Many abortion facilities bring in "clinic escorts" to shield abortion-bound women from your offers of free alternatives to abortion.

Earlier this year, Planned Parenthood's manual for training those escorts became public record as evidence in the Mark Houck trial.

The manual is NOT impressive...but it does expose a lot of revealing information that you can use as you save lives at your local 40 Days for Life vigil.

On this week's episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we unveil the 8 most fascinating revelations from Planned Parenthood's escort training program:

We'll break down:

  • Planned Parenthood's admission that going in to get an abortion is traumatic;
  • What Planned Parenthood escorts don't know;
  • Why Planned Parenthood doesn't want pro-abortion protesters opposing the pro-life presence on the sidewalk.

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Munich, Germany

Abortion facility escorts aren't terribly effective at their jobs, which is why the abortion industry is pushing for buffer zone legislation to keep 40 Days for Life participants away from abortion facilities.

That's the case in Munich, Germany, where campaign leader Silja noted that politicians--including the country's secretary for the family--are vowing to draft buffer zone legislation this year.

"We are looking forward to the legal battle," Silja explained. "Buffer zones are definitely illegal."

Courts across Germany have struck down buffer zones, including a case argued by 40 Days for Life executive director of international affairs Tomislav Čunović--a case in which an all-woman panel of judges made the surprising and unusual decision to hold the trial at the vigil site!

Wilmington, North Carolina

40 Days for Life participants in Wilmington don't have much access to abortion clients, but that's not preventing them from saving lives.

"Despite Planned Parenthood being two blocks away on private property and without a sidewalk close by, these faithful prayer warriors will not be deterred!" wrote Teresa, the local leader.

Prayer warriors found a location that all Planned Parenthood clients pass on their way in for their appointments.

"We stand and pray on the corner of a busy intersection, visible to all," Teresa explained. "We know the power of prayer! We will continue to show up and pray until they close their doors for good!"

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 the 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 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.