By John Jalsevac
October 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Yesterday the 40 Days for Life campaign announced a significant milestone for the burgeoning pro-life initiative – its 3,000th baby saved from abortion since the first 40 Days campaign in the fall of 2007.
“To God be the glory for reaching this major milestone!” wrote Shawn Carney of 40 Days in yesterday’s update. “That's a LOT of children and mothers spared from abortion. And that's a lot of GREAT stories.”
Carney shared one such story from an abortion facility in Reno Nevada, where the abortionist has actually installed a sprinkler system aimed directly at the sidewalk where 40 Days participants stand and pray.
Carney relates that at the Reno site recently, “A woman driving out of the abortion center's parking lot stopped to ask one of the local volunteer for her phone number. Shortly after, the volunteer received a text message.”
The woman wrote in the text message that the previous week she had gone to the abortion facility to drop off the payment for an upcoming abortion, at which point she saw the pro-life protesters out front.
“As I was driving away I couldn’t help but think that maybe there was another way. All this week I thought and prayed about it and I realized in my heart what the right thing to do was,” she wrote.
“I can’t help but think, that had you guys not been there that day to remind me that I had another choice, that maybe one more baby would have died today.”
She concluded, “Don’t stop what you’re doing. It matters. It did to me. From the blonde lady in the white SUV who picked up her money instead of aborting her baby today.”
Carney related another similar story from the 40 Days site in Houston. The pro-life volunteers there say that they recently saw a van pull into the Planned Parenthood parking lot, but then it drove around the lot and headed for the exit.
Carney writes: “As they reached the street, the van stopped and a woman rolled down the window. ‘Because you were here,’ she said, ‘my daughter has chosen NOT to have an abortion.’ The daughter was weeping in the back seat. ‘Thanks for being here and saving her baby.’”
“A short time later,” Carney writes, “a couple in an SUV went in and out of Planned Parenthood a couple of times. They finally drove out and they, too, told the volunteers that they could not go through with the abortion.”
“Praise God for these – and all—the 3,000 lives saved from abortion due to local 40 Days for Life campaigns,” concluded Carney. “And THANK YOU … for your prayers, your fasting, your steadfast response to God's call.”