September 9, 2022

40 Days for Life fall campaign on Sept. 28-Nov. 6 in Bloomington, Indianapolis

Criterion staff report

40 Days for Life is a campaign of prayer, fasting and peaceful activism held in the spring and fall with the purpose of turning hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life and bringing an end to abortion.

The fall campaign runs from Sept. 28-Nov. 6. Two locations in the archdiocese are participating: Bloomington and Indianapolis.

As The Criterion went to press, Indiana’s near-total abortion ban was set to go into effect on Sept. 15, although that date was under question due to a possible injunction as a result of a lawsuit co-filed by Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union.

“We had already decided to have the campaign before that [lawsuit] came out,” said 40 Days for Life Indianapolis co-coordinator Linda Kile. “So if an injunction is issued, we still need to be there for women.

“And even if there’s no injunction, women will still show up and need to know where to go for help. Plus they will still offer birth control services and possibly abortion referral services that continue the culture of death.”

Following is information on the Bloomington and Indianapolis campaigns.

Bloomington: The campaign will take place in front of the Planned Parenthood facility at 421 S. College Ave. Parking is available at the meters along the street at $1 per hour. Do not park in the Planned Parenthood parking lot.

To sign up, go to

For more information, contact Deacon Russell Woodard at 812-988-6995 or e-mail

Indianapolis: The campaign will take place in front of the Planned Parenthood facility at 8590 Georgetown Road. Parking is available along Georgetown Road; do not park in the Women’s Care Center parking lot or at the industrial complex across from the Planned Parenthood facility.

The Indianapolis campaign will have an opening event at St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 7575 Holliday Dr. E., in Indianapolis, from 2-3 p.m. on Sept. 25, with guest speaker Mary Carmen Zakrajsek of Students for Life of America.

The Knights of Columbus will hold a 12-hour overnight vigil in front of the Planned Parenthood facility starting at 7 p.m. on Oct. 14. All are welcome to join.

A closing rally will take place on Nov. 6 in front of the Planned Parenthood facility from 2-3 p.m.

To sign up, go to

For additional information, contact Tim O’Donnell at 317-372-0040 or e-mail

To find other 40 Days for Life campaigns outside of the archdiocese, go to and select “Locations.” †

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