40 Days for Life Pro-Life Campaign Results in Saving 138 Babies From Abortion
by Steven Ertelt
October 5, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The national 40 Days for Life campaign continues producing live-saving dividends for the hundreds of cities where local pro-life people are praying and helping women outside abortion centers find alternatives. Organizers say that they can confirm 138 babies have been spared from abortion so far.
"Thus far during this current 40 Days for Life campaign, we have reports of 138 lives that have been saved from abortion — that we know of," organizer Shawn Carney said in an email to LifeNews.com and participants.
Carney shared the story of a couple in Las Vegas, Nevada who decided against an abortion after receiving help in the form of a free ultrasound from a neighboring pregnancy center.
"The 40 Days for Life vigil in Las Vegas is held outside an abortion center that is on a cul-de-sac," he explained. "Just next to the abortion center is First Choice Pregnancy Center. Anyone going to the abortion facility has to drive right past this pregnancy
"A young couple drove through the parking lot slowly — twice — checking out both First Choice and the abortion center. The second time through, one of the pro-life volunteers told them they could get a free ultrasound at First Choice," he continued. "They accepted the offer, saw the ultrasound — and confirmed to vigil participants that they are choosing life for their child."
The 40 Days for Life team in Niagara Falls, New York is also aware of how their efforts have resulted in saving lives.
Vigil participants prayed as a young woman walked into the abortion business and prayed that she would still find it in her heart to change her mind.
"Then, said one of the volunteers, they watched in amazement a bit later as the woman ‘literally bolted from the facility and ran away.’ She wanted out of there — as quickly as possible," Carney explained. "The vigil participants tried to find out more, so they ran after her. Before they could catch up, a car stopped and picked her up. She did not return."
Meanwhile, the pro-life advocates in Downey, California, have experienced another success — they’ve been able to help save four unborn children from abortion.
"We had one woman and two couples change their minds and left the abortion site with peaceful faces," said Patti in Downey. "Praise God for them — and for the young woman the previous day who changed her mind."
That’s four babies saved in Downey, "and our team is rejoicing," Patti says, adding that the word is getting out and more people are coming to stand and pray.
"It is our first campaign and the Lord is moving before us," she said. "The church is opposing the gates of hell … and some day this abortion site will be closed."
And in Nashville, Tennessee, Carney says a bleak time of many abortion customers turned into a time of rejoicing.
"It was a busy day at the abortion center — cars started streaming into the parking lot at 7 am and volunteers counted more than three dozen clients entering the building," he shared. "It just seemed bleak. No one wanted to talk. No one wanted to take any of the prayer volunteers’ pro-life literature."
Later that day, though, their prayers were answered.
"A mom and her daughter came out the door with the young girl’s ultrasound picture," said Marilyn, a participant. "She was smiling at me and said, "You keep praying! I’ve decided to keep my baby."
Related web sites:
40 Days for Life – https://40daysforlife.com
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