40 Days for Life Founder Meets Baby Saved From Abortion

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 19, 2012   |   12:16PM   |   Washington, DC

Millions of people who are pro-life often wonder whether the things they do to foster protection for unborn children ever pay dividends. Shawn Carney, the founder and campaign director for 40 Days for Life got to experience that joy first-hand when he met a baby whose live had been saved because of the national pro-life prayer event.

“Why bring 40 Days for Life to your city? To save lives,” he said. “Not long ago, our local campaign leader in a suburb of Los Angeles let us know that the abortion facility where she had conducted five 40 Days for Life campaigns had closed down and gone out of business. Praise God.”

“She asked if David Bereit and I could fly out to join the rally outside the now-closed abortion center … and we were thrilled to be able to squeeze in a quick trip to L.A. to join the celebration,” Carney continued. “Little did we realize that we’d get to meet one of the babies saved by their local 40 Days for Life, or that we’d be able to film a short video for you of the experience — including meeting this beautiful baby girl.”

Carney added: “As you watch the video, think about what it will be like when YOU get to meet a child who is alive due to your faithful response to God’s call to “speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.” If you feel led to bring the proven life-saving results of 40 Days for Life to your community this fall — from September 26 to November 4 — learn what’s involved and apply to conduct a local campaign by visiting https://www.40daysforlife.com/apply.”