||Laura Karlen, member of the Vigil for Life Board of Directors, signs the UNITED 40 Days for Life tour bus outside the Planned Parenthood clinic in Madison on October 13, while holding her daughter Teresa. To view or purchase photos, go to www.madisoncatholicherald.smugmug.com (Catholic Herald photo/Kevin Wondrash)
MADISON -- At the halfway point of the 40 Days for Life vigil to end abortion, prayer warriors in Madison got a chance to unite themselves to pro-life efforts across the country.
On October 13, the UNITED Bus Tour made a stop outside the Planned Parenthood clinic on Madison’s east side.
The bus is visiting 125 cities over 40 days to bring its message of hope to the communities united in prayer during the vigil, which runs until Sunday, Nov. 6.
40 Days for Life is joined by partner organizations for the tour, such as Pro-Life Wisconsin and Madison’s Vigil for Life.
Signing the bus
As the bus rolled in and parked across the street from the Planned Parenthood facility, many of those gathered to pray and with signs supporting life at all stages walked over to sign their name to the bus.
Their signatures, along with hundreds of others from across the country, show a united effort to end abortion.
People of all ages, including entire families, signed the bus, took pictures of their signatures, and took pictures of themselves by the bus.
Following signing the bus, dozens gathered on the sidewalk outside the clinic for speakers at a prayer service.
The program was led by Steve Karlen, Waterloo resident and North American campaign director for 40 Days for Life.