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51 babies saved from abortion

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We always like to start Monday mornings with good news … and on the first Monday of this campaign, there’s actually GREAT news!

So far since last Wednesday when the campaign started, we have reports of 51 babies saved … that we know of!

Here are just a few of the stories of God’s blessings.


JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA

A woman driving out of the abortion facility’s parking lot stopped at the sidewalk and rolled down her window and called out to the prayer volunteers. They were too far away to understand what she was saying, so one of the volunteers moved closer to see what message she wanted to share.

She said she’d been forced to come schedule an abortion — although she never explained exactly what she meant, or who was pressuring her. But when she arrived to make the arrangements, she saw 40 Days for Life volunteers in prayer – and that made her realize she could not go through with the abortion.

“She very proudly proclaimed that she was now going to have the baby,” the volunteer said, “and once again thanked me for being out there praying for her. What a beautiful start to our 40 Days for Life!”


OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA

Two volunteers were praying while Yassin handed out information outside the abortion center. One young woman took the information, but simply walked inside.

On her way out, however, Yassin had a second chance to talk to her. “This time I gave her a fetal model and I asked her what was going on.”

She said she has a job but no health insurance, and that having a baby would be expensive.

Yassin told her there were ways around financial hardship — there were pro-life clinics that could provide free medical care, and other social services that would help her and her baby.

“She said that she changed her mind,” Yassin said. “She went back inside and got her money back! Thank you, Jesus!”


PEORIA, ILLINOIS

Karen watched as a car stopped at the driveway as it was leaving the abortion facility. She noticed there were three women inside.

She went to see what was happening … knowing that they had not been inside long enough for an abortion to have taken place.

A woman in the front seat glanced at a companion in the back seat and said, “She did not have the abortion. She was afraid to go through with the procedure.”


BEAUMONT, TEXAS

A couple from out of town parked down the street from the abortion center and got out of their car. Their path to the facility’s door took them right past the prayer volunteers at the 40 Days for Life vigil.

The couple never made it inside.

After discussing their situation with the volunteers, the young man and woman decided that they would keep their baby … and that they would get married soon. They also set up an appointment the following day at a pro-life clinic.

Said Eileen in Beaumont, “Praise Jesus for this miracle!”

Here’s the link to today’s devotional.

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At least 547 babies saved during 40 Days for Life

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Another 40 Days for Life campaign is now complete, and we’re still counting the blessings God has provided!

More of our local campaign leaders will be sending in their reports soon … but so far, we are aware of …

547 babies whose lives have been spared from abortion during this campaign!

And as always, those are only the ones we know about. Here are some of those stories.

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EL PASO, TEXAS
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“Exciting news from the sidewalk!” said one of the El Paso volunteers. “A woman rejects abortion! “

When the woman arrived with her sister, there was a group of people praying on the sidewalk. One of the counselors talked to them, and provided information about positive options.

They continued on their way inside the abortion center … but came out soon after. “With a smile on her face,” the volunteer said, “the woman said she had changed her mind.” She was thinking about abortion because she feared her husband’s response to the pregnancy. But after talking with the counselors, she no longer felt afraid.

“We believe the prayers of everyone united helped give this woman the courage she needed to say yes to life,” the El Paso volunteer said. “Praise the Lord!”

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TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA
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A couple parked near the abortion facility in Tuscaloosa – close to the location where 40 Days for Life volunteers were praying. As they walked towards the building, vigil participants offered them information, but they didn’t take it.

They weren’t inside for long before they exited and said they couldn’t go through with the abortion. The woman said she couldn’t do it “because of all the young girls inside.”

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The two were visibly shaken by what they had seen inside the abortion center. This time, they took the information the volunteers had offered.

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PENSACOLA, FLORIDA
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The Pensacola team asks for prayers for a woman who was abortion-minded … until the baby’s father convinced her not to go through with it.

The woman is still struggling, however. She has had a number of abortions in the past and feels she is incapable of mothering a child. She does, however, seem open to adoption … and there is a couple that stands ready and willing to adopt the baby.

“Please pray,” said one of the Pensacola volunteers, “that God will give them all the strength, love, mercy, and healing that they need to proceed with these adoption plans and provide a most beautiful future for this baby.”

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ZAGREB, CROATIA
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Lastly, a few words for this campaign in Croatian: 40 Dana Za Život — 40 Days for Life — and they’re on a billboard above a row of buildings in Zagreb.

“They are an impressive group,” said Robert Colquhoun, our international outreach director, who visited Zagreb recently.

Dan Miller, the local 40 Days for Life director in Milwaukee, Wisconsin saw this photo and said, “this says awesome in any language!”

I think we can say that about all of the 40 Days for Life volunteers. You’re awesome! May God bless you richly!

Here’s the link to today’s devotional.

Reprinted with permission from 40 Days For Life

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Abortionist tells pro-lifer: ‘I can’t do this anymore’

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There have been 88 abortion workers who have had a change of heart and left their jobs during 40 Days for Life campaigns. Many of these workers leave during the last two weeks of the campaign … and today, we ask for prayers for one abortionist who is struggling with his conscience.

A prayer volunteer has spoken to one of the abortionists at a facility where the 40 Days for Life vigil is in progress. I’m keeping the location confidential for now. They’ve had several conversations, and the volunteer says the man has told him, “I can’t do this anymore. I need to talk to a priest.”

I can only echo the request of the campaign coordinator in this city – please pray that this man … and any others in a similar position … may have the faith and courage to trust God and leave the abortion industry.

Now … here’s the latest from Steve Karlen, our North American outreach director … who’s been on the road in Michigan.

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BRIGHTON, MICHIGAN
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I arrived in Brighton early to tour the local pregnancy center. As I drove in, I passed the vigil site and saw a volunteer hunkered down with a chair and an umbrella—enduring the rain.

At the vigil site, I learned that her name was Pat, and she had been at the vigil site all day! In fact, she has been there nearly all day, every day for the last five days as she’s coordinated a five-day block adopted by her church.

Tom, the Brighton campaign leader, told me that she has been a big part of the campaign even on days that her church has not committed to. I was also joined by a group that included a number of folks from Silent No More. Their message is always powerful.

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TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN
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Apparently, the snow was so high for most of the campaign that there was nowhere to stand! Lillian, the campaign coordinator in Traverse City, said she prayed from her office, which has a window facing Planned Parenthood. One elderly gentleman drove up and came out to greet us and thank us for being out on the sidewalk.

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GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN
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The event I spoke at in Grand Rapids took place in frigid rain and wind. Lisa, the local coordinator, told me that the number of abortions in Kent County has dropped by more than 40% since 40 Days for Life started in 2007.

There is a house next door to the abortion facility that is owned by a group of sidewalk counselors. These counselors initially allowed the 40 Days for Life participants to park on their property. But that arrangement was ended because the city said the house was not licensed as a church. Fortunately, the campaign team got creative and came up with alternative arrangements.

Thanks to Steve Karlen for today’s update from Michigan!

Here’s the link to today’s devotional.

Reprinted with permission from 40DaysforLife.com.

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DAY 37: Saving lives in the UK

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The 40 Days for Life campaigns in the United Kingdom continue to get media attention. However, much of it is less than complimentary. Even the headlines reflect the abortion industry’s claim that vigil participants “harass” their clients.

Of course, a picture is worth a thousand words – and the pictures always show the harassment claim is a pure fabrication.

Robert Colquhoun, our international outreach director, takes a look at a couple of UK campaigns today.

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LONDON, ENGLAND
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First of all, please watch this brief video (above) on behalf of the 40 Days for Life vigil in London’s Ealing section. This is a very successful campaign which is led by Iulia, who came to London from Romania.

The vigil takes place outside an abortion business located in a building that formerly served as a Christian house of healing, which is why there is still an image of the archangel Michael on the outside wall.

The campaign has witnessed 19 children spared from abortion thus far. One of those mothers told counsellors that she was moved to seek their advice after seeing people kneeling in prayer opposite the Marie Stopes abortion facility.

“The couple is Christian and in a very difficult financial situation,” Iulia told me. “I talked to them for one hour, telling them about the help we offer … but they could not believe me, as no one has ever helped them. They were very touched by the thought that someone they’ve never seen before could love them so much!”

Another vigil participant spoke of an older woman who approached with a plastic bag.

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From this bag, she took out handfuls of white cherry blossom petals, and scattered them near the abortion facility’s entrance. “She knelt down, said a prayer, and quietly left without a single glance,” the volunteer said. “It lasted all of two minutes, but her actions spoke volumes.”

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CARDIFF, WALES
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The Cardiff campaign has faced more than its share of opposition, both on the pavement and in the media. A couple of stories from their local press showed what the volunteers must contend with.

One article featured the headline, “Pro-life campaign accused of harassing women as they visit Cardiff abortion clinic.” But the photo accompanying the story showed a more accurate picture of the vigil, as about a half dozen volunteers stood in a peaceful circle of prayer.

The same newspaper featured a commentary called “Those who stand in judgement should take a look at themselves.” The writer actually put these words into print: “Each lunchtime I find myself resisting the urge to lob my sandwiches at them, or simply shout in their self-righteous faces, ‘WHY?’”

This is a sign the prayer volunteers are doing excellent work, when you have silly articles in the secular press. They are a solid campaign!

Thanks to Robert Colquhoun for today’s international update!

Here’s the link to today’s devotional.

Reprinted with permission from 40 Days For Life

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