The choice of abortion is like all choices--it comes with consequences.

Abortion advocates hide behind this term as if abortion is a flippant choice that happens, and all involved simply move on. The former CEO of Planned Parenthood publicly treated her own abortion as something trivial.

That is degrading to the women and all involved with abortion. The reality is that many choose abortion and regret it.

Other women have no choice — they are coerced into having an abortion.

40 Days for Life participants at Planned Parenthood's flagship abortion facility in Manhattan stepped up their prayers when they saw a teary-eyed woman whose boyfriend was pressuring her to have an abortion.

"The woman exited Planned Parenthood," wrote Mike. "We could tell that she didn’t want the abortion, but he did. He put his hand on her arm a few times to stop her from walking away from Planned Parenthood."

When prayer volunteers assured the expectant mom of their prayers, she smiled--while the man stomped his feet and groaned!

"The couple left and did not return," Mike said. "So please pray that this woman stays strong and continues to choose life."

Mike pulls double duty--participating in the Manhattan campaign while also LEADING the Hempstead, New York campaign on Long Island.

Each campaign has saved two moms and two babies from abortion since September 25.

That's the power of prayer--and of offering women in crisis REAL options.

Smithtown, New York

Halfway across Long Island from Hempstead, the campaign in Smithtown has already saved FOUR babies from abortion.

"A mom and daughter drove out and said they decided not to abort," Ann reported. "Everyone cheered!"

Another couple, with three children, was intending to abort baby number four...but after talking to a campaign volunteer, they chose life.

"Several others stopped in the street just before the driveway...and then moved on," Ann said. "God is on the move here!"

Boston, Massachusetts

A man approached vigil participants in Boston to tell them his 93-year-old grandmother was dying.

"He said that when his mother was young, she got pregnant. Her best friend went with her to get an abortion, but the friend begged her not to do it," wrote Rita, the local leader.

"And here I am!" the man added, a reminder that the impact of pro-life witness is generational.

But the Lord said "You have had pity on the plant for which you have not labored, nor made it grow, which came up in the night and perished in the night. And should I not pity Nineveh, that great city, in which are more than one hundred and twenty thousand persons who cannot discern between their right hand and their left, and much livestock? Should I not be concerned about that great city?"

-- Jonah 4:10-11

Gracious God, loving our enemies seems like one of most difficult things you could ask of us. Please remind us that this is how you love and that if you ask it of us then you will give us the grace to do it.

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Shawn Carney, President/CEO

In addition to co-founding 40 Days for40 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.