are grateful to our community for acknowledging us with so much awesome feedback. It has been a very successful campaign to promote a culture of life. Will you join us next time?

Teresa Angeles, Federal Way


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