ANTI-ABORTION PICKETERS ASK PEOPLE TO PRAY FOR LIFE
Take a drive to Timber Fall Lane in Myrtletown and you may see a sign that reads: “pray to end abortion.”
"Our hope is to stop abortion,” Picketer Judy Frey said.
For 40 days, picketers will be on the sidewalk from 7 a-m to 7 p-m. Picketers will be seen sitting and standing holding signs and praying March 24.
It’s a worldwide campaign and continues to grow each year.
"This is the first time they've been up here, in Humboldt county," Planned parenthood Public Affairs Director Tia Caratelle said.
She adds that for the most part, it’s been a peaceful protest.
"i think it's slightly intimidating and that's why they do it."
Passerby’s look at the signs. Some give their opinion. This one calls the picketers ignorant among other things.
“I hope you have a terrible day,” one passerby said.
But Fry takes this as an opportunity to pray more.
"People that disagree with us, I would just silently keep in prayer,” Frey said.
Planned parenthood supporters are taking it as an opportunity to give back to the non-profit. So far, supporter have donated $3,000 that will go toward helping the non-profit’s patients.
"So people can call and make a one time donation or pledge to donate everyday there's a picketer."
The 40 days for life website states that their campaign has helped save 23 lives.
“Even if we just stop one that's all we need," Frey said.
Pro life, or pro choice— there will be picketers for 37 more days on Timber Fall Lane.