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Students Make a Statement for Life
Everest Collegiate High School joins “40 Days for Life” prayer vigil at local abortion clinic

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Everest students are among the crowd at the pro-life prayer vigil in Clarkston, Michigan.

Clarkston, Michigan, September 29, 2010 -- When the Women’s Clinic Group opened in July, 2010, on Sashabaw Road in Clarkston, Michigan, about two miles from Everest Collegiate High School, the school’s newly formed Pro-life Club members knew they had a mission.

Students began organizing regular prayer vigils at the clinic to provide silent witness to the evil of abortion.  They recently joined members of the “40 Days for Life” program on Tuesday, September 28, to do just that.  According to Oakland Press newspaper in Oakland County, Michigan, the Women’s Clinic Group is one of 238 locations around the world where 40-day prayer vigils are currently taking place.)

Everest Collegiate High School junior Miranda Ferguson said she thinks the prayer effort helped raise awareness in the local community. “I don’t think a lot of people noticed this was an abortion clinic, but with so many of us here, with these signs and even in the rain, the awareness has heightened and things will probably change soon.”

Carolyn Mansour, Theology Teacher at Everest Collegiate and supervisor of the school’s Pro-life Club, said, “This is one of those events that you wish everyone could be at. Prayer is a powerful thing.”

Other events planned for the Everest pro-lifers include helping with and/or attending the annual Pro-Life Youth Conference held in the Detroit area, now in its 8th year, tentatively set for March 12, 2011. The group also hopes to attend the 2011 March for Life in Washington DC.

Mansour and the Everest students ask you to keep in your prayer their intentions regarding an end to abortion and the light of grace for the women, family members, employees of these clinics and any persons who seek and support abortion.



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