We often ask for prayers for unborn children and their mothers ... but today, I'm asking for your prayers for a 10-month old and his parents.

You may have heard the story of Charlie Gard -- a 10-month old boy in England who is seriously ill with a rare disease ... a poor prognosis ... and a bureaucracy that is turning a deaf ear to his plight.

40 Days for Life board member Haywood Robinson, M.D., board chair Matt Britton, and I are in England at the moment -- we're here for a 40 Days for Life conference that has been on our schedules for some time.

But when we found out that prayer vigils were being held for baby Charlie, of course we dropped everything and went to take part ... and took a few minutes to record this video and share our thoughts.

Charlie's case has generated an outpouring of support from pro-life leaders -- and many people of good will from around the world.

This next photo shows Bobby Schindler -- the brother of Terri Schiavo, whose case a number of years ago had tragic parallels -- along with Catherine Foster of Americans United for Life, who are also here to pray outside the hospital where Charlie is staying and to offer support to the family.

This is quite simply an assault on human dignity, with one group of people telling another person that he does not have a right to live.

There have even been some decision-makers who've said it's "in Charlie's best interests" that he be taken off life support ... which will lead to his death.

Charlie's parents want life for their son despite the desperate circumstances, but doctors, hospitals and even the government are placing barriers in their path at every step.

Pope Francis and President Trump have offered to help -- but at this point, the hospital will not permit Charlie's parents to move him. They won't even let them take their child home to die. You can read more about baby Charlie here.

In addition, please pray for the success of the 40 Days for Life leaders conference that we are attending here in London -- and that these leaders will be able to go back to their communities, using the information gained here to help save lives!

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.