Preliminary abortion statistics for 2020 are out...

...and the news isn't good.

Abortion numbers are up significantly compared with last year as fears surrounding the ongoing pandemic have driven desperate mothers to conclude their best option is to have their children killed.

One abortion facility in Illinois announced that the no-show rate for abortion appointments has dropped dramatically since the pandemic began.

But there is good news!

Halfway through the campaign, reports of babies saved at 40 Days for Life vigils are up 28% from recent years!

Former abortion workers report that when you show up to pray in front of an abortion facility, the no-show rate for abortion appointments can go to as high as 75%.

Visit and sign up to pray for one hour at a 40 Days for Life vigil, and you could spare three out of every four children scheduled to lose their lives in the abortion center!

Thousand Oaks, California

One likely reason for the increased number of saved babies is that more peaceful prayer warriors are joining their local 40 Days for Life vigils. Lenore in Thousand Oaks said her campaign has been blessed with greater vigil coverage than ever.

Vigil participants in Thousand Oaks were able to redirect a Planned Parenthood STI testing client to a pro-life clinic. "Something made me come talk to you," the man said.

Other volunteers were approached by a stranger on the sidewalk and got nervous--

--until the man enthusiastically thanked them for their witness and said they were "brave" and "courageous." He had lost a niece or nephew to abortion decades ago, a child that both he and his sister continue to mourn.

Wilmington, North Carolina

Wilmington leader Teresa felt called to organize a special group vigil this past Sunday.

More than 60 pro-lifers joined her at the vigil site to pray for abortion to become "unthinkable."

"This picture shows only a part of the group as we prayed together," Teresa said. "I am thankful for our prayer warriors!"

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day and having done all, to stand.

— Ephesians 6:12-13

Dear Lord, as you lead us into the spiritual battle of abortion may we be reminded that the battle is truly Yours. Thank you for hearing our requests for direction and protection. Thank you for the victory that is ours because of Your Son Jesus, amen.

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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.