They Had Never Prayed at an Abortion Clinic Before But Saved a Baby From an Abortion

National   |   Shawn Carney   |   Mar 14, 2016   |   10:05AM   |   Washington, DC

It’s the final week of this 40 Days for Life campaign! So far, our local leaders report that they know of  … 351 babies (and their moms) spared from abortion since we started on February 10!

Have you prayed at a vigil yet? If not, it’s not too late! You have a week left … and God could just use you to save a life! There are 273 locations … so find the one nearest you!

Cleveland, Ohio

John, the local leader in Cleveland, says you never know what’s going to happen when you go pray at a 40 Days for Life vigil.

He tells of two volunteers who’d never prayed outside the abortion center before … who were there to witness when two young women chose life for their children.

Shortly after arriving, they watched as a truck pulled out of the parking lot … and stopped right next to the prayer volunteers. The woman inside told them she had changed her mind about abortion.

About an hour later, one of the volunteers walked up to a car to give the couple inside information about community resources. They told her they had one child … and were keeping this baby.

John’s simple response? “Praise God, praise God, praise God!”

Louisville, Kentucky


“You’ve heard the phrase ‘God’s timing is perfect,’” said Laura, the Louisville coordinator. “Well today, God’s timing was absolutely perfect!”

Just as Archbishop Joseph Kurtz arrived to lead prayer at the 40 Days for Life vigil, one of the prayer volunteers noticed a woman had come out of the abortion center.

She had tears in her eyes … and told the vigil participants that “she couldn’t go through with it” and was keeping her baby. She accepted information about the pregnancy help center … thanked the volunteers … and drove away.

“Archbishop Kurtz and the other 40 Days for Life volunteers prayed for this mother and her unborn child,” Laura said, “and gave thanks for the gift of the life that was saved. We are asking for your continued prayers for the protection of the unborn, this mother and her child, and the many mothers and fathers that need help in an unplanned pregnancy.”

Melbourne, Australia

Fons, the local leader in Melbourne, tells of a suburban couple that arrived at the “fertility control centre” where 40 Days for Life volunteers pray outside.

“They had already two children,” he said, “a toddler and a small baby. And now she discovered that she is pregnant with twins. She did not know how they were going to cope.”

But she knew what she was about to do was wrong. “She broke down crying at the gate, where one of our committee members was able to speak with her and reassure her and offer support,” Fons said.

The father had said he would go along with his wife either way. But one of the volunteers reminded him that she needed his support to have the babies. Note: Shawn Carney is the campaign director for the 40 Days for Life pro-life prayer campaign against abortion.