40 Days for Life Campaign Sees 107 Unborn Babies Saved From Abortions
by Steven Ertelt
March 1, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Whenever national 40 Days for Life director David Bereit talks about the number of unborn babies saved from abortions because of the campaign, he always adds, "that we know of." That gives Bereit particular pleasure to announced that the latest campaign has spared 107 babies from abortion.
"After all, we really don’t know how many lives have been spared in ways that only God will ever know. We just have to trust Him," Bereit says.
"With that in mind, I can tell you that thus far in this 40 Days for Life campaign … 107 babies have been saved from abortion … that we know of," he told LifeNews.com.
Bereit doesn’t know, for instance, how many abortions were prevented because the abortion facility was closed one day last week in Overland Park, Kansas. Apparently, heating and plumbing problems kept the doors shut all day.
"The place was empty," said Valerie, a local pro-life advocate.
Bereit continued, "Most of the time, we don’t know how many women change
their minds — and simply don’t show up for their abortion appointment."
Judy in La Puente, California said a young man walked up to 40 Days for Life vigil participants to thank them for being there.
"Because he had seen us outside praying, he had the courage to convince his girlfriend not to have an abortion," she said. "You just never know how many
others never get to the abortion site because of our presence. Praise God."
Mary in Everett, Washington noted that last Monday, the abortion facility "wasn’t as busy as I remember on Mondays during the last campaign."
"It’s great news whenever business decreases at the abortion center," Bereit says.
Bereit also noted the latest antics at the abortion center in Fayetteville, Arkansas — the same city where an abortion practitioner said prayer to stop abortions doesn’t work.
"A young man sporting a Mohawk haircut, leather jacket and sunglasses is parading in front of the abortion center with a homemade poster that reads ‘I love abortion,’" he said. "He, too, drew the attention of a local TV station, telling the reporter that pro-life people ‘incite hatred.’"
"The video shows a mom and her two children quietly praying, with other people behind them peacefully standing in prayer as well," he said. "Inciting hatred? Of course not! And anyone watching the newscast could clearly see that."
As for the guy with the ‘I love abortion’ sign — and the other person who joined him later offering ‘free coat hangers’ — vigil participant Christy White simply told the reporter, "We’re just praying for conversion of their hearts."
Bryan Kemper, the president of Stand True, a pro-life group for youth and young adults, said he’s not surprised by the tremendous success of the 40 Days for Life campaign.
"It is obvious that the 40 Days for Life is working as we are seeing the reactions from abortionists, staff and pro-abortion activists," he said.
"In Reno, Nevada, an abortionist got so fed up with the success of the peaceful prayer warriors he decided to run over their signs which have actually been there for a year," Kemper added.
Kemper concluded, "The simple fact is, prayer works! We are seeing the results of this all over the nation as peaceful, prayerful vigils at the abortion mills are saving babies lives and sparing these moms from years of pain and regret."
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