Tuesday October 5, 2010

138 Babies Spared from Abortion…So Far: 40 Days for Life

Commentary by Shawn Carney, 40 Days for Life

October 5, 2010 ( – Thus far during this current 40 Days for Life campaign, we have reports of … 138 lives that have been saved from abortion — that we know of!

Take a look at the stories behind those numbers:


The 40 Days for Life vigil in Las Vegas is held outside an abortion center that is on a cul-de-sac. Just next to the abortion center is First Choice Pregnancy Center. Anyone going to the abortion facility has to drive right past this pregnancy center first.

A young couple drove through the parking lot … slowly — twice! — checking out both First Choice and the abortion center. The second time through, one of the pro-life volunteers told them they could get a free ultrasound at First Choice.

They accepted the offer, saw the ultrasound — and confirmed to vigil participants that they are choosing life for their child.

“Our prayers were answered,” said the volunteer. “Thank you, Lord!”


The 40 Days for Life team in Niagara Falls is aware of one baby that has been saved from abortion during this campaign.

Vigil participants prayed as a young woman walked into the abortion center — prayed that she would still find it in her heart to change her mind.

Then, said one of the volunteers, they watched in amazement a bit later as the woman “literally bolted from the facility and ran away.” She wanted out of there — as quickly as possible.

The vigil participants tried to find out more, so they ran after her. Before they could catch up, a car stopped and picked her up. She did not return.


“We had one woman and two couples change their minds and left the abortion site with peaceful faces,” said Patti in Downey. “Praise God for them — and for the young woman the previous day who changed her mind.”

That’s four babies saved in Downey, “and our team is rejoicing!” Patti says the word is getting out and more people are coming to stand and pray.

“It is our first campaign and the Lord is moving before us,” she said. “The church is opposing the gates of hell … and some day this abortion site will be closed. Amen!”


The 40 Days for Life team in Nashville saw firsthand that it pays to remain faithful and trust in God. It was a busy day at the abortion center — cars started streaming into the parking lot at 7 am and volunteers counted more than three dozen clients entering the building.

It just seemed bleak. No one wanted to talk. No one wanted to take any of the prayer volunteers’ pro-life literature.

Later that day, though, their prayers were answered.

“A mom and her daughter came out the door with the young girl’s ultrasound picture,” said Marilyn. “She was smiling at me and said, “You keep praying! I’ve decided to keep my baby.”

Marilyn then asked if they could pray together in thanksgiving. “Thank you, Lord, that she has chosen life,” she said. “We give You all the glory!”

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