Many people gathered outside of Planned Parenthood in Fayetteville for the kickoff of the 40 Days for Life Campaign. 

Supporters for pro-life will be outside Planned Parenthood for the next 40 days, 12 hours a day, silently praying for life. 

The campaign is the largest internationally coordinated pro-life mobilization, taking place in 44 countries. 

The Dominican Sisters of Mary even made an appearance at the event as they travel acress the world spreading Catholicism. 

These Sisters have made national headlines in their efforts – event as guest on the Oprah Winfrey show to show off their mission.

Discussions of pro-life and pro-choice often cause both sides to speak up. 

“Even though I’m not planning on getting pregnant anytime soon, it is scary to think about I may not have control over my body if outside circumstances were to happen and I wasn’t able to provide for that child,” Fayetteville resident Blair Carver said. 

“We probably have more in common than you think,” Director NWA Catholic Respect Life Council Sheila Pursell said. “We are very pro women. We are very pro the dignity of women and the beauty of women but abortion does not help women. It doesn’t give them a sense of freedom.”

The campaign began in College Station, Texas and has been taking place for the past thirteen years. 

The sisters will be traveling across the globe specifically for the campaign over the next forty days.