I've traveled to more than 450 abortion facilities ? and received many legal threats from the abortion industry over the last 15 years ? and have learned that the pro-life movement needs good lawyers ... lawyers who have experience in law enforcement and in corporate law.

40 Days for Life is blessed that our board chair and general counsel has both.

Matt Britton has helped get 40 Days for Life campaigns to places in the United States and globally using his vast legal experience as an elected prosecutor and corporate attorney.

Many of you have heard Matt on the 40 Days for Life podcast ... and recently he appeared on EWTN's Pro-Life Weekly.

In addition, Matt has visited numerous 40 Days for Life vigil sites to help encourage local volunteers. Here are just a couple of examples.

Richmond, Virginia

Matt brought a group of religious education students to the 40 Days for Life vigil in Richmond, where they prayed outside one of the two abortion centers in Virginia's capital city.

"Thank you for your faithfulness in coming out to pray," said Ann, the 40 Days for Life coordinator. To this group, and to the many other faithful volunteers who take time to visit, she said, "You make a great difference!"

Praying for an end to abortion, she said, will "stop the violence that ends the lives of our youngest and most vulnerable children in our city."

Houston, Texas

As an attorney and former state prosecutor, board chair Matt Britton also serves as 40 Days for Life's general counsel.

He spoke at a recent rally at the 40 Days for Life vigil site in Houston -- the Planned Parenthood building that is the largest abortion center in the Western Hemisphere.

Matt spoke of the importance of exercising First Amendment Rights ... and being a voice of freedom on the sidewalk so that these critical rights not taken away.

You can hear more about this important topic on a special edition of the 40 Days for Life podcast.

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.