There is nothing more barbaric than partial-birth abortion.

The good people of Sharonville, Ohio know this all too well after the pioneer of partial-birth abortion ? Martin Haskel ? put his late-term abortion facility in their town.

They did not despair, but responded with prayer and action, including eleven 40 Days for Life campaigns! This abortion center represented the worst of America. But the people outside represented the best of America.

After years of saving lives and seeing visibly pregnant women go in for abortions, they have reason to celebrate ? at long last this facility has gone out of business!

"It was powerful to see so many individuals and organizations unite to end abortion here in Sharonville," said Steve Karlen, 40 Days for Life's North American campaign director. "We see pregnancy centers, legislative efforts, sidewalk counseling and more, but prayer is the glue that brought it all together and closed this facility."

Long-time 40 Days for Life leader Mary Jo Suer said the victory was the result of the many parts of the Body of Christ working in concert. "The community was so full of horror when the abortion clinic opened here. Everyone stepped up to do the part that was needed."

Will your city be the next to host a victory celebration like Sharonville's? Could you be the one in your community who steps up to lead 40 Days for Life?

The next 40 Days for Life campaign will run from September 26 to November 4 ... and applications to lead local vigils will open on June 1.

God has worked many miracles ... including the one in Sharonville, which is but one of the 96 abortion centers that have closed following 40 Days for Life vigils outside their doors!

This late-term abortion facility showed the darkness of the abortion industry. We cover the 5 things you don't know about the abortion industry in this week's 40 Days for Life podcast. Check it out!

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.