It was a busy trip to Florida, as I spoke at a banquet for the Careline Pregnancy Center in Port Charlotte.

The center directors have the full support of Bishop Frank Dewane of the Catholic Diocese of Venice, who has visited 40 Days for Life vigils.

The next day I spoke at the Fort Myers mid-point rally in front of a Planned Parenthood facility in a shopping center.

This well-attended event even drew some protesters. One held a sign with an arrow towards us that read, "They're crazy."



I'd never seen one like that ... but if we are crazy about something, it is prayer -- and real medical alternatives. In Fort Myers, that is found right across the street from the vigil.

I toured the Community Pregnancy Clinic, where they have a nurse, a full-time staff ... and a new ultrasound courtesy of the Knights of Columbus.

40 Days for Life volunteers have to stand quite far from the Planned Parenthood center, but babies have been saved through effective sidewalk counseling.

"Despite the distance," said Mike, the local leader, "they see us and know why we are here. We are here for them."



Shawn Carney, President/CEO

In addition to co-founding 40 Days for40 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.