Yesterday, 40 Days for Life announced that there have been 341 babies saved from abortion as a result of the worldwide campaign! The actual number may be higher, as these are only the ones that they are aware of! As participants in the campaign wait and pray outside abortion clinics, they are seeing lives saved.
The 40 Days for Life Blog is filled with stories from around the country and the globe of how men and women are being impacted as a result of this campaign. Here are a few of my favorites from the last couple days.
Prayer volunteers watched as a young couple parked their car, got out … and walked right past them. “The woman appeared determined to carry through with her scheduled abortion,” Ken said, “but the father of the child entered the building in tears.”
On their way into the building, however, they did stop to take information about the pregnancy help center just down the street.
They were not inside long. Minutes later, they walked out of the abortion facility — and straight into the pregnancy help center for an ultrasound and life-affirming counseling.
“We heard a short while later,” Ken said, “that they are definitely keeping their baby!”
From Chester County, Pennsylvania:
“I just got the confirmation that one of the women who left Planned Parenthood with our free pregnancy test/ultrasound coupon went to the pregnancy health center and has decided to keep her baby,” said Paulette in Chester County.
“This is the first baby of this campaign that we are definitely sure has been saved,” she said. “We are all so blessed in Chester County’s 40 Days for Life.”
In Austin, Texas, participants were encourage to keep standing for truth by a father responsible for three abortions:
Vigil participants often see a man walking his dog on the sidewalk near the vigil. One day, one of the volunteers simply said, “Good morning!”
The man walked down the street a bit, but then turned around and walked over. “I want to tell you something,” he said. “I know that I’m responsible for three of them” – abortions – “and your sign that says ‘men regret lost fatherhood’ is exactly right. I do regret it … and I want you to know I support what you’re doing here.”
40 Days for Life will continue through November 4. To learn more about 40 Days for Life in your city, click here for more information.