The 40 Days for Life team in Colombia recently staged a unique and meaningful celebration -- a baby shower for nine moms who'd rejected abortion for their children.

The event was noted on the Colombian Bishops' Conference web site.

In a note sent to the office for the promotion and defense of life, Pamela Delgado, the 40 Days for Life coordinator in Bogota, stressed that the mothers "received the love and confidence they needed to overcome fear and say 'yes' to life for their children." Today they're surrounded by love.

More than 50 people attended the July 17 shower, where the moms were provided with various baby gifts -- and hugs.

Starting with their first 40 Days for Life campaign in 2015, the Colombian group "has formed a family of friends united by love and generosity," Pamela said. "We are praying and working to see the end of abortion in our country."

Because of this, momentum is already building for their third vigil, which will be held from September 28 to November 6 at the Barrio Teusaquillo in Bogota, across from the Ori?ntame facility.

From its start at one location in Bogota, 40 Days for Life in Colombia added ten more cities ... and has received reports of 31 babies saved from abortion

Pamela said the end of abortion "is not going to be achieved by laws or money or power. This struggle will be won only when women and men, when faced with an unexpected pregnancy, receive the societal and community support they need to regain strength and hope."



40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life is a community-based campaign that takes a determined, peaceful approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their own neighborhoods.