38 Babies Saved Since Beginning of 40 Days
for Life Campaign
National Coordinator, 40 Days for Life
While Jackie was praying at the 40 Days for Life vigil in Greenland,
New Hampshire, a car slowly pulled up in front of the clinic. The
driver rolled down the window and said, "I don't know what you're doing
here; but whatever it is, it's working!" The driver went on to say the
abortion center had let employees go because business was off.
All Jackie could say was, "Praise God for victories!"
The staff at yet another abortion center has shrunk by at least one.
But this wasn't a layoff. This was a clinic nurse who walked out and
Angela of the 40 Days for Life team in Granite City, Illinois, said the
abortion facility nurse came out and hugged her. "Thank you for praying
for me," she told Angela. "Your witness has been powerful to me. This
is my last day! I'm going off to do what real nurses should be doing."
With that, she walked to her car and drove away.
This is the second abortion worker to quit during this 40 Days for Life
And yes, there are amazing stories to share about babies saved from
abortion as well.
Thus far in this fall 40 Days for Life campaign, we've received reports
of 38 mothers who changed their minds and chose life. And of course,
those are just the ones we know of!
Here are just a few of those stories:
In Hartford, Connecticut, Al reported that while people were praying at
the 40 Days for Life vigil across from the abortion center, a man came
over with a simple message: "Thank you!" His niece had been scheduled
for an abortion. But after seeing the group praying, she simply could
not go through with it.
In Washington, D.C., Dick tells of a young couple who walked into the
Planned Parenthood abortion facility. Volunteers at the 40 Days for
Life vigil didn't have much time to talk with them on their way in. But
after an hour or so, they came back out. "They said they changed their
minds about having an abortion."
In Pensacola, Florida, there was another situation in which just the
sight of people praying outside made a profound impact. Ernie said an
SUV had pulled up to the clinic entrance, where the 40 Days for Life
vigil was in progress. The couple inside just stopped, took another
look, and drove away without ever going in.
The 40 Days for Life team in El Paso, Texas received a special
blessing. Sandra said a woman drove up to the vigil and wanted to talk
about the day she decided not to have an abortion. At the time, she saw
her pregnancy as something that would just get in the way of her
But the day of her appointment, people had been praying outside the
clinic. When she saw that, she stopped and asked herself, "What am I
doing here? This is not right!"
As she continued her story, the young woman rolled down her car window,
pointed to the child in the car seat and began to cry. "Thanks to you
all," she said, "I have this beautiful son!"
"You could imagine the feeling," Sandra said. "I believe at that moment
everybody was crying with her." The group prayed for the mother, her
child and for all her family. "We ask God to continue blessing them and
thank Him for this wonderful gift of life."
Prayer does work. And sometimes, you don't have to say a word.
Let's keep it up!
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Contact: David Bereit
Date: September 28, 2009
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