October 22, 2012 (40DaysforLife.com) - With two weeks to go in this 40 Days for Life campaign, we are so far aware of 341 babies saved from abortion! Here are just a few of their stories.
There was a long line waiting to get into the abortion center. As one of the young women waited, she could hear the sung prayer of the 40 Days for Life vigil participants. She said that the song stuck in her head.
When she got inside and talked with the staff, she asked for an ultrasound. Once she saw the baby, she realized she simply couldn’t go through with the abortion.
After she walked out, she spoke to vigil participants. “She said she really never wanted to see the place again,” said Julie, one of the volunteers. “I don’t blame her! Thank you to all of you for your continued presence at Planned Parenthood. A life was saved today!”
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Ken says the 40 Days for Life vigil in Las Vegas is taking place outside the busiest late-term abortion facility in Nevada.
Prayer volunteers watched as a young couple parked their car, got out … and walked right past them. “The woman appeared determined to carry through with her scheduled abortion,” Ken said, “but the father of the child entered the building in tears.”
On their way into the building, however, they did stop to take information about the pregnancy help center just down the street.
They were not inside long. Minutes later, they walked out of the abortion facility — and straight into the pregnancy help center for an ultrasound and life-affirming counseling.
“We heard a short while later,” Ken said, “that they are definitely keeping their baby!”
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Mary in New Orleans reports two lives were saved during the 40 Days for Life vigil.
One woman spoke with a counselor outside the abortion facility and decided to go to a pro-life pregnancy help center instead. “She confirmed afterwards that she was keeping her child, now that she had found support and resources.”
A second woman walked up to vigil participants to thank them for their witness. She said that a few days earlier, she was driving to the facility to have an abortion. She prayed for a sign to convince her not to go through with it. When she saw the 40 Days for Life prayer team on the sidewalk, she recognized the sign she had prayed for.
“This is a small glimpse of the impact that your prayer and sacrifice are having,” Mary said. “Remember that these are the two that we know of. There are most likely more.”
A first-time 40 Days for Life participant was praying on the sidewalk when she noticed a young man standing outside the abortion center’s entrance, waiting for the woman who arrived with him. He walked over to the prayer volunteer and asked, “How can you help me?”
She quickly mentioned all of the assistance available locally as he listened intently. He walked back to the building — and soon left with the woman who had gone inside. She would not be having the abortion!
“Many times babies are saved and we are unaware,” said Marci in Baltimore. “What a blessing to be made aware of the fruits of our labors!”
Here’s the link to today’s devotional.