I got this update from Shawn at at 40 Days for Life this morning. What an amazing testimony to the power of prayer at the abortion mills. It’s not too late to join a prayer vigil, go to http://www.40daysforlife.com/ to find the vigil closest to you.
One week to go!
With just 7 days left in the spring campaign, we are now
aware of …
… 346 babies whose mothers have turned away from
abortion — that we know of!
Here are just a few of the stories about those babies
saved that I have received from local 40 Days for Life
teams in 247 locations worldwide.
Several 40 Days for Life volunteers were praying in
front of Planned Parenthood, including some children
who were kneeling. After a while, a young woman came
out of the building and began to speak with the mother
of one of the girls kneeling in prayer.
The young woman asked what was going on, and the
volunteer explained, telling her that they offer support
and information to women who are thinking about abortion.
After some discussion, the young woman decided to keep
her baby. She and the volunteer then went straight to
the nearby pregnancy resource center.
“Please pray for this young woman,” said Paula in
Wilmington. “She is very poor, homeless and has very
little support. She has also been mistreated by her
Before she left, the young woman went up to the girls
and told them the good news and said that she hoped her
child would be good like them — beautiful young ladies
praying for her and her baby.
“She looked so happy,” Paula said. “We assured her of
our prayers. Praise God!”
ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
40 Days for Life volunteers in Orange County spoke to a
woman who had arrived at Planned Parenthood to schedule
“She was told by her doctor that her baby has deformities,”
said Alejandra in Orange County, “and due to her diabetes,
her best option would be to abort.”
She said that in her heart, that was not what she wanted
to hear. But that’s also what she was told by a second
doctor. One of the doctors even said Planned Parenthood
“would do a good job on her.”
The “job,” of course, referred to abortion.
“After talking to us, she is now willing to give her baby
a chance to live,” said Alejandra. The woman was taken to
a pregnancy resource center and then to see a doctor in
Los Angeles who specializes in high-risk pregnancies.
“What a difference,” the young mother said. “The people
here are warm, caring and friendly. You are treated like
a person — unlike at Planned Parenthood.”
Because she has diabetes, the specialist will continue to
monitor her weekly so the baby has all the chances he or
“Please keep her and her baby in your prayers,” said
Alejandra. “Praise the Lord for the opportunity he gave
us to reach to this mom.”
The Lakeland team recently had a blessing — an
opportunity to actually meet a child who was spared from
abortion during an earlier 40 Days for Life campaign.
Sherri says that while several volunteers were praying
at the vigil, “a woman parked her car, quickly opened
the back door and carried out a beautiful little girl.”
This woman had seen a 40 Days for Life vigil once before
in another city.
“My daughter was scheduled to have an abortion,” she
said. “We arrived and there were 40 Days for Life
volunteers outside.” It was her prayer that SOMETHING
would change her daughter’s mind.
As they sat in the waiting room, she said, “time was
running out. She was next to go back. All of a sudden,
she stood and said, ‘Let’s go, Mom. I can’t do this!'”
The woman then said, “God hears your prayers. He saved
this precious little girl — my granddaughter. She is