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Here’s a picture of me and baby Patrick, one of the children saved from abortion, as a thanks to YOU for all you have done over these 40 days … and as a reminder of what this campaign is really all about.
I hope you get lots of encouragement as we all discern how to move forward from here!
40 Days for Life is a community-based campaign that recognizes abortion as a local problem … and you have shown the willingness to act on your faith to be the local solution.
Many cities that have conducted 40 Days for Life campaigns have asked “What’s next?”
Testimony from our Volunteers
Posted September 18, 2010
I have to tell you a short story. Yesterday we were with our elderly friend who is dying.
The Hospice Social worker was with us....and she is 8 months pregnant. I asked her "Catherine. how is the baby". She replied that it is not a baby yet. I replied in a nice way - that if she is pregnant, it is a baby. I asked her if she had seen the sonogram....and didn't he have a heart, a brain, hands, feet, etc. She replied "Yes". I said "it is a baby". She is from Taiwan so I am not sure what her beliefs are - but I just had to tell her that she is having a baby. We like each other so I am hoping I got my point across.
From a concerned ProLife Volunteer.....
YES! YES! YES!
"Twins! How wonderful," I said. - Was I in for a surprise!
An interesting letter from a local pastor
Letters from Vigil Volunteers
From a Sister in Clearlake-
Posted October 31, 2008
Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion chain, does NOT like 40 Days for Life.
The billion-dollar organization -- that rakes in $336.7 million tax dollars each year while aborting 289,750 children -- is always fighting to protect its bottom line.
And it has brought out one of its tired old ploys for this fall's 40 Days for Life -- a campaign it calls "Pledge-a-Picket."
Planned Parenthood supporters are asked to make a donation for each person who prays outside its facilities, claiming that pro-lifers are helping to raise money for the abortion business.
Planned Parenthood has been using this tactic in numerous cities across the country where 40 Days for Life campaigns are disrupting customer income.
To further demonstrate how much 40 Days for Life is impacting Planned Parenthood's revenue stream, the organization has now rolled out a national campaign attempting to counter the impact of 40 Days for Life while raising funds for the abortion operation.
They use a web-based blog called, "I am Emily X," which uses a made-up character that represents, "a small group of Planned Parenthood employees," who continually accuse 40 Days for Life participants of harassing clinic workers and customers.
To give an example, the blog reported this Tuesday from Nebraska where the abortion workers have counted more than 350 volunteers participating in the 40 Days for Life campaign thus far. (Great job, Nebraska!)
"Emily X" then condemns a group of Catholic priests and lay people who came out to peacefully pray the rosary together outside their doors, saying, "I worry about how intimidating the sound of all those voices at once can be," before claiming that the rosary, "has been corrupted as a tool to frighten women."
That's what they call intimidation?
First of all, if Planned Parenthood tries Pledge-a-Picket in your community, please don't change what you're doing!
You are NOT raising money for Planned Parenthood.
This is a deceptive campaign meant to dissuade faithful people whose prayers are cutting in to the abortion chain's bottom line. You are praying to end the evil of abortion -- PLEASE DON'T STOP!
Devanie Cooper, the local 40 Days for Life coordinator in Memphis, gave a great answer when a WREG-TV reporter asked her about Pledge-a-Picket.
"Prayer and fasting works better than money does,"she said. "We're going to win this; God's going to win this."
The 40 Days for Life team in Manchester, New Hampshire is noting the real effect this campaign is having on Planned Parenthood.
Mike and his wife pray outside near the end of the business day. "We observe that the people working at the clinic leave all at once and very quickly in order to avoid any interaction with us," he said. "I believe that deep down in their souls they know that what they are doing is evil."
I suspect that the 40 Days for Life team in Spokane, Washington is having a similar impact. Why else would Planned Parenthood send eight of its own employees outside with signs promoting "choice"?
"Two or three more joined them within the next half hour," said Inga. "They lined up on the curb on either side of our prayer volunteers, with an 'in-your-face' attitude, mocking us with their looks and laughter. This was the first time in either campaign that we have encountered this kind of persecution."
Inga said only two people were signed up to pray at the vigil when this happened, but God had other plans. The people who were scheduled to leave the vigil stayed and kept praying -- and other people kept arriving to join them until more than two dozen faithful believers were gathered in prayer outside of Planned Parenthood.
When 5 o'clock came, the Planned Parenthood employees gave up and went home. But the 40 Days for Life team continued to pray.
"We all felt great cause for rejoicing that we had been found worthy to suffer for truth and life," Inga said. "Truly, this is a sign that we are somehow getting under their skin, disrupting business, causing women to not keep their appointments, possibly even saving lives of babies and keeping women from a lifetime of regret."September 29, 2008-Testimony from a 40 Days for Life Counselor-
After escorting two Hispanic girls to Birthright, one of them, who had been uneasy about going to Planned Parenthood with her older sister and friend, said to me: "Wanna know why I'm against abortion? I was an unplanned pregnancy and I KNOW if my mom had gone to Planned Parenthood I would not be here today!" She continued "And I am saving myself for marriage!" I asked her how old she was, she said: "Fourteen".
I told her she was wiser than many adults.......
From David Bereit- National Director 40 Days for Life-
Want to hear some great news this Monday morning?
Thus far, local 40 Days for Life coordinators have
reported 48 babies saved from abortion! And reports
are still coming in. It's awesome!
Karen in Oklahoma City tells of a young woman who
approached sidewalk counselors outside the clinic.
"They could tell she was conflicted and open to their
words," she said.
This young woman was the victim of sexual assault.
"She was afraid of carrying a child she did not
really want," said Karen, "but she was also afraid
that she might fall in love with her baby if she
After the counselors described the free resources
available, she asked if she could choose an adoptive
family for her baby. The answer was a resounding yes.
"The counselors hugged her and thanked her for
choosing life for her unborn child," Karen said. "She
left smiling and happy. Praise God!"
Michele in Colorado Springs reports a car drove up to
the clinic and two young women got out -- a woman
scheduled for an abortion and her friend. The friend
called out to the people praying outside the clinic,
"I'm with you! Pray for her!" And of course they did
just that. The two women went inside the clinic, then
came back out and talked. They went back in again,
and came back out and talked again.
This time, someone shared a scripture verse with them
-- Isaiah 49:15: "Can a mother forget her infant, be
without tenderness for the child of her womb? Even
should she forget, I will never forget you." After
reading this together, the two young women went home.
The baby was saved!
Carol in Toms River, New Jersey was praying with a
small group outside the clinic when a young couple
walked out, quietly talking to one another. "She was
crying," Carol noticed. "He hugged her and then she
began to walk down the steps with a smile on her face
and tears in her eyes."
The young woman looked at the vigil volunteers and
said, "I could not do it. I just could not do it."
Still, she was afraid of her mother's reaction,
because it was her mother who was pushing the
abortion. She also had concerns that her boyfriend
might not be able to finish college. "But she took
the first step in conquering those fears," Carol
said, "and God will bless her."
Carol added, "There is much to be said when you
realize that our prayers really make a difference.
There is much to be said when you know in your heart
you are part of God's plan. If you have not yet
gotten involved in 40 Days for Life, I cannot tell
you the blessings you will experience and the
wonderful people you will meet -- all for the glory
September 28, 2008
From the Napa 40 Days for Life Coordinator-
In four hours David and his family plan to be here for us. What a leader the Holy Spirit has inspired and enabled for our day of battle. Pray for David and his family that St. Michael the Archangel may be sent to protect him from the snares of the prince of hell, that old loser who seeks only the destruction of souls. What a mighty Lord we serve and how great it is that....He has let us know that we win in the end!!
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