'40 Day for Life' campaign seeks to end abortion

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A group hopes to end abortion here in Arkansas once and for good.

    The "40 Day for Life" campaign kicked off across from a West Little Rock abortion clinic Sunday. Organizers say their message is all about making a difference and doing it peacefully.

    A group of about 50 are pledging to spend the next 40 days in prayer to stop abortion. It's a campaign close to the heart of Organizer Kandi Cox.

    "I personally chose abortion and it has been something I've regretted from the day that I chose it." said Cox, who made that decision 22 years ago. "I have six children in my home and there have been times that we have been around the dinner table and noted that we're missing a member and that's tough. It doesn't just affect me, it effects my whole family."

    Cox says the campaign is something they do every year, but with lawmakers trying to pass a bill that would ban most abortions, they have a little more fuel.

    But not every lawmaker is on board.

    "To me it is a very personal decision and should be left to the parents, their doctor and their God," says Fayetteville Representative Greg Leding. He is against the bill that awaits the House chamber.

    It's likely the bill that would ban most abortions after 12 weeks will pass. Cox says she understands the dilemma some face when looking into an abortion, and says it's one of the reasons they're campaigning.

    "We can point them into a direction of help if they choose life for their baby, we can point them to resources to help them financially and also to adoption resources," explains Cox.

    For the next 40 days pro life supporters will be out on the side walk near the abortion clinic praying and fasting. The participants sign a statement of peace, promising to conduct themselves in a respectful manner.

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