40 Days for Life Campaign Has 253 Babies Saved From Abortion

National   |   Shawn Carney   |   Apr 4, 2011   |   11:11AM   |   Washington, DC

Mondays are the best days during the campaign. Monday means that it’s time to report the number of saves. So here’s some good news to start your week.

Thus far in the current 40 Days for Life campaign, there have been 253 babies saved from abortion — that we know of! It’s the “that we know of” part that gives me the greatest hope. Who knows but the Lord Himself how many lives have been saved because Planned Parenthood can’t find an abortionist in Columbia, Missouri, where a 40 Days for Life vigil is going on? Abortions have not taken place there since January!

Who knows how many lives have been spared because Golden Gate Health Care closed its abortion centers in San Francisco and San Mateo, where 40 Days for Life vigils have been held? They locked the doors right before this campaign began – and have thus far not been able to re-open!

The bottom line is that prayer works! Thank you for all your prayers — and thanks to our all-merciful God for these glorious blessings!

A couple had been struggling with their decision regarding their unplanned pregnancy, and after discussing it for a few weeks had decided to have the abortion.

“They actually walked past the abortion center at first because they didn’t know exactly where it was,” said Patti. But because of that, they also walked past the four people who were praying outside as part of the 40 Days for Life vigil.

They eventually found the entrance and went it.

But they walked out a short time later and had a message for the people praying: “We didn’t do it!”

They said the sight of people praying was the sign they were looking for to help them decide to keep their baby.

“This baby was saved just because of a peaceful and prayerful presence,” said Patti. “Praise God!”

Michigan is taking an abortion center owner to court — the owner of the facility where the 40 Days for Life team in Southfield is holding its vigil.

According to media reports, the owner has been accused of operating without the proper license. The state says the center still performs abortions, even though its license expired last summer.

It’s not clear yet what the state will do. So please keep the Southfield team in your prayers as their vigil outside Womancare of Southfield continues.

“We must praise God at all times,” said Ernie in Pensacola.

One day recently, several 40 Days for Life vigil participants reported that eight moms left the American Family Planning abortion facility — on an abortion day — without having abortions.

“We don’t know exactly what was going on to make all these parents leave the facility at one time and not go through with the abortion,” he said, “but we must all now pray that they may choose life for their babies and not return.”

Above all, Ernie said, “we know that God is working marvelous deeds among the staff and clients of the two abortion facilities here in Pensacola, and we know that it is your persistent, peaceful, prayerful presence in front of these two places of death that is making all the difference!”

The same goes for every other 40 Days for Life vigil location as well — in nine different countries, all around the world.