Will Mississippi be the first abortion-free state?
I spoke at the kickoff event in front of the only remaining abortion facility in the state…and what a kickoff it was!
The former abortion doctor who opened Mississippi’s first-ever abortion facility joined the vigil on DAY 1!
Abortion supporters came out to mock our event. But as I watched the founder of the state’s FIRST abortion center praying in front of the state’s LAST abortion center, I knew the abortion industry’s days in Mississippi were numbered.
But it didn’t stop there! That same day, an abortion-bound mother stopped to talk with a 12-year-old, trained sidewalk counselor. Women are drawn to this holy soul!
The mom went inside for the abortion anyway, but she couldn’t get the young counselor out of her mind. So she went back outside to speak to the 12-year-old and to a local pastor, who directed her to the pregnancy center across the street. The woman become one of two mothers who chose life at the vigil in Jackson on DAY 1!
Two babies saved and a former abortion doctor at the vigil—as one pastor put it, “Jackson is blessed.”
This was my third trip over the last 11 years to the only remaining abortion facility in Mississippi, and the state is closer than ever to becoming abortion-free. Abortion-free states are the first step toward an abortion-free America, so pray for Mississippi!
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40 Days for Life Updates
40 Days for Life kickoff events continue all week in cities around the world.
Students for Life Regional Coordinator Kaylena Wiederhold was the keynote speaker for Westland, Michigan’s campaign launch.
Kaylena shared the dramatic story of her own birth in China, where her mother hid her pregnancy. Kim, the campaign leader in Westland, said Kaylena’s mother’s decision to choose life in China meant risking her own life.
Ultimately, Kaylena was born in a “garage-like structure” and placed for adoption!
Schenectady, New York
Nearly 100 people united to kick off Schenectady’s 19th 40 Days for Life campaign. The event made front-page news in the newspaper!
Larry in Schenectady was disappointed that the article described the attendees as anti-abortion rather than pro-life. “But it is amazing to see first page coverage.”
Featuring a tribute to a local pro-life hero who passed away and compelling talks from representatives of both Silent No More and Students for Life, the event brought a high-energy start to the campaign.
Scripture and Prayer
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? —Matthew 6:25-26
Loving heavenly Father, help us to see the worth of all human beings by the way in which you provide for us. We would ask that you provide also the faith, grace and courage to enable us to protect that which is so precious to you.
LifeNews.com Note: Shawn Carney is the campaign director for the 40 Days for Life pro-life prayer campaign against abortion.