40 Days for Life Celebrates Planned Parenthoods Closing

National   |   Shawn Carney   |   Mar 13, 2012   |   10:57AM   |   Washington, DC

We start the second half of this 40 Days for Life campaign with HUGE news — and amazing proof that God is at work through your efforts!

This short video documents the historic closure of a Planned Parenthood center on the very day it went out of business following the first — and ONLY — local 40 Days for Life campaign held outside its doors.

It gets better — this local 40 Days for Life campaign was led by the woman who managed that Planned Parenthood center for more than 17 years!

You will hear from her in this short video. You’ll also learn about ANOTHER Planned Parenthood facility that closed the same day — following a local 40 Days for Life campaign in the public right-of-way outside.


Marie in Stafford says the 40 Days for Life vigil there takes place outside a small Planned Parenthood office.

“We have no opportunity to interact with clients unless they come up to us, which never happens,” she said. “I’m sure some of our volunteers wonder if we are making a difference.”

But Marie knows that isn’t the case at all. A woman — she thinks it was the center’s director — came out at the end of the day. As she drove past the volunteers who were praying, she rolled down her car window and called out, “GO HOME!”

“Thank you, Lord, for the evidence that we are making an impact,” Marie said. “They do feel our presence inside that clinic!”


As Beth and James were ending their prayer time at the 40 Days for Life vigil in Tempe, a young woman drove up and spoke with them.

“Thank you for what you are doing,” she said. “The mother of my baby was a victim of incest.”

There were tears in her eyes, and her voice was shaking. “If she had listened to people,” she said, “I would not have my beautiful son. To think that his life and the lives of other babies are not of value — that’s just wrong.”

“She thanked us again,” Beth said, and they prayed for God’s blessings for the woman and her son.

LifeNews.com Note: Shawn Carney is the campaign director for the 40 Days for Life pro-life prayer campaign against abortion. He is the director of the Coalition for Life.