Local Media Cover Pro-Life Prayer WarriorsSaving Babies From Abortion

National   |   Shawn Carney   |   Oct 27, 2013   |   8:04PM   |   Washington, DC

At the start of this campaign, I spoke to a priest after an event. “What a joy to hear about abortion workers converting,” he said. “But when will the media convert?”

While I do believe in miracles, the reality is that the media is not always favorable to pro-lifers. On the other hand, we are seeing great local news coverage of 40 Days for Life events.

TV viewers in many cities are seeing for themselves what 40 Days for Life is — and what it is not. The media is showing the peaceful positive impact the campaigns are having at the local level. Here are two quick examples.

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ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA

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The Rochester 40 Days for Life campaign drew two TV stations – and I’m going to post links to both reports since they feature different angles.

KAAL-TV, the local ABC affiliate, interviewed Paula, the local 40 Days for Life coordinator, who spoke of the silent suffering she experienced after having an abortion when she was 18. “You feel very isolated and alone,” she said.

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A Planned Parenthood representative offered the usual talking points about how “Planned Parenthood does more in one day that=n protesters do in a lifetime.” This, of course, is the organization that aborted 333,964 babies in one year alone.

KTTC-TV, the NBC station in the area, also covered the event, and interviewed Bishop John Quinn of the Winona Catholic diocese. He came to pray with the volunteers – and brought along a group of seminarians, hoping to show these future priests the importance of speaking out on behalf of the babies.

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COLUMBUS, GEORGIA

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In Columbus, the ABC affiliate, WTVM-TV covered the midpoint rally. The Columbus team emphasized all of the positive options women have locally.

“There are other resources available to these women,” said Roberta, a 40 Days for Life volunteer. “There are many people that would love to come alongside these women and help support them through their pregnancy, and help them to make a choice for life for their baby.”

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Roberta added that vigil participants are praying that this abortion business – like 41 others before it where 40 Days for Life vigils had been held – would close its doors forever.

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