She Was Minutes Away From Aborting Her Baby, But Something Powerful Stopped Her

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 10, 2015   |   4:40PM   |   Lancaster, Pennsylvania

The 40 Days for Life prayer campaign is a tremendous way to get involved in saving babies from abortions. Sometimes, you never how powerful those prayers might be and what they can accomplish.

David Bereit of 40 Days for Life shares this amazing story of a baby saved from an abortion by people simply taking the time to pray outside an abortion facility. Here’s this fantastic story:

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When a young mom in her early 20s who lives in the surrounding neighborhood came down the street carrying her son on her hip, one of the 40 Days for Life volunteers greeted her as she was passing.

She responded with “Hello!” and then added, “Thanks for what you do,” as she continued to walk by.  Then suddenly, she stopped, turned and said, “Thanks to you my son is alive.”

During Lancaster’s fourth 40 Days for Life campaign in the fall of 2013, she came to Planned Parenthood determined to sign up for an abortion, which she was convinced she wanted and needed. When she saw the volunteers praying outside the building, she avoided them and went inside. After completing all the required paperwork and “counseling,” there was nothing left to do but watch a short video.

“She went into a room, sat down alone and started the DVD,” said Bob, the local leader in Lancaster. “But she couldn’t get those who were praying out of her mind. Suddenly, she realized that they were right … ending the life of her unborn baby would be a tragic mistake.”


She stopped the DVD, got up, left the building … and never looked back.  Her son is now a healthy one-year-old and is deeply loved.

“From those considering an abortion, to those suffering with the pain and brokenness of an abortion, to those simply driving past a vigil,” Bob said, “we simply don’t know how many hearts and lives are touched by 40 Days for Life campaigns … in Lancaster and across our nation.”

LifeNews Note: File photo.