Planned Parenthood finally got around to releasing its annual report ... and it's both challenging and motivating for all of us.

Here's what's on the way UP in Planned Parenthood's latest set of annual statistics:

  • Abortions -- UP from 323,999 to 328,348

  • Taxpayer funding -- UP from $553.7 million to $554.6 million

  • Profits -- UP from $58.8 million to $77.5 million

But here's what's on the way DOWN at Planned Parenthood:

  • Clients -- DOWN from 2.5 million to 2.4 million

  • Cancer screenings -- DOWN from 682,208 to 665,234

  • Prenatal services -- DOWN from 17,419 to 9,419

This report reminds us of one fact -- Planned Parenthood is an abortion business.

But YOU can do something about it right where you live. Applications to LEAD a 40 Days for Life campaign from September 27 - November 5 are open:

Your prayers and peaceful presence can impact these numbers and help end abortion where you live. To see an example watch this short video recorded in front of a closed Planned Parenthood center where 6,400 abortions took place.

Are you called to lead 40 Days for Life in your community? You can apply to host a campaign between now and June 23.

You have time to discern how God wants you to respond, so pray about it, think about it, talk about it with your family and friends -- and please get in touch with us if you have questions.

It takes a leap of faith -- but those Planned Parenthood statistics provide incentive, don't they?

Here's the application link again:

Whether you ultimately decide to lead or not, please pray for all approved leaders who will be going through our 40 Days for Life training program this summer ... so they can help end abortion where they live.

Shawn Carney, President/CEO

In addition to co-founding 40 Days for Life, Shawn is one of the most sought-after pro-life speakers, addressing audiences coast-to-coast and internationally. He has executive produced award-winning pro-life documentaries. Shawn co-authored the #1 top-rated Christian book: 40 Days for Life: Discover What God Has Done ... Imagine What He Can Do and also wrote The Beginning of the End of Abortion.