Abortion is the shame of the medical community.

That is evident with the increasing shortage of doctors willing to do an abortion, a mounting problem for the abortion industry.

The shortage of abortionists is often revealed during a 40 Days for Life campaign. Our prayer presence causes Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry to change their schedules and even cancel abortion days.

40 Days for Life volunteers are increasingly reporting that when they show up to pray on abortion day NO abortions are being done!

"We could speculate all day," wrote Heather and Laurie. "[But] no matter the reason, there were no abortions in Fort Pierce, Florida this morning--and there are always abortions on Saturday mornings."

Vigil participants arrived at 5 am, expecting a busy abortion day. But the parking lot was empty...and remained that way throughout the morning.

"Let’s rejoice that no babies were killed, and families were spared heartache and devastation today," Heather and Laurie wrote. "Praise God!"

Plattsburgh, New York

Monday is typically abortion day in Plattsburgh...but not this week!

Plattsburgh 40 Days for Life vigil leader Nancy said it appears the abortion provider hasn't shown up to the local Planned Parenthood facility in a month.

"According to our records, abortions are way down," Nancy said. "We keep praying and trusting in God."

Houston, Texas

A broken water pipe flooded the area near America's largest abortion provider, closing area businesses--including Planned Parenthood.

That meant 40 Days for Life vigil participants were able to help usher SIX expectant mothers onto the Houston Coalition for Life's mobile ultrasound bus, where they chose life!

"We also continue to pray for all who were negatively affected by the flooding late last week," wrote the Houston team.

Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.

— Psalm 82:4

Father, may you empower the hundreds today who are serving in our pregnancy help centers. Grant those answering calls, providing ultrasound and following up with a bold spirit of truth, love and perseverance.

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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.