40 Days for Life – 65 Babies Saved So Far!

Mondays are the best days during the 40 Days for Life
campaigns, because that’s the day we share stories
about mothers who’ve changed their minds on the
sidewalks outside the abortion centers.

In just these first few days, there have already been …

… 65 babies saved — that we know of.

Praise God!!!

Here are the stories of three of those babies.

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MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
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One of the prayer volunteers noticed a man she
recognized … sitting in a car in the Planned
Parenthood parking lot. With him was his 18-month-old
child. Naturally, the volunteer went over to talk.

It seems the man’s wife was inside — setting up an
appointment for an abortion. She just didn’t want
another baby.

“When he said he didn’t want the abortion,” said Libby
in Memphis, “we said he needed to protect his baby right
now. He called his wife, and few minutes later she came
out and told us she was not going to seek an abortion.”

The volunteers hugged her, and gave her a list of
Memphis-area pregnancy resources.

One of these prayer volunteers in Memphis was taking
part in 40 Days for Life for the first time ever.

“She just felt so strongly that she needed to
participate,” Libby said. And what a wonderful thing
she saw on that first day!

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SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND
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A young woman arrived at Planned Parenthood … and it
was obvious her pregnancy was well advanced. She was
frightened and didn’t know what else to do.

The director of a pro-life pregnancy center was able to
speak to her and learn more about her situation, though
there was a bit of a language barrier. It seems the
woman is from Central America, and the baby’s father
abandoned her when he found out she was pregnant.

“She was very happy after the director counseled her and
explained that she would have support and better choices,”
said Molly in Silver Spring.

“Planned Parenthood would have referred her to a
late-term abortionist in the area,” she said. “In
Maryland, abortions can happen throughout the entire
pregnancy. We need to keep her in our prayers.”

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BEAUMONT, TEXAS
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A young woman who arrived for an appointment in Beaumont
admitted to the people praying outside the abortion
facility that she had tossed and turned all night over
what she was about to do.

One of the volunteers was quick to hand her information
from a pro-life pregnancy care center. About this time,
the young woman’s friend, who had come to the appointment
with her, spoke up. The friend said she’d had an abortion
herself — and “didn’t feel it was a good idea.”

At that, the woman who had planned to abort her child
broke down in tears.

After a lengthy discussion with the counselors on the
sidewalk, the two young women were smiling — and
heading towards the pro-life resource center.

“We have her phone number and will be in touch,” said
Eileen in Beaumont. “She left with tears of joy,
rather than sorrow. Your prayers and sacrifices are
definitely at work!”

Today’s devotional is from Fr. Frank Pavone, national
director of Priests for Life.

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DAY 6 INTENTION
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Pray that those tempted to abort may understand that
their child is already present, and already a real
person.

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SCRIPTURE
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And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of
Mary that the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth
was filled with the Holy Spirit.

Then she spoke out with a loud voice and said,
“Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit
of your womb! But why is this granted to me, that the
mother of my Lord should come to me? For indeed, as
soon as the voice of your greeting sounded in my ears,
the babe leaped in my womb for joy.”

— Luke 1:41-44

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REFLECTION by Fr. Frank Pavone, Priests for Life
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Jesus not only loves unborn children — He was one
himself!

Think about this for a moment.

We often hear people speak of a pregnant mother by
saying, “She’s expecting a child.”

Now if one is expecting a package, the package is not
yet there.

As reflected in our verse for today, however, this is
not the case with the mother.

Her gift is already there.

The pregnant woman, a mother already, does not have a
child “on the way,” but has a child, already present
and in full possession of his or her human rights,
starting with the right to life.

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PRAYER
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Jesus, open my eyes to your presence in the life of
every child. Open my heart to joy in the birth of
every child, a birth that reflects the joy of your own
birth in Bethlehem.

As you shared life in the womb of Mary, so now send
your protection upon every child still in the womb,
and grant to their mothers the strength and joy that
comes from welcoming the gift of life. We pray through
Christ our Lord, Amen.

God Triumphs!

This is an email that I received from Shawn Carney of 40 Days for Life.

The Fall Campaign has started.

This is Day 2.

Pray for 40 Days for Life and get involved if you can.
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I have to say that the ENTHUSIASM I’m seeing and
hearing is really uplifting — and also humbling.

The dedication and prayers of so many — like you —
have made this the largest 40 Days for Life campaign
ever … and prayer always sustain us through
adversity. Here are a few examples.

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FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS
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The people who arrived for the 40 Days for Life kickoff
event outside the abortion center in Fayetteville got
a bit of a surprise — a brand-new sprinkler system,
with the sprinkler heads pointed directly at the prayer
volunteers.

“The owner of the business complex turned the sprinklers
on as soon as we set up all our equipment,” said Tiffany
in Fayetteville. “And they kept the sprinklers on for
two hours.”

One co-owner spent the entire two hours “pacing and
walking up and down the parking lot, yelling at us and
telling the police to arrest us,” she said. “Needless
to say, the police officers were polite and explained
they could not arrest us.”

The prayer volunteers were then greeted with loud,
obscene music from inside the building. “We sang and
played worship music and lifted our voices to God,”
Tiffany explained. “Our God songs drowned out the
vulgar music.”

Through it all, the prayer volunteers refused to be
discouraged. “The bottom line — God triumphed,” she
said. “Praise the Lord!”

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TOCCOA, GEORGIA
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Bright and early on Day 1, a young woman stopped by
the 40 Days for Life vigil site in Toccoa and gave
Mary a great big hug.

“Please know that people are noticing what you are
doing,” the woman said. With tears in her eyes, she
showed Mary a picture of her son.

This young mom said she had been on her way to have
an abortion when her car broke down. She had to use
the money she had saved up for an abortion to get
her car fixed. Soon after, she decided to keep her
baby — and now was so very happy with her choice.

“She also agreed to stop back and sign up to join our
campaign,” said Mary. “We are looking forward to
seeing her again, and hope to be able to send more
stories like this.”

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
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About 75 people came out for the 40 Days for Life
kickoff in Las Vegas. “The sun was hot,” said Linda,
one of the local leaders, “but many were willing to
brave the heat … in support of the dignity of human
life.”

The event began with music — and the sound of the
shofar, the traditional ram’s horn. “Pastor Wally
Smith of House of Israel Fellowship proclaimed a
Bible passage and called us to bravely fight the
evil of abortion that occurs here in our city nearly
every day,” said Linda.

“Let’s stand ready to storm heaven with prayer,” she
said, “and then humbly await God’s will.”

To see a photo of the kickoff event in Las Vegas,
please go to:

http://40daysforlife.com/blog/?p=2255

Here’s today’s devotional from Fr. Frank Pavone,
national director of Priests for Life…

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DAY 2 INTENTION
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Pray for those who work in the abortion industry, and
for those who have repented of committing abortions
and have resolved to defend life.

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SCRIPTURE
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Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into
your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said
this, he breathed his last. The centurion, seeing
what had happened, praised God and said, “Surely this
was a righteous man.”

— Luke 23:46-47

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REFLECTION by Fr. Frank Pavone, Priests for Life
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“Those of us who have participated in the killing of
unborn children are the Centurions of today. We have
dropped our swords against the unborn child. Now we
must recognize the depth of our guilt and deal with
the ramifications… To revitalize our humanity we
need to forgive and be forgiven, to reconcile and be
healed.”

These words come from a brochure of the Society of
Centurions, an organization for former abortion
providers. These words convey in a beautiful and
moving way what is happening across the nation as
hundreds of abortionists and their staff members
experience repentance, conversion, and healing.

How does this conversion begin? Dr. Philip Ney
writes, “The factors that changed their opinion on
performing abortions, in the following order of
frequency, were: evidence of the infant’s humanity, a
spiritual experience, personal distress, evidence of
the mother’s distress, scientific articles, being
accepted as a person, a personal relationship with a
pro-lifer, pro-life pickets.” (The Centurion’s
Pathway, p. 77).

The journey is not easy. But the Jesus who heals us
calls us to face the truth of what we’ve done, make
restitution where possible, and engage in the hard
work of mending relationships. Let’s pray for the
Centurions; may their numbers increase!

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PRAYER
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Lord, we thank you for those who have repented of
committing abortions and have resolved to defend
life. We too repent and resolve.

We repent of every instance in which fear has made us
silent when we should have spoken. We repent of the
ongoing bloodshed in our land, and for thinking that
we can deprive the unborn of protection but keep it
for ourselves.

We resolve that we will advance the cause of
righteous candidates for public office, and that we
will be more afraid of offending you by our silence
than of offending others by our speech. We resolve
that we will proclaim your name to the nations,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

40 Days for Life Fall Campaign and Praise Report

The fall 40 Days for Life begins one week from today,
and it’s going to shatter all records!

From next Wednesday, September 28, through November 6,
40-day campaigns of prayer and fasting, constant vigil
and community outreach will be held in …

… 301 cities …

… all across the United States (48 states plus the
District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) plus Canada,
England, Spain, Australia, Argentina and Germany.

Four dozen of these locations are launching their
FIRST-EVER 40 Days for Life campaigns.

Amazing!

And, as we all prepare to pray and fast, stand vigil
and conduct grassroots outreach together, there is
BREAKING NEWS that shows — with God’s abundant grace
and blessings — what could happen in YOUR community.

Since the last 40 Days for Life campaign ended, two
more abortion centers where 40 Days for Life vigils
have been conducted have shut their doors and CLOSED!

In PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, volunteers arriving to pray at
the abortion center found a sheriff’s notice on the
front door of the facility. Legal proceedings had
begun against the abortion business, and a judge
ordered the center CLOSED.

In FOREST GROVE, OREGON, the local 40 Days for Life
team confirmed that the owner of the abortion center
had CLOSED this facility — and one of his other
locations as well. Volunteers told me the signs are
down, the building is empty — and a phone call
confirmed the permanent closure.

This makes SIXTEEN abortion centers where 40 Days
for Life vigils have occurred that have SHUT DOWN.

To God be the glory!

If you’ve not taken part in 40 Days for Life before,
I hope this shows you what can happen when you put
your trust in God and step forward in faith.

Find the 40 Days for Life campaign nearest you — and
learn how you can help make a lifesaving difference in
your own community — by going to:

http://40daysforlife.com/location.cfm

Look for your nearest location, click on that city name,
and then sign up to help however you can.

By Shawn Carney
40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life Exceeds Their Expectations!

On the recent MOMENTUM teleconference and webcast, we
announced that a group of incredibly generous donors
made a matching challenge that would double all gifts
made to 40 Days for Life within one week of the event
— up to $118,500.

We had hoped to double that $118,500 — and to say that
you rose to the challenge would be a huge understatement!

You didn’t just MATCH the match. You DOUBLED the match
— and then some!

The grand total — including the match — came to an
unprecedented …

… $436,303!!

Our national team is overwhelmed by your generosity and
faith in 40 Days for Life. It is clear that God wants
this work — His work — to continue!

We are now moving forward to significantly expand this
mission. With God’s grace, it is our desire that many
more lives will be saved, and many more souls will be
brought back to the Lord.

(If you didn’t have a chance to contribute last week,
but still wish to make a gift to 40 Days for Life,
please visit: http://www.40daysforlife.com/donate )

Here’s our promise: every penny given to 40 Days for
Life will be used in the most effective and efficient
way possible to save the maximum number of innocent
lives from abortion.

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I am so excited about this! I see God at work here, taking back our nation. And I find that very exciting!

Another Abortion Center Director QUITS!

Here’s the latest update from 40 Days for Life:

Before I share the EXCITING NEWS about another
abortion facility director who just quit her job
during the 40 Days for Life campaign outside her
facility doors …

… I wanted to give you a quick update on our
progress toward the matching challenge of $118,500.

We’re four days into the seven-day matching period
and thus far, we’ve received one-time gifts and
monthly pledges amounting to $45,800 — a great
start, but less than half. We certainly don’t want to
miss out on the amazing generosity of the donors who
put forward this challenge by not hitting the match!

REMEMBER — every gift given between now and midnight
next Tuesday, May 17 — up to the $118,500 amount —
will be DOUBLED!

Make a ONE-TIME GIFT now:

http://40daysforlife.com/donate.cfm?selected=onetime

And the annualized amount of every monthly pledge
(multiply the monthly amount by 12) made between now
and midnight next Tuesday, May 17will be annualized
(multiplied by 12) and then DOUBLED!

Make a MONTHLY PLEDGE now:

http://40daysforlife.com/donate.cfm?selected=monthly

And if you itemize on your taxes, 40 Days for Life
is a 501c3 non-profit, and your contribution DOES
qualify for a deduction.

Please help TODAY if at all possible — and thank you
to everyone who has given already!!

Now for the exciting news …

If you listened to the MOMENTUM webcast and
teleconference on Tuesday evening, you heard about
the many AMAZING victories God provided in response
to your prayers during 40 Days for Life.

One of those victories in particular was absolutely
an answer to many prayers.

The director of an abortion facility where a 40 Days
for Life campaign was conducted for the FIRST TIME
this spring just quit her job, thanking the 40 Days
for Life effort for helping her to get out of the
abortion industry!

This is one of TEN abortion center workers who walked
away from their jobs during this campaign alone …

… and one of 53 who have quit the abortion business
since the first coordinated 40 Days for Life campaign
in 2007.

Praise God!

This is a very sensitive situation for the former
clinic manager (who we’ve been working closely with
throughout this process), so I’m not going to identify
the person or the location. She will no doubt face
pressure when her former bosses learn the truth.

Members of the local 40 Days for Life team and
pro-lifers in the region have offered to assist this
former abortion center worker find new employment.

So please keep this courageous lady in your prayers!

But, there’s even more good news from around the
country — and the world!

To hear other inspiring stories from three additional
local 40 Days for Life campaigns sharing the blessings
they experienced, you can listen to a short audio report
at this link:

http://40daysforlife.com/blog/?p=2142

Let’s keep this momentum growing until abortion ends!

For Life,

Shawn Carney
Campaign Director
40 Days for Life

PS: Here are those links again for contributing to
40 Days for Life today — and having your gift
DOUBLED to help reach that unprecedented $118,500
matching challenge.

One-time gift:

http://40daysforlife.com/donate.cfm?selected=onetime

Monthly pledge:

http://40daysforlife.com/donate.cfm?selected=monthly

Your gift may also be mailed to:

40 Days for Life
10908 Courthouse Road, Suite 102229
Fredericksburg, VA 22408

~God has mightily blessed this movement. Let’s help them keep the momentum going. Please support them today.~