Candlelight Prayer Vigil at Planned Parenthood in Sarasota

Join your fellow pro-lifers on April 13 at the Planned Parenthood facility in Sarasota to pray for an end to abortion. Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion provider, performing 36% of all abortions in our nation—over 330,000 each year.

This vigil will include prayer and song and will be one of more than 100 taking place across the country during the Nationwide Pro-Life Candlelight Vigil. It will also serve as the closing ceremony for our Spring 40 Days for Life campaign. 

Event: Planned Parenthood Candlelight Prayer Vigil

When: Saturday, April 13, 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Where: Outside Sarasota Planned Parenthood, 736 Central Ave, Sarasota

We will have 50 Candles, but please come with your cell phones charged in case it is windy and we need to use the flashlights on them.More Info: Contact James Kurt ( 941-371-7339 or Rich at 941-923-752

Note: This is not a protest, but a prayer vigil. Families are encouraged to attend with their children, and people of all faiths will be welcome to join in the prayers.

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1973 Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton Decisions Legalized Abortion in the U.S. for theFull Nine Months of Pregnancy Prior to 1967, abortion was prohibited in all 50 states except when the mother’s life was in danger. Between 1967 and 1973, 18 states added further exceptions, mostly to allow abortion in cases of rape and incest, or for certain limited medical reasons, or on demand (New York). In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court rendered two decisions, Roe v. Wade 1 and Doe v. Bolton 2 which, taken together, have allowed legal abortion on demand at any stage of pregnancy in all 50 states. The two original decisions established legal abortion as follows: In the first three months of pregnancy, no one can interfere with a woman’s decision to abort her child. After the first three months, but before the “viability” of the unborn child, an individual state can enact laws to protect the health of the mother but cannot prohibit the abortion of the unborn child. After “viability” of the unborn child, an individual state can, if it chooses to do so, enact laws to protect the unborn child but abortion must be allowed if the life or “health” of the mother is at stake. The Supreme Court defined “health” as “the medical judgment that may be exercised in light of all factors – physical, emotional, psychological, familial, and the woman’s age –relevant to the well-being of the patient. All these factors may relate to health.” 2 Consequently, the broad definition of “health” has made abortion legal up to the moment of birth.

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