199 Babies Spared From Abortion So Far During 40 Days for Life Campaign

National   |   Shawn Carney   |   Oct 13, 2014   |   9:33AM   |   Washington, DC

We are at the halfway point! Have you participated in the 40 Days for Life campaign yet? If not … there is plenty of time. And here’s some motivation.

Halfway through these 40 days of prayer and fasting, we are aware of 199 babies whose mothers chose life at the very last moment!

Here are the stories of just a few of those babies.



Volunteers in Dallas say they have “two jubilant reports” from the sidewalk outside the Planned Parenthood abortion mega-center where the 40 Days for Life vigil is going on.

In one instance, the vigil participants were able to talk to a woman who “just needed someone to help” … and she quickly learned that the help she really needed was not available at Planned Parenthood. One of the volunteers says it brought tears to her eyes when the woman chose life for her child.

A second woman stopped her car near Planned Parenthood when she saw someone with a sign that said “Pregnant? Need help?” The sign also had a phone number … which the woman started to call.

40d26She said she was thinking about abortion – she’d had one before, and now had two children in diapers. Her simple plea: “I need help!” Counselors put her in touch with a pregnancy center that would offer the assistance she – and her baby – would need.


One of the newer volunteers in Portland was able to start a conversation with a young woman who was on her way into Planned Parenthood.

It was her boyfriend who was encouraging the abortion. “She felt she couldn’t take care of another child,” said Therese, the local leader. “She has three children and said she didn’t have enough resources. She was in a tough situation.”

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The volunteers told her there were many types of help available, and that the older children would love their new baby brother or sister. “After some more encouragement, she was showing us pictures of her other children,” Therese said. “And smiling!”

She then left … knowing where she could find help and support following her decision to reject abortion.


Baltimore volunteers watched a woman leave the abortion center after having been there for four hours. Usually, that’s bad news. But in this case, the woman walked up to the people praying outside and said, “I will keep my baby.”

She was four months along in her pregnancy, she told the vigil participants, who said she seemed overjoyed with her decision.

“A miracle happened,” said Kim in Baltimore, “and all who witnessed it are forever changed. A life was saved through the power of our Lord Jesus Christ … and none can deny His merciful heart and His mighty hand in action.”

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