40 Days for Life Campaign Saves 148 Babies From Abortion

Opinion   |   Shawn Carney   |   Mar 5, 2012   |   11:39AM   |   Washington, DC

OK, many people dread Mondays. But if you follow these updates, you know Mondays always bring wonderful news to start the week. Thus far during this 40 Days for Life campaign, we know of at least 148 babies spared from abortion!

Praise God!

Here are a few of the stories, starting with a save at one of the most hostile abortion centers in America.


One of the volunteers in Reno headed to the 40 Days for Life vigil — just barely remembering to bring her “I regret my abortion” sign.

“I was praying specifically that God would stir a heart within the building,” she said. There were plenty of distractions. This is the abortion center that blasts foul music over an outdoor sound system, and posts “anti-protester” signs on the fence around the property.

She soon noticed an SUV pulling out of the driveway with a young couple in the front seat. The woman, sitting in the passenger’s seat, was in tears.

The young man driving stopped and rolled down his window. “She didn’t do it,” he said. He told the volunteer, “She saw your sign — and didn’t want to do it.”

“They were both so grateful that we were there praying and sharing our personal hurt,” she said. “I’m so grateful that God can make beauty from ashes.” And, she said, grateful that two first-time vigil participants got to experience God’s saving power through prayer.


One of the prayer volunteers at the 40 Days for Life vigil in Washington watched as a young couple walked into Planned Parenthood. He quickly tried to say a few words as the door was closing.

The young woman seemed interested in what the volunteer was saying, and she glanced back at him — through Planned Parenthood’s glass front doors — several times. But then they disappeared inside.

“A couple of hours later, they came out,” he said. The young woman “told me she changed her mind about having an abortion and will keep her baby.”

A Planned Parenthood escort tried to discourage the couple from talking to him, but finally gave up when it was obvious the young man and woman wanted to take his pro-life information.


Patricia, an Austin prayer volunteer, met a young couple who were seeking an abortion. They told her they really did not want the abortion, but due to their financial situation they felt they had no other choice.

Patricia was able to share information about positive community resources. The couple found one of the recommended heath care providers and made an appointment right away. They were determined that if there was an alternative, they were going to find it.

The couple also picked out a pregnancy resource center and said they would go there immediately after their appointment at the healthcare clinic. They thanked Patricia and drove out of the parking lot.