PROGRAMMING NOTE: I'll join Doug Keck on EWTN's Bookmark over the next week to discuss my book, To the Heart of the Matter, which you made a bestseller. It will air on EWTN:

  • Sunday, 10/11 at 10am Eastern
  • Monday, 10/12 at 5am and 5pm Eastern
  • Saturday, 10/17 at 1:30pm Eastern

No medical student is right now striving to be (unlike other fields of medicine) the best abortion doctor in America.

Abortionists are the disgrace of the medical community and they often know it. That's why few of them admit to doing abortions, and they often hide in their cars as they're driven into the facility.

The abortion industry is experiencing a staffing crisis as doctors are increasingly unwilling to do abortions. And help is not on the way as the median age of abortion providers continues to rise.

After holding 40 Days for Life vigils in front of the local hospital since 2015, pro-lifers in Gherla, Romania achieved a breakthrough as numerous doctors and medical staff from the hospital joined the vigil!

Stefana, the local leader, reported that doctors had known about the campaign for years and wanted to participate...but they were embarrassed.

"The manager of the hospital, a pro-life woman, supports them and encourages them to take part in the campaign," Stafana said. "During the 13th day [of the vigil], they came out to the street."

And that's not the only breakthrough!

Stefana also reported that in 2019, the hospital delivered 31 babies--but performed 23 abortions. So far in 2020, the hospital has delivered 55 babies and committed just 17 abortions.

"Having doctors in the street, we have to pray more and more fervently for the hospital in Gherla to say 'NO' to abortion and declare itself a PRO-LIFE HOSPITAL!" Stafana wrote.

Little Rock, Arkansas

The 40 Days for Life team in Little Rock moved its vigil to Planned Parenthood after the doctor at the only surgical abortion provider in Arkansas was suspended from practicing medicine for...

...certifying the distribution of marijuana for a 12-year-old child!

Unfortunately, the Arkansas Medical Board reinstated the abortion provider's license. He is now prohibited from certifying patients for medical marijuana--but he's free to resume aborting babies.

Norman, Oklahoma

Connie in Norman said vigil participation is WAY up this fall.

"The weather has been beautiful, and new people are signing up right and left," she said. "And they are coming from two and three hours away. God is God!"

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; they shall not be ashamed, but shall speak with their enemies in the gate.

Psalm 127:3-5

Heavenly Father, please keep me from taking for granted the gift of children. Help us to remember this heritage that you have given us. Make us faithful stewards of these precious lives, that each generation might be raised in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

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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.