40 Days for Life Begins This Week After Saving 9,000 Babies From Abortion

National   |   Sarah Zagorski   |   Sep 22, 2014   |   10:49AM   |   Washington, DC

The 40 Days for Life Campaign starts next Wednesday, September 24th and runs through November 2nd. The campaign is a community based, pro-life approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their neighborhoods.

Since its inception in 2004, 40 Days for Life has seen nearly 9,000 babies saved from abortion, 101 abortion facility workers quit and 57 abortion facilities shut down. Through peaceful prayer, 40 Days for Life works to help women choose life for their children.

emmettOne story about a baby named Emmett (right) from Louisiana demonstrates the impact peaceful sidewalk counselors can have on women.

Mary Nadeau Reed, Special Project Director at Louisiana Right to Life, told LifeNews

“In October 2013, Emmett’s mother was being pressured to have an abortion. She scheduled an appointment at the abortion facility in Metairie, but when she arrived she was surprised to find people standing peacefully outside. One woman handed her some materials and told her she’d be praying for her and her baby. Emmett’s mother left that day and eventually decided not to have the abortion.

Today, Emmett and his mom are happy and healthy. But if it had not been for the calm and compassionate presence of those individuals outside the abortion facility that day, Emmett may not be here with us. While they may not know the impact they had that day, they saved Emmett’s life, all because they stepped out of their comfort zone.”

Shawn Carney, the Director of 40 Days for Life, shared more about the upcoming campaign:

“Will your city be the next one to get a sign like the one that was posted on a Planned Parenthood abortion center door recently? The sign announced the facility’s closure!

plannedparenthood131One year ago, volunteers in Hollister, California were gearing up for their first 40 Days for Life campaign in front of the local Planned Parenthood abortion business. Last month — after speculation that Planned Parenthood’s business had been hurt and keeping the facility open could not be justified — they closed their doors! (see right)

Praise God!

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The local leader of that first — and only — 40 Days for Life campaign in Hollister said the number of prayer volunteers may have been small, but they spoke with a strong voice … “and God heard their cry!

People just like those volunteers in Hollister will be out in front of abortion businesses and other Planned Parenthood facilities in 297 locations — cities from coast to coast in the United States and Canada as well as in 11 other countries …

… including first-time campaigns in Mexico, Brazil and Latvia.

Will you join them?

Find the campaign nearest you — then let God use you to show His love and mercy to women (and men) seeking abortion … to the babies scheduled to be aborted … and to the abortion facility workers.”

Find the closest 40 Days for Life campaign by clicking here. Join in with hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers to protect our most sacred gift: the gift of life!