40 Days for Life Saves 38 Babies From Abortion, Another Clinic Staffer Quits

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 28, 2009   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

40 Days for Life Saves 38 Babies From Abortion, Another Clinic Staffer Quits

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
September 28
, 2009

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The latest 40 Days for Life pro-life prayer campaign is having a great effect as 38 babies have reportedly been saved from abortions thanks to the efforts of local pro-life advocates. Meanwhile, a second abortion center worker has reportedly quit in Illinois, following one in Bakersfield, California.

Angela Michael, who is leading the campaign in Granite City, Illinois, near St. Louis, says a nurse at the infamous abortion center there left the facility, hugged her. and told her she worked her last day.

“Thank you for praying for me,” she told Angela. “Your witness has been powerful to me. This is my last day! I’m going off to do what real nurses should be doing.”

While Jackie was praying at the 40 Days for Life vigil in New Hampshire, a car slowly pulled up in front of the abortion center and the driver rolled down the window.

“I don’t know what you’re doing here; but whatever it is, it’s working," he said, explaining that the abortion center had let employees go because business was off.

David Bereit, the head of the pro-life effort, emailed LifeNews.com with the latest report.

"Thus far in this fall 40 Days for Life campaign, we’ve received reports of 38 mothers who changed their minds and chose life. And of course, those are just the ones we know of," he said.

In Hartford, Connecticut, a pro-life advocate named Al said people were praying at the 40 Days for Life vigil across from the abortion center and a man come over to him to thank him. His niece had been scheduled for an abortion. But after seeing the group praying, she simply could not go through with it.

Bereit talks about another positive result in the nation’s capital.

"In Washington, Dick tells of a young couple who walked into the Planned Parenthood abortion facility. Volunteers at the 40 Days for Life vigil didn’t have much time to talk with them on their way in. But after an hour or so, they came back out," and said they changed their mind about an abortion, he related.

Bereit shared another story from El Paso, Texas.

"The 40 Days for Life team in El Paso received a special blessing. Sandra said a woman drove up to the vigil and wanted to talk about the day she decided not to have an abortion," he said. "At the time, she saw her pregnancy as something that would just get in the way of her promising career."

"But the day of her appointment, people had been praying outside the clinic. When she saw that, she stopped and asked herself, ‘What am I doing here? This is not right,’" he continued. "As she continued her story, the young woman rolled down her car window, pointed to the child in the car seat and began to cry."

“Thanks to you all,” she said, “I have this beautiful son."

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