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October 17, 2011 (40DaysforLife.org) – Today marks the midpoint of this 40 Days for Life campaign. The blessings are more than we can count!

One thing we HAVE been able to count is the number of turnarounds reported by local campaign teams.

So far, there have been … 229 babies saved from abortion — that we know of! Let’s go straight to a few of these amazing stories.

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ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI

As two volunteers began praying at the 40 Days for Life vigil were praying, a woman drove up and started yelling at them.

“You’re not helping anything,” she screamed. “These women need someone to care for them, not harass them.”

One of the volunteers tried to explain the vigil, but the woman wasn’t interested. She just shouted some more — and drove off.

That was a bit unsettling, but the pair continued to pray — specifically for the young woman they were watching. She was sitting with her mother in a parked car.

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Neither woman got out of the car. About 20 minutes later, they started the engine and headed towards the exit.

One of the volunteers walked in their direction and asked them if they needed help.

The young woman said she had arrived for an abortion. “But because of you on the sidewalk, I’m not going to go through with it.”

What a testimony to this volunteer’s commitment to stick with it even in the face of persecution!

CHERRY HILL, NEW JERSEY

The 40 Days for Life team in Cherry Hill reports nine turnarounds so far this campaign.

One woman arrived for an abortion had several children and faced some serious financial challenges. But she changed her mind when she saw an ultrasound image.

TWINS!

Volunteers also spoke to three young women who were heading towards the abortion center. One was there for an abortion.

The vigil participant told her that judging from their expressions, it was obvious that this was a sad day. This volunteer told the group that they needed to be aware of all the help that’s available.

With that, the young woman stood in the driveway for a while — talking to her friends. She never went inside the abortion facility. The three friends left — all looking very much happier.

HOUSTON, TEXAS

Pro-lifers in Houston are blessed with a mobile clinic that can often be found parked outside the huge Planned Parenthood abortion center.

Volunteers recently spoke to a man on the sidewalk, who told them his wife had gone into Planned Parenthood for an abortion. After a short discussion, he called his wife and asked her to come outside to the mobile clinic.

She left Planned Parenthood, but seemed reluctant to enter the mobile clinic — until she was offered a free ultrasound.

“We were able to show her on the ultrasound her unborn child with its heart just beating away,” said one of the volunteers. “Her attitude immediately changed and she began to smile. She left our bus with proof of pregnancy, doctor referrals and a beautiful baby blanket.”

Reprinted with permission from 40DaysforLife.org